Limited time in the mornings?-Then this is the tutorial for you so you can get out the door quickly!!! This is a no frills tutorial today because it’s not the color combinations that I wanted to show but the quick and easy technique that will also elongate your eyes. Because of this, I used basic natural colors…but you can use any colors you like to switch it up!
MAC Eyeshadows in “Shale”, “Malt” and “Swiss Chocolate”, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in “Blackest Black” (optional), MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”, MAC Lipstick in “Pink Nouveau”, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Black Bean”
You will also need a wide flat liner brush that looks like this:
Conceal the entire lid up to the brow, all around the eye and all around the eye. Set with powder. Apply your eyeshadow primer all over he eye up to the brow…I used MAC’s Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”.
Using your big fluffy, apply “Shale” to the front half of the eyelid….then apply “Malt” to the rest of the lid and up..stopping at the brow bone. I didn’t show this step because both shadows are so light.
Using your wide, flat liner brush, apply “Swiss Chocolate” to the end of your eye in a kind of “wing” shape. I do this by looking straight ahead in the mirror and angling the brush from my lower water line towards the end of my brow. Then I simply place the color on that angle. It should look something like this:
Using the same brush, place it back on the line and move it in towards the inner corner (but not going very far in at all)—kind of like a windshield wiper motion. Continue to add color to your brush, place it on the line and “windshield wiper” it over towards the inner corner. This is your trick and the key to this eye…it is going to elongate your eye and keep your shadow on the outer corner of the eye. It should look something like this:
Using your NYX Eye Pencil, apply liner to the top of the eye.. 2/3 of the way in…making it bigger or fatter on the outside of the eye. Using your flat liner brush, smudge out your liner. You can also smudge some of the liner onto the “wing” you have created on the outside of the eye…just to create some more darkness. It should look something like this:
Using a stiff brush, apply your highlight from the brow bone down into the inner corner. Using your fluffy brush, blend your “Swiss Chocolate” into your “Malt” and in towards the inner corner. If you don’t want any lashes…apply your mascara and you are done! If you want to step it up, apply your false eyelashes. Apply a coat of mascara to blend your fake lashes into your real ones. Your final product will look something like this:
I added some MAC “Pink Nouveau” as a final touch-Love this color! I love this whole look because it is nice and soft….and fast! And it gives you a winged/elongated look without messing with winged liner!