I decided to use the brand new LORAC Mint Edition Collection Eye & Cheek Palette to create a summer-inspired makeup look. I absolutely love the way neutral eyeshadow looks with a bright pop of unexpected color. In this look, I use a minty-aqua shade along the lower lash-line, which perfectly complements the neutral shimmering shades on my eyelid. Peek inside for a how-to!
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Above is the LORAC Mint Edition Eye & Cheek Palette. I marked each shade that I used as a guide. Here’s how to get the look:
- Apply the shade marked “Eyelid” over your entire eyelid and in the inner corners of your eyes. This is a light, shimmering color that is going to be our base.
- Apply the shade marked “Outer Eyelid” across the outer half of each eye to add some slightly darker definition. This will just add a very slight defining look to the eye.
- Apply the shade marked “Crease” to the crease of your eye. Building this color up several times, swipe it back and forth in a windshield wiper type of motion.
- Apply the shade marked “Outer V” to the outer sideways “V” of your eyelids. Imagine there is a sideways “V” on the outer part of your eyelids. Swipe this color, which is the darkest, into that area to add the most definition and make the look slightly smoky.
- Apply the shade marked “Brow-Bone” to your brow-bone area. This will help blend out the crease color and add some light there.
- Apply the shade marked “Lower Lash-Line” along your entire lower lash-line area. I wet my brush to make this aqua-mint shade even more intense.
To finish the look off, I added some black eyeliner along my lower water-line and upper lash-line. I did a cat-flick with my eyeliner, as well. I love to add nice, pigmented, dark eyeliner when I’m doing a very light or pastel look on my eyes. It really looks amazing when the contrast pops on your eyes.
The finished result is a neutral, slightly smoky eye with a pop of bright aqua-mint color along the lower eye. The black eyeliner helps to really make these colors contrast and pop. It’s very summer, sand, and beach inspired.
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