When it comes to a makeup look that I consider ideal for everyday wear, I think of chocolate and gold shades. Shades that open up the eyes, make them sparkle a bit when they hit the light, but shades that aren’t over the top. If you work in a conservative office environment or you are looking for a makeup look that is natural and enhances your natural beauty, this is a great one to try. I am using my Too Faced “Chocolate Bar” Palette for the look, and I have the shades labeled inside as a tutorial. Feel free to use shades you have in your own collection that are similar. I’ve never seen chocolate and gold eyeshadow look bad on anyone before, so they are kind of the universal shades of gorgeous when it comes to makeup.
HOW TO GET THIS EYE MAKEUP:
- Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied Shade #1 to the crease and socket of my eye, blending slightly upward. I did this a few times until the color was noticeable, but not overly dark or too light.
- Using a wet eyeshadow brush, I applied Shade #2 over my entire eyelid to the crease of my eye. I also applied this along my lower lash-line. This metallic gold color will really light up your eyes.
- Using a pencil brush, I mixed together Shade #3 and Shade #4, and applied this directly into the outer crease of my eye lightly. Focus this only in the part where your eyelid creases and only on the outer third of the eye. This will just add definition to your crease without being over the top, and Shade #1 will peek out above your socket, creating a beautiful, natural gradient effect.
- Using my eyeshadow brush again, I applied Shade #5 to the outer third of my eyelid and lower lash-line to make the look just slightly smokey. Be sure to blend this out well. We want to create a very light, natural looking smokey eye that is perfect for daytime wear.
To finish the look off, I applied some black liner to the outer half of my eyelid only, with no wing. This just makes the lash-line look thicker and darker, and it looks very natural. It gives you a bit of a doe-eyed look without looking harsh. You could even use a chocolate brown liner here, instead.
To open up the eye and make it look even brighter and larger, you can apply a white or flesh-toned eyeliner to your lower water-line. It’s a fantastic makeup artist trick that makes you look awake!
Notice how the overall eye look is very natural and glowing looking. It’s not meant to be over the top, it’s just meant to enhance your eye color and features. If you replaced the black liner with a brown liner on top, you would get an even more demure look.
I finished the look off with some light pink lipstick, pink blush, and highlighter on my cheekbones. It’s about keeping the look conservative and appropriate for the daytime.
The ultimate test of whether or not a makeup look is “natural” is to go ahead and photograph it in natural light. The above photo and the photograph below are both in natural lighting. You can see how the skin just looks healthy, glowing, and natural. The eyes are slightly enhanced and look awake, but they’re not over the top.
If you’re not sure about daytime makeup for yourself, this is a great option. This is honestly a look that will flatter every skin tone, every eye color, and every hair color. Chocolate and gold eyeshadow always look fabulous!
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