To say that I love the Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette is an understatement. I recently went away for an entire week on vacation and the only eyeshadow I packed was this palette. It hits all the right notes for me in terms of warm and cool tones and the versatility of looks you can achieve. I decided to do a “halo eye” and use the palette to give me a super ethereal look. This is very fall and winter appropriate as well, showcasing a divine smoky purple and a glowing shimmery bronze. Full details are inside,
Here’s how to get this look:
- Apply Shade 1 into the crease of your eye and generously blend it upward toward your brow-bone bone.
- Next, go in with Shade 2 and apply it to your entire lower lash-line, as well as in the inner and outer corners of your eyelid. Leave the center of your eyelid completely bare!
- Using a wet brush, apply Shade 3 over the center of your eyelid that you left bare. Also apply this right in the center of your lower lash-line. Pat this shade on instead of rubbing so you get a super intense effect.
- Go back with Shade 2 and blend everything together well so there is no harsh line where the two shades meet. You can use light circle motions with a fluffy blending brush for this and go back with Shade 3 as necessary until it’s super blended at the edges, but still bright enough to pop.
- Use Shade 1 again in the crease of your eyes lightly to make sure everything is blended out.
- Pop Shade 4 onto your brow-bones to highlight them and bring the crease color down to a muted look.
- Shade 5 is what I used as my face highlight and it is stunning. I use this shade all of the time and it is so pigmented.
At this point, I applied black eyeliner to my lower water-line and tight-lined my upper lashes. I applied Ardell Wispie Lashes to my upper lashes for an extra pop to the look. You can apply liner to your upper lashes if you like, but I really wanted the beautiful “halo eye” effect to stand out so I left it off.
The effect reminds me of a fall or winter sunset, when the sky lights up with shades of deep purple and the sea of bronze that is the sun going down is right in the middle of it all. The bronze shade really highlights the eyes and stands out, but the purple adds a depth of warmth and smokiness that is perfect for the fall and winter.
I love the highlight shades at the bottom of the Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette. They really illuminate your skin and give you an out-of-this-world glow.
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