Wet n Wild Rose in the Air Tutorial

It’s almost embarrassing how long this tutorial has been sitting on my to-do list. I’ve had this Wet n Wild Rose in the Air eyeshadow palette for a long while and I’m only just now getting around to reviewing it (posted on Monday) and featuring it in a tutorial. This was one of the first palettes that introduced me to warm browns, which then caused an entire obsession.

First things first, we have to prime the eyelids. In this tutorial I’m using the Milani eyeshadow primer. Aside from the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes that I usually feature, this is my other favorite primer for my oily eyes. I’ve loved it for years! A little bit of this goes a long way, so start with just a small amount and tap it in.
Now, going into the palette I’m taking the warm transition shade (#10 listed on the back of the packaging). I blended that into my crease with a fluffy blending brush just to create a nice background for the other colors I’ll be applying over top of it.
I tapped into shade 6 and packed that on my outer corner, blending the excess slightly up into the crease. I went about ⅓ of the way onto my lid with this color. Packing the eyeshadow on will help it to stay in place longer.
To deepen the eye a little bit more, I lightly dipped a small crease brush into shade 7 and patted that right on the outer corner. I placed my brush as far on the edge as I wanted it to go and used flicking motions to blend it inward. This will help create a more rounded eye effect. Once I had the color in place, I went in with a separate, empty loose-bristled blending brush to blur the edges.
If you feel like you overlapped the first transition shade too much with the other colors, you can always go back in and add a little more. I placed some of that shade right at the edge of the colors in my crease, as well as blending it under the lower lashes to tie everything together.
For the rest of the eyelid, I’m using the shimmery champagne color (shade 3) and packing that on with my finger. Once I have the pigmentation build up to what I’m looking for, I went in with a small shader brush to blend it in the crease. This is the most disappointing shade in the palette. I was able to make it work for this tutorial, but I’d recommend reaching for something more pigmented that will last longer throughout the day. The L’oreal Infallible single eyeshadow in Iced Latte and the Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma are both great options.
To add a little highlight and dimension, I’m taking shade 2 and placing that right underneath my brow bone and on the very inner corner of the eye. This matte cream shadow is pretty pigmented and will work great to help brighten the eye area.
Moving onto eyeliner, I first laid down the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in the shade MatteMulberry as a base halfway along both my upper and lower lashes. Then I layered the deep matte brown (shade 9) directly on top of that to soften the line and get the color closer to the lashes.
Now all there’s left to do is curl the lashes and add a few coats of mascara. I used my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara, applying two coats at the base of the lashes to build volume and another coat pulling straight through to add length. Mascara always makes everything better and this one is the best!
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide recapping every step for easy reference:
When working with warm-toned eyeshadows, I typically like to pair it with a berry or dusty pink lip. In this look, I chose to go with the L’oreal Infallible Lip Paint in the shade Nude Star. It’s such a flattering color that could match with almost anything, and the formula is unbelievably comfortable!
Even though I wasn’t necessarily thrilled with the shimmery champagne shade, I’m still really happy with the way this look turned out. I was a little skeptical about the color range of this palette, but I’m glad I took the $5 plunge. The quality of the eyeshadows in this palette are wonderful and it can even provide a pretty cool-toned look with the taupe transition shade and purples.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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