I recently dug out an old palette that I purchased online but never used…the Sleek Makeup Shangri-La Respect Palette. I absolutely love the palette because it contains gorgeous shades of neutrals as well as orange and copper-toned brights. One of my “everyday makeup” looks is this one, a light brown shade on my eyelid with a subtle, cool-toned brown in the crease. The crease is just enough to blend the eyelid color out and add depth, but it doesn’t scream at you when you see it in person or photographs.
Above is the Sleek Makeup Shangri-La Respect Palette. It’s no longer available as it was limited edition, but Sleek Makeup is an incredible UK-based brand that sells very inexpensive makeup. I purchase mine online through their website. Their eyeshadow palettes are always particularly pigmented, stunning, and inexpensive. I marked the colors as a guide above, and it’s super simple to achieve this look, which is why it’s perfect for everyday.
- Apply a cool-toned, peachy light-brown shade into the creases of your eyes. I used the color marked “1” above. I like using a light brown with a peachy, almost orange tone to it. It really accentuates the darker brown on the lid and highlights your sockets in a very subtle way. I’ve had my husband tell me my eye makeup looks great when I’m wearing this look, but he can’t quite “put his finger on it.” I really think this type of shade helps to create a very natural, subtle looking socket to your eye.
- Apply a cool-toned brown shade to your eyelid and lower lash-line. I used the color marked “2” above. I love the way cool-toned browns look on me. I have an olive complexion that is warm, but cool toned browns are very flattering. It really balances out the peachiness of the crease color.
- Apply a matte white or off-white shade to the inner corners of your eyes and brow-bone. This is just to highlight the eye and make it look lifted.
Some days I will just apply mascara and be done with this look. For today, I applied my favorite black eyeliner (Urban Decay’s “Perversion”) to my lower water-line and smudged it out. It helps add a pop of contrast when you want to make the look a little more dramatic. If you want to go more natural with this look, you can skip the black liner and add white or flesh-colored liner to your lower water-line to really open the eye up and make it look bigger.
I can do this makeup look in less than five minutes on both of my eyes because it’s really only a few steps. It will enhance any eye color but it still looks natural. Since the Sleek Makeup palette I used was limited edition, feel free to use similar shades in your makeup collection. The key here is really that light, cool-toned, peachy crease color against the cool-toned brown eyelid shade.
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