IBY Beauty Eyeshadow Palette Tutorial

Last month I really enjoyed using the StudioMakeup On-the-Go palette and the Hikari eyeliner in a tutorial to show you some of the products in action that I received in my Boxycharm. So this month I wanted to do the same thing, especially since there were so many items in the box that could be used together. I’ve been loving this IBY Beauty Three’s Company Trio eyeshadow palette and decided to challenge myself using that palette and the brushes included to create an entire eyelook.
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Of course we need to bring in an eyeshadow primer of some sort to ensure that they stay in place all day. For this look, I chose the Be A Bombshell Cosmetics eye base in the shade Submissive. This is a similar concept to the Maybelline Color Tattoos, but I think the quality is much better! I just applied this with my finger and let it set to dry for a few seconds.
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Going right in with the palette, I’m taking the matte brown shade on a Morphe MB23 brush to create a slight definition in the crease. This is a more loose blending brush, so it will really help to shape the eye without being too intense. I blended it in very carelessly, but made sure to focus on the outer corner area.
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Using that same shade, I switched over to one of the Luxie brushes that were included in the October box. The one I’m using in this step is the 229 Tapered Blending brush. Of the two tapered blending brushes in the set, this is the one with shorter and more dense bristles which will help to focus the brown right on the outer corner of the eye. I did bring it slightly in the crease as well, but only used whatever was left on the brush.
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Using the second Luxie Tapered Blending brush, the 205, I took a little bit of the shimmery copper shade and placed that only in the crease a little on top of where I placed the brown. This brush has longer bristles that are less densely packed which will help blend the shadow more easily and prevent the application of too much pigment.
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In between the two steps that I just mentioned, I made sure to blend with the Luxie 237 blending brush. This is a nice brush, but was a little difficult to use in such a large area that I was. I would even prefer to use the other Morphe blending brush that I used earlier for this part and just save the 237 for blending smaller areas. It did work, it just took more effort and time because it’s so much smaller.
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I did bring in my BH Cosmetics #105 pencil brush to apply just a slight amount of the matte brown shade along my lower lash line. I don’t like the shadow under my eye to be too intense, but if that isn’t an issue for you then one of the other Luxie brushes would work fine.
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For the lid, I decided to keep things bright since we won’t be using any eyeliner with this look. I applied the brightest shimmery shade on the inner half of my lid with my finger first and blended it into the crease with a Royal & Langnickel BX-80 brush, which I also received in a previous Boxycharm. I’ve really been enjoying this brush lately! Then I also took the same color with a small shader brush on the inner corner.
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I did my typical mascara routine to complete the look and then we’re all done. In case you haven’t seen my mascara routine, you can find all the details here about how I get my lashes as thick and as long as possible without wearing falsies.
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Here’s a close up of the final look:
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And the typical quick reference guide for every step that we just did:
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The quality on this palette is amazing, I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this brand before. Every shade is incredibly pigmented, the shadows are very easy to work with, and when used with a primer they last all day. The brushes are nice and good quality, but I don’t think they’ll be taking the place of any of my favorites that I use in my daily routine. I think these are more specialty brushes for me. I also chose to pair this look with the Starlooks Ultra Matte Lip Paint that was included in the box. I’m not used to seeing myself with such a dark lip and it did get pretty uncomfortable to wear after a while, so I definitely recommend piling up the lip balm before applying this product.
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I totally forgot until after I was done with this tutorial that I also could have used the Temptu bronzer that I received. Oops! Completing this look using only this palette and incorporating other new products was a lot of fun. It’s definitely something I would like to do more often with the items I get in my Boxycharm boxes. If you have any other questions about the products I used or certain techniques, please leave them for me in the comments. Have a wonderful weekend!
~Christina~

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