RealHer Eyeshadow Tutorial
Okay, first things first because this is definitely the most obvious to me right now. I love this bow headband! I’ve had it for years and years, but I almost never wear headbands because they tend to give me a headache behind my ears. You might see this in the background of tutorials every now and then to keep my hair out of my face, but after finishing my makeup I always take it off. I don’t know if it’s the makeup or the way it pairs with the shirt, I just think it’s so cute! Anyway, if you’ve been on my blog before then you might know that I like to challenge myself every month to create a look using all the products I receive in my Boxycharm boxes. Sometimes that’s not always possible, but last month’s box included an eyeshadow palette and I just had to see what I could do with it.
Let’s be smart and start off by priming the eyelids. Today I’m using Ulta’s Nude Matte eyeshadow primer. I originally didn’t like this very much because it separated quite a bit in the packaging, but it’s a lot better now that most of the oil has come out of it. I like that it provides a slight amount of extra coverage also. Once this was dry, I made sure to set it in place with Wet n Wild’s single eyeshadow in the shade Brulee. This is only $1 and can be used in so many ways. Definitely should be a staple item in everyone’s collection.
The palette that I’m using is by the brand RealHer and is called Be Your Own Beauty. They have three different versions of this palette and the one I have here is the first one. Keep an eye out next week for a full review on this palette. Taking the shade Strong on a Morphe MB23 brush, I’m applying that all the way in my crease and outer corner to create a natural matte definition. This will show slightly underneath the darker shades and will also help to blend them more easily.
Moving into the darker crease colors, I couldn’t make up my mind (as usual) and decided to combine the shades Proud, Courageous, and Creative on a Sephora Professional blending brush. This brush is slightly more dense than most other blending brushes, so it helps to pack on enough color while also blending a little bit. All of these shades are shimmery, which isn’t my favorite and needs to be fixed. Once I have the colors built up to the create the depth that I want, I go in with just a little bit of that Wet n Wild Brulee single eyeshadow on a more fluffy blending brush to add a more matte finish on top.
Moving on to the lower lashline, I want to combine some of the colors that I used in the crease without making it too dark. I used the shades Strong, Proud, and Creative on a BH Cometics #105 pencil brush and blended that with a very light hand about halfway under my lower lashes. Feel free to make it more intense, depending on your preference and eye shape.
Going back up to the eyelid, I’m taking the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in the shade Illuminati and attempting to put that on the inner half of the eye. I was a little worried about it having too much fallout, so I applied it with my finger first and then cleaned it up with a Morphe M153 shader brush. I did have a little bit of glitter underneath my eye after application, but was able to clean it up pretty easily with the Luxie #640 Pro Precision Tapered brush that was also included in June’s Boxycharm.
To brighten the eye up even more, I’m taking my favorite Ulta Naked single eyeshadow and placing that on the very inner corner of the eye with a Sephora Professional smudge brush. This is more of a white pearl shade, which contrasts beautifully with the gold glitter and really catches the light to brighten up the whites of the eye.
For eyeliner, I’m using Lancome’s Drama Liqui-Pencil in the shade Noir Intense and then placing the black Smart shade directly on top of that with an Ecotools angled eyeliner brush. As described in my eyeliner hack post, this will help the eyeliner stay in place longer without smudging throughout the day.
Then all you need to do is curl your lashes and add as much mascara as they will hold and you’ll be done. This is more of a lighter, everyday look so I wouldn’t typically pair these with any falsies. But you do whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And the usual, more condensed guide recapping every step that we just did for easy reference:
Just a little spoiler for next week’s review post, this palette isn’t my favorite. I’m sure you could have figured that out by the fact that all the crease shades were shimmery. But I actually really like how this look turned out. I wanted to incorporate the gold glitter somehow and I definitely wasn’t expecting it to look this good. Loose pigment can sometimes be difficult and messy to work with, so if you have a glitter glue on hand then I’d recommend layering that down first.
If you recreate this look or get inspired to do something similar, please tag me on social media. All of my links are at the bottom of the post and on the left sidebar. Did you receive any of these products in your Boxycharm? What’s your thoughts on shimmery crease colors?
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