I am a neutral eyeshadow girl at heart and I always will be but I really enjoy playing within the spectrum of neutral and discovering new looks and combinations. I love to play with eyeshadow and while I dream of having the guts to rock a bright blue or purple eye, I know that will take some time. In the meantime I am going to rock every neutral look I possibly can and hone my skills so I can get better and better.
One of my absolute favourite looks right now is this beautiful rose gold eye with a thick cat wing that I created using the L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 eyeshadow palette. I have rocked this specific look on 4 days this past week and I just can’t get enough. It is so perfect for spring and summer with it’s golden glow and pink tones, it just screams for a day at the beach or a night out with friends.
This is a super simple look that only takes a few minutes and uses only 5 shadows, 4 of which are from the La Nude Palette*. The 4th shadow is one of L’oreal’s La Couleur Infallible Pressed Pigments in the shade Hourglass Beige*.
To achieve this look you will need a large crease brush, a small crease brush, a fluffy blending brush and a flat shadow brush. Using the crease brush take the 3rd shade from the left (a matte taupe brown) and using sheer layers buff into the crease for your transition shade. Build up the crease until you get to the amount of definition you prefer then switch to the small crease brush.
With that brush, take a small bit of the 6th shade from the left (a deep reddish brown) and place it into the outer v of your eye. Again, you want to build this shade up in sheer layers and make sure to blend using the first brush you used between each layer.
Once you have reached the depth of colour you prefer, use your fluffy blending brush to buff out all of the edges. Switch to your flat shadow brush and take a bit of the 2nd shade from the left (a rose gold shimmer) placing it all over the inner two thirds of the lid. Add to it until you have enough shimmer for your liking, for me that is about 2 layers. Return to your fluffy brush and blend over the entire lid.
Next, take a bit of the Infallible pigment on your pinky finger and place it onto the inner third and inner corner, dragging it down onto the inner part of the lower lid. Take a tiny bit of the rose gold shade and place it on top of the infallible pigment to blend everything together.
To finish it off, use the 1st shade from the left (a matte cream) to highlight the brow bone and then blend once more. Take the original crease shade and drag it along the lower lid, add your liner then mascara and you are done!
A super simple eye that looks chic and perfectly effortless but takes no time at all. I have become so addicted to this look and I love that I can create such gorgeous looks with the La Palette Nude. To see my full review of the La Palette Nude 1, check out this post!
Stay tuned to next Friday when I will be sharing another look using the La Palette Nude 2!
Are you a neutral lover? What sort of look are you loving right now?