Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Eyeshadow Tutorial

I love chocolate raspberry flavored things and I love makeup, so there’s really not anything better than putting those two together. While the eyeshadow look I’m sharing with you today isn’t actually using any chocolate or chocolate scented products, the colors definitely remind me of a delicious chocolate raspberry truffle every time I see it. I’m only using one palette in this tutorial. It’s very affordable and one that I did a review on quite a while ago. My full review wasn’t the most positive, but this brand is still extremely popular in the beauty community right now. I used to do this look a long time ago and just remembered it recently. The palette has found its way to the back of my collection, so it was about time I pulled it back out again anyway.
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Starting off by priming the eyelids, I’m using my favorite Milani eyeshadow primer. This is the absolute best if you have oily eyes! I just pat in a little bit of this and then let it sit for a minute, without creasing my eyelids, until it’s dry. Going straight into the Morphe 35W palette, I’m taking the second shade in the top row as a base with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. This will prevent the primer from holding onto the eyeshadows too much and will make everything easier to blend.
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To add some dimension into the crease and create a slight definition, I’m taking the third and sixth shades in the second row on a Morphe MB23 blending brush. When I’m using a big palette like this and have so many shades at my fingertips, I like mixing the colors. I’m not sure why, I just can’t help myself. These shades really just depend on your skintone and whatever is going to provide the most natural definition.
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For the outer half of the eye, I’m combining the fourth shade in the fourth row and the third shade in the last row. This would be so much easier if the shades were named! I used a Sephora Professionals blending brush to apply this to the outer half of the eyelid and up into the crease slightly above my browbone. Once the color and pigmentation is where I want it, I went in again with an empty blending brush that is a little more fluffy to blend it out even more.
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At this point, things weren’t looking as brown as I wanted it to so I used the same Sephora Professionals blending brush and applied the fifth shade in the fourth row directly on top of the color we just laid down. I expanded the edges slightly with this shade and then continued to blend everything out with the same empty blending brush that I used before.
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To add in more purples and some extra definition on the outer corner, I’m using a combination of the third and fifth shades in the last row on an Elf Contour brush. I applied this is a sideways “V” shape on the very outer part of the eye. This will also help to slightly widen the eye by changing its shape.
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In order to prevent the look from being too top heavy with the colors, I’m taking the same two light tan shades we used for the crease definition. I’m applying those with a BH Cosmetics #105 Pencil brush. If you like the lower lashline to be a little more dramatic, you could also bring down some of the purple tones too and really deepen it up.
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Going back to the upper lid, I’m using the first shade in the second row and applying that over the inner half of my eye with my fingertip. Using your finger with shades like these will allow for a faster, more pigmented application.
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After applying that shade, it was a little darker than what I was going for so I switched over to a Morphe M153 brush and combined that shade with the fourth shade in the top row. I put that directly over what I had just applied and it lightened things up a lot. Much better! I also used this brush to blend the brighter shades into my crease to tie it all together.
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For the inner corner highlight, I’m using the very first shade in the palette. A lot of this shadow came off very easily onto my Sephora Professionals Smudge brush, but not much of it transferred over onto my skin. I was able to build it up, I just would’ve liked to see it a little brighter with less effort.
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Moving onto eyeliner, I applied Lancome’s Drama Liqui-Pencil in the shade Noir Intense. This was my first time ever using this eyeliner and I am so impressed. It was so easy to apply and one of the most pigmented black pencil eyeliners I have ever used! I only applied it halfway along both my top and lower lashline. Then I went over it with the last black shade in the palette on an angled eyeliner brush from Ecotools. I did take the black shadow in slightly more than the pencil just because I could get it closer to my lashes without it being too dramatic.
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Curl the lashes and add the usual 17 coats of mascara and then we’ll be done. Because this is more intense with darker colors, this would be a great look to pair with your favorite falsies. If false lashes aren’t your thing, like me, then please just make sure you at least curl the lashes. It really can make or break a look and I promise you there is nothing to be afraid of.
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Here’s a close up of the final look:
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And a more condensed guide recapping what we just did:
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This look is perfect for date night, or even if you’re just feeling like wearing something more bold for the day. It is a bit more complicated than other looks that I’ve posted, but once you get it down it shouldn’t take that much longer. There was a little bit of trial and error with this one, but that’s part of the fun of makeup. It’s always something new and it’ll always wash off.
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Let’s just pretend for a moment that my face is the same color as my body and that I don’t have a super weird looking sunburn on my arm. Spending the day on a boat with my family was totally worth it! I paired this look with Ofra’s Liquid Lipstick in the shade Santa Ana that I just received in this month’s Boxycharm. The formula’s still really sticky, but the color is a lot of fun!

If you recreate this look, please tag me on any of my social media. All links are at the bottom of the post and on the left sidebar. I would love to see what you come up with! Have you ever created looks that remind you of food? Let me know in the comments!

~Christina~

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