Welcome to my very first makeup tutorial! Meet my friend Catherine. Catherine is a fifth grade teacher and was looking for a natural-yet-pulled-together everyday makeup look that she could wear to school. This tutorial is a for soft and neutral makeup look that emphasizes those gorgeous baby blues. Let’s get started!
As you can see from the photo above, Catherine has a standard eye, meaning you can see the entire eyelid when the eye is open. Her eyes are round and protruding (the opposite of deep-set). She also has light eyelashes and eyebrows so I kept her look neutral and soft.
Step One: Start by applying Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer to the entire eyelid with your fingers.
Step Two: Apply a matte cream colored shadow to the entire lid, from the inner corner all the way up to the brow bone. I used Lancome shadow in Coquille, which is discontinued, so try Lorac shadow in Cream.
Step Three: Using a dense, flat eyeshadow brush, place a red-toned brown shadow in the crease. I used Lancome shadow in Rustique (discontinued) so try Lorac shadow in Sable. Then, pick up some more of the brown shadow with a crease brush and blend thoroughly into the crease using a windshield wiper motion. Only place the shadow in the crease! If you bring it down on the lid it will look too dark and dramatic for daytime.
Step Four: Apply a shimmery champagne-colored shadow in the inner corners of the eyes. I used Lancome shadow in Honeymoon.
Step Five: Using a dark brown eyeliner, line the upper lid as close to the lashline as possible. Use your ring finger to smudge the line ever-so-slightly. I used L’Oreal Voluminous Smouldering eyeliner in Brown for Catherine.
Step Six: Apply the brown eyeliner outer third of the bottom lashline as well. Use your ring finger to smudge and soften.
Step Seven: Curl one set of lashes. Apply a volumizing mascara (like L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in Black/Brown) to upper lashes only. Repeat on the other eye.
Voila! Here is the finished product. It is a natural, everyday look that’s perfect for the classroom!