Hello! Today I am bringing you the post I promised: an eye look using only 1 brush!!!
I'm really excited about this one because it was my first time attempting this and it turned out so very pretty! It seriously looks like I used more brushes than just one $1 E.L.F brush. That just goes to show you, you can use what you have and still look good! It's all about technique!
So, are you ready? Go grab your one eyehsadow brush and any 3 eyeshadows you'de like! I used my Wet n' Wild Walking on Eggshells Trio (retails $4-5 but i scored mine for under $2!!)
This look is very natural; perfect for day wear or work. But I have a more dramatic, smokey eye look here, if that's what you're looking for.
Okay, let's get started!
1. ) Dab your brush into whatever lid color you are using (mine is a light-medium pink) and dab unto your lid area.
2.) I chose to do my highlighting next (I always find myself switching steps just to spice things up!) Apply your highlighting shade under your brow (a), all the way down to that small area between your nose and tear duct (b) and on your tear duct area.
3.) Wipe your brush clean and dip into the darkest color you are using (mine is a light shimmery brown). Then simply angle your brush to create that outer V shape(a); blend inwards towards lid color(b) and outwards into crease (c), like so:
4.) To go from a harsh line (a) to soft and blended (b), simply clean off your brush and use the tip of it to gently blend out all the edges of your eyeshadow upwards towards (but not reaching) the brow bone (c).
|Note: do you see all that fallout on my lashes? I leave it there! These extra tiny particles bind to your lashes with your mascara and help the volumizing process...va va va voom! It works like a mascara primer!!!|
5.) Add that same color you used on your crease to the lower 2/3 of your lash line, like so:
That's it! You can stop right there and end up with a simple soft eye look!
But if you (like me) want to add a bit more dimension to the outer 1/3 of the eyes (this technique makes your eyes look bigger and more separated), feel free to continue with one more step:
6.) Using an even darker shadow ( I used my eyebrow powder; a dark brown), place your brush right at the edge of your outer eye (a) and make an angled marking like in (b). Then blend that color inwards in that same angle (c). The marking helps you remember not to add that darker color outside that area. When you go past that area your eyes will look saggy and tired.
Apply your favorite eyeliner ( I went with a brown one) and mascara and you are done!!!
And this is what one eyeshadow brush accomplished:
I'm so impressed with how this turned out! It really looks like I used all my fancy shmancy brushes...but nope, I didn't! I just used my $1 E.L.F eyeshadow brush for all the steps!!! Can you believe it!! I got the same effect as I do when using my blending brush, pencil brush and highlighting brush; super cool!
This is perfect for when you travel (no more bag full of more brushes than you know what to do with), when you're in a hurry or when all your other brushes are dirty.
And just for fun, find yourself an adorable little toddler and have a mini fun photo shoot like we did:
Just a smile:)
Funny faces! Although Lily's looks more like a sad face...haha!
Have a super fun day!!!
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