If there is one look I create over & over it is a taupe eyeshadow look. Taupe makeup just makes me happy year round & I think it can really make my eyes pop when done a certain way. I love my Lorac Pro palette so much lately but I don’t find it has a true taupe that is taupe enough for me. What is a girl to do? Create one of course! Obviously I’m not a scientist but I’ve found that when you combine shades that you often see in shades of taupes correctly…it will look a bit duochrome or like a taupe itself. Ah, the eyes. So crazy. I’ll also be showing you how my first day of testing the new Rimmel Show Off (or Apocolips in the UK) in Nova looks! If you haven’t seen these yet, I showed you the displays popping up here! Every product used is listed below!
Apply a primer first. Today I used the Lorac Eye Primer. Apply Taupe to the crease & blend well. You want to outline where your darkest shade will be. Mix a bit of slate & Pewter on a fluffy brush & work into outer corner. Blend, blend, blend. I brought it in pretty far for a dramatic look. Mix a bit of purple & black on the very outer corner if desired & bring down to create a slight V. Apply Pewter to lid & blend up lightly to merge colors. Apply a bit of Lt. Bronze directly to middle of lid to create a brightening, light catching look. Blend. Apply Cream to browbone foe highlight. Under your eye drag pewter on the outer half & Lt. Bronze on the inner blending well for a seamless transition. Apply a light touch of champagne to inner corner for brightening. Apply liner & mascara.
Lorac Eyeshadow Primer
Lorac Pro Palette
Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Deep Black
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Black
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara in Black
Wet n Wild Color Icon Pencil in Taupe
Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit
Billion Dollar Brows Clear Brow Gel
L’Oreal Miracle Blur (currently testing this!)
Beauty Blender was used for application of foundation
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation in 805 Ivory (showed a video on this here!)
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Luminous Foundation mixed in a bit here & there
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 Fair
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in 205 (the one in the pot, not the new one)
Ben Nye Cameo Powder (which I hauled & talked about here)
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Stellar
Rimmel Show Off (Apocolips in the UK) in Nova (sightings post here)
So there you have it! I loved this look & even gave you guys a sneak peek on Instagram. I will be swatching & reviewing the Lorac Pro Palette (I lost my original batch of photos…curses!) & the Rimmel Shop Off lippies soon so stay tuned for those! What do you think? Do you ever “create” shades? Some other shades I create are turquoise, violet, & coral.