Today’s eye look is something I’ve been wearing a lot lately. I almost never wear an all matte eye look as I can’t do without some bling on my face (aka shimmery shadows). However, lately I’ve been inspired by a coworker, who wears a very dramatic matte eye look to work. She has a very different eye shape (more more deep-set than mine) and does her eye makeup much more dramatically than I would, but I wanted to give a go at doing my own version.
For this look, I pulled out my trusty Tarte Tartelette palette. Even though I rarely r do all-matte eyes, I use this palette nearly 95% of the time I do my makeup in some way – I’m either borrowing a transition colour from here, a darker shade to deepen up the out V, or using it for the matte highlight shades. It has definitely become a regular part of my makeup routine. This is a simple look using only three shades.
All-Over Lid Colour: Super Mom
Transition Colour: Force of Nature
Crease Colour: Power Player
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Mascara: Shiseido Full Lash Volume Mascara
- With a fluffy crease brush, apply Force of Nature as a transition shade from the crease to just below the browbone.
- Apply Super Mom all over the lid, making sure not to go over the crease. Also take this onto the browbone as the highlight shade.
- Take a smaller crease brush and apply Power Player right in the crease area, so that it acts as a transition shade between Super Mom and Force of Nature. Also apply this lightly to the inner and outer half of the lid, so that Super Mom is only showing in the middle of the lid. Take Power Player onto the lower lash line with an angled liner brush.
- Do a winged liner on the upper lash line using liquid or gel liner.
- Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
If I were to do this look over again, I would definitely put down a white cream base first (which I don’t own) to make Super Mom stand out better, and I would probably use a starker white shade instead of a cream.