Looking for a 5 minute makeup wonder? Then look no further. I love experimenting with eye makeup, but when in a hurry, I don’t always have the time to dabble with more fiddly products like eyeliners. Earthy, neutral tones are my go-to, daytime eyeshadows, and this palette by L’Oreal has become my new favourite. This nifty quad boasts 4 divine shades, each highly pigmented and enriched with shimmer particles. Like most palettes, the colour riche eyeshadows include a double-ended applicator, but I find that using a brush creates a smoother, more even finish. As a beauty product fiend, I have become no stranger to the extortionate prices of fine quality brushes, and so I was delighted to discover that the Models Own brush kit is the perfect budget buy. The kit includes 5 excellent quality brushes for just £10 – working out at a mere £2 per brush – and in no better colour than fluro-orange (hurray for neon!).
To create my look, I used just two of the brushes; I started by working the lighter eyeshadow (number 2) across the lid using the shading brush, and taking the blending brush, I used small, circular motions to blend the shadow out, particularly concentrating on the outer corners – this produces a smokier effect. On my lower lash line, I used the darkest eyeshadow (number 4) and gently brushed it across using the tip of the shading brush, gradually lightening as I reached the inner corners – this makes the eye appear brighter. I then took the blending brush to slightly blend it out, this time using a small, sweeping motion. I finished by adding Bourjois Volume Glamour mascara, blogged about here. Despite the rather wordy description, this took me no more than 5 minutes to create!
What do you think of this look? Have you used any of these products before?
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Disclaimer: I am in no way claiming to be a professional when it comes to applying makeup (I’m sure the pictures display this). I just enjoy using makeup and decided to share some tips which I have picked up from practicing over time.