Pinterest Test #1: Date Night Eyeshadow Tutorial

I have been pinning eye makeup looks and tutorials on Pinterest for YEARS but I realized that I haven’t actually tried any of the looks out on myself yet…they are just sitting in my “Beauty Board” collecting dust (or whatever is equivalent online…).  That’s no good!

So, I’ve decided to challenge myself, over the next couple months, by selecting my favourite pins and trying them out to discover:

  1. If I can create this look with my existing affordable eye makeup?
  2. If this look works well on my/a different eye shape and/or colour?
  3. How helpful are the step by step images (if any)?
  4. What tips can I provide my readers to help you achieve this look?

On to today’s challenge…

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Today’s challenge is the look to the left entitled “Date Night Eye Shadow” (although, for me, it’s a spring/summer look that you could wear day and night).

I thought it was the perfect challenge to start with – a quick and easy look with a pop of colour using only 4 shadows + liner + mascara.  There are clear step by step images displaying both brush type and shadow colour.

I was optimistic that this would look lovely with my eye shape and colour as the model has brown eyes like me (plus, purple looks beautiful on all eye colours)!



Products I used to create this look:

Image-1Transition shadow:
Frappe by Makeup Geek
(light maple brown matte)

Inner lid shadow:
Flesh Tone by Coastal Scents*
(beige with gold shimmer)

Outer lid shadow:
Peach Brew by Coastal Scents*
(peach with satin finish)

Crease shadow:
Glance from Stila “In the Moment” Palette
(bright deep purple with slight shimmer)

Upper lid Creme Gel liner:
Swerve by ColourPop applied with Sephora Angled Brush
(true onyx black)

Smashbox Full Exposure
(jet black volumizing and lengthening mascara)

*Note: I have MANY Coastal Scent eye shadows (they are amazing and only $1.99 US each…I highly recommend them!).

The Reveal

I absolutely love how this turned out and will definitely be trying it out again soon!  I paired it with Nars Orgasm blush and Colourpop Topanga lippie stix for a beautiful vibrant summer’s day look.

My foundation of choice was Neutrogena SkinClearing makeup, followed by Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. I also used Maybelline Master Contour palette to contour/highlight and QUO Brow Focus in Brunette to darken my brows. And to make sure the look lasted all day, I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.

Application Tips

The step by step images were very clear, accurate, and easy to follow (apply the transition, inner lid corner, outer lid corner, crease, liner and mascara/lashes).  Although, there were no product suggestions, you could see the selected colour on the tip of the brush in each image.

The only things that I noticed were not included in the step by step were:

  • There is a little shadow placed under her bottom lash line so I did so with the purple crease colour before applying the black liner on my upper lids.
  • Her water line has been lighted up so I applied a bit of the light inner crease colour after applying the black liner on my upper lids.
  • It did not clarify if she used mascara or false lashes. It looked like falsies but, I’m very lucky to have long lashes so I just used mascara. (note: this is also why I didn’t create as long of a winged liner…in my opinion, the winged liner looks better long when falsies are applied)

Another tip:  I would suggest applying a bit more of the outer lid peachy colour, after applying the purpley crease colour, to help with the blend and give it an extra pop.

What do you think?  Any eye shadow looks or tutorials you’d like me to try out?  If so, link them below in the comments section 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Pinterest Test #1: Date Night Eyeshadow Tutorial

  1. simplyhealthylifeblog July 18, 2016 / 9:01 am

    I can never use pinks and look so smokey and beautiful! I’ll need to try more. Plus I can never get my eyeliner this perfect 😩 What’s your secret?!

    • Aliza18e July 18, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks! Practice practice practice… The two types of liner I find easiest to apply are (1) felt tip liquid liner (2) a damp angled brush with a shadow, like Carbon from MAC (I still have difficulty applying with a liner pencil…smudge city!). I’d suggest making short strokes with the liner/brush from the inner corner outward. Hope that helps!

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