Makeup trends may change, but the no-makeup makeup look has proven it’s here to stay. It’s fresh, easy to do, and focuses on enhancing what you already have. The only “con” about it is that it could use a little extra oomph every now and then. So, we figured, why not take the same “au naturale” philosophy to play up one of the most noticeable facial features: the eyes!
We know, we know—there’s something about eye makeup that seems complicated and intimidating. But don’t worry, we promise the two no eyeshadow-eyeshadow looks we picked are as natural and simple as possible. Enough to spice up your look, yet easy enough to follow! And once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to tweak it however you’d like. Scout’s honor! So if you’re in the mood to try timeless, classic eye looks well within your comfort zone, scroll on and we’ll show you how.
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Mastering the no eyeshadow-shadow look all comes down to the shade of eyeshadow used. The more the color matches your skin and hair tone, the better the results will be! This makes eyeshadow palettes the best kind of investment for eye looks, since you get easy access to similar shades in one place. (You never know when you’ll need ‘em!)
Here, we’ll be using the Imagic 16-Color Eyeshadow Palette and the Australis Eye Spy Eyeshadow Palette in Nude. Whether you follow the step-by-step guide down to the last detail or you’re in the mood to switch, add, or leave shades behind, feel free to experiment for a look that’s comfortable for you. Let’s get to it!
LOOK #1: SUBTLE EYE CONTOUR
STEP 1: Using an eyeshadow brush, lightly tap a medium matte brown like Crime Seen from the Australis Eye Spy Nude Palette. Ideally, the shade should be a good match for your brows. Then, before applying, slightly raise your brows and gently brush over the crease area for a touch of definition.
STEP 2: Next, to elongate the eyes, take the brush and tap a deep matte brown shade like Bold from Imagic’s 16-Color Eyeshadow Palette. Stick as close to the lash line as possible and brush a thin line outwards, following the direction of the eyes. Extend the natural lash line just a bit by dragging the brush slightly past the eye corner.
STEP 3: To keep it natural, soften the look by blending the line with a soft hand using the brush. This will allow the shadow to seamlessly blend with the rest of the eye.
STEP 4: Lastly, pop in Crime Seen again to the outer half of the bottom lash line to mimic a drop shadow effect. Continue adding color until you reach the extended top lash line and you’re all set.
As for the second how-to, we wanted to add a natural flush of color to the lids for a fresh and lightweight look that’s easy on the eyes. See how we brought this to life, below!
LOOK #2: SOFT ROSY GLOW
STEP 1: Take an eyeshadow brush and sweep on a nude pink hue like Hung from Imagic’s 16-Color Eyeshadow Palette over the whole lid.
STEP 2: Next, glide the brush on the lower lash line as well, following the shape of your eye.
STEP 3: Using your finger, pat on a subtle, shimmery gold shade like Miss-tyic from the Australis Eye Spy Nude Palette on the center of the lid. Softly blend away any harsh lines. Ideally, the gold shade should match well with your skin tone so it looks more natural.
STEP 4: Finally, following the same trick earlier, elongate the eye shape with Imagic’s Bold by extending the top lash line. Smudge or blend with a small angled brush to complete the look!
Like what you see? If you want to take either of these looks a step further, you can also tightline your eyes with a brown gel eyeliner and finish the look with a coat of mascara. Get practicing!
Shop the Imagic 16-Color Eyeshadow Palette on sale for a limited time only at P1,150 right here and the Australis Eye Spy Eyeshadow Palette for P595 right here.
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