It's 12.12.12! Let's have a party! No? How about some festive, shimmery eyes for a real holiday party instead? For today's look, I'm using the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2. I've done a few tutorials with the original NP and several of you requested a NP2 look, so I hope you like this one. However, feel free to use the shadows in your own collection. Put on that fancy dress (or fancy pants, or in my case, fancy pjs) and try out my Shimmery Golden Eyes!
Before you begin....Decide if you want to do your eyes first or your face. For this look, I did my eyes first, as the shimmery shadow can have fall out. I took a Post It note and creased it, to make a little holder to catch the fall out, and stuck it under my eyes. Weird, but it works!
Prep your lids with eyeshadow primer to make the shadow last all night.
Use a flat brush and pat Chopper all over the lid. Patting, as opposed to sweeping, will cause less fall out on the lid.
Dip a pencil brush into the same color and run it under the lower lash line.
Turn the flat brush over, and use the other side to pat Suspect onto the middle of the lid. Use a fluffy brush to gently blend the two colors.
Take a pencil brush and dip into Blackout. Drag shadow into the outer corner, into a sideways "V" shape. Use a fluffy brush to blend it out, meaning no harsh lines between the black and gold.
With a small brush, dip into Bootycall and run underneath the brows and the inner corners. Blend as needed.
Clean up any fall out from the shadows. I usually stop and apply foundation, concealer, and powder before liner/mascara/etc, but complete in the order that works for you. Finish with mascara, eyeliner, and false lashes, as desired.
PS: If you'd like me to list shadows for a drugstore version, please let me know and I'll be happy to update this post.
So tell me, are you into festive holiday makeup?
Tomorrow, I'm sharing an easy hair tutorial and putting the whole look together!