Ofra Eyeshadow Tutorial
If you missed my recent Boxycharm Unboxing, then you probably didn’t know that these six Ofra single eyeshadows and this magnetic palette were included as part of July’s box. But if you did, then there’s a chance you might have gotten as excited as me and were anxious to know how they perform. I was so impressed with the shades that they included, I thought it’d be fun to put together an eyeshadow tutorial to show y’all how I really use the items I receive in my monthly beauty subscription box. I don’t have a full review ready just yet because I’m still putting them to the test as far as different uses, wear time, etc. But you already know I’ll fill you in on all those details once I’ve worked with them enough ;)
As always, first things first in priming the eyelids. I applied my usual Milani Eyeshadow Primer all over my lid and into the crease wherever I’ll be putting the eyeshadow. Then I used the banana cream shade that came in the palette as a base shadow. Unfortunately, none of these eyeshadows have names on the back so I’ll try to describe them as best as I can.
Taking the light camel tan (matte) on my Morphe MB23 brush, I carelessly applied that into the crease and outer corner. This is going to act as a transition shade and provide some warmth and dimension into that area.
Next, I applied the darker brown shade with a Sephora Professional blending brush basically in the same area I applied the camel tan. However, I’m not covering up the tan completely in the crease because I still want that to show through as a different shade. This brown has a shimmer finish with some copper tones in it and literally feels like butter. I love it!
Then I’m blending it all out with a loose blending brush from Sonia Kashuk. Remember this step because blending is so important in creating a flawless eyeshadow look! If you want to make it a little lighter, use the banana cream shade to blend with and the camel tan if you want a bit more depth. I just used an empty brush because I was happy with the pigmentation I had already.
Using the same two colors I applied in the crease and outer corner, I applied them slightly under my lower lash line with a pencil brush from the BH Cosmetics Eye Essential Brush Set. This is up to you as far as how dark you want the look to be, but I still wanted to see the eyeliner so I didn’t go too heavy handed with it.
For the rest of the eyelid, I used this shimmery gold shade that seems to have just a hint of green undertones and applied it with the Small Shader Brush (#103) from that same BH Cosmetics set. I’m a little concerned with how unstable it looks in the pan, but the texture of the shadow is about the same as the darker brown and has great pigmentation.
As with any eye look that I do, I’m taking Ulta’s Naked Single eyeshadow that I love and placing it in the inner corner with a small Sephora Professionals smudge brush to catch the light and really brighten things up.
For liner, I decided to go with bellápierre’s gel eyeliner in Ebony and applied it halfway along both the upper and lower lash line. This eyeliner is really smooth, so it’s easy to apply and lasts all day.
Anything you do with pencil, cream, gel, or liquid, you should set it with a powder. This is going to create a softer look, but also keep the product in place longer while providing more pigmentation. If you have oily eyelids, this trick is a lifesaver! I used the black shadow that came in the palette with an Ecotools angled eyeliner brush.
Moving on to mascara and then we’re all done! If you haven’t seen my mascara routine, you can find all the details for it here as far as everything I do to get my lashes as thick and as long as possible without wearing falsies. If you’ve followed my past tutorials, then you probably already know the drill by now.
Here’s the completed look:
And a simple, more condensed guide for future reference and a quick overview of each step:
These shadows are pretty easy to work with, they blend and apply nicely. Boxycharm included a great variety of shades to choose from in this palette. I just wish they had names on them and I would’ve liked to see more consistency within the shadows as far as texture and pigmentation. Playing with other shades in the palette, I’m noticing some inconsistencies in the quality which makes me a little nervous if I were to purchase them online. But overall, I’m really happy with the way the look turned out and still think it’s a great item to include in a subscription box.
This week, I decided to go back to one of my favorite polish shades ever - Julie G’s nail polish in Julie’s Fave. While I have mentioned a few times that the Julie G formula isn’t necessarily the best, this shade is absolutely gorgeous. I know it won’t last as long as my beloved Sinful Colors polishes as the week goes on, but I love how bright this coral pink is. If they could improve the wear time and streaky consistency during application, this would probably be my favorite polish of all time.
What’s on your nails this week? Did you get this Boxycharm? If so, let me know which shades you’ve been loving!
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