Hank & Henry Living in Color Tutorial

Being the neutral eyeshadow lover that I am, it’s a little intimidating seeing the words “Living in Color” on the front of a palette. It took some time to get used to the thought, but I finally built up the courage to play with these bright colors and see what kind of wearable look I could come up with. Hank & Henry isn’t a brand I’ve had much luck with in the past, so I was also really hoping that I’d at least be impressed with their eyeshadow formula.
As with any eyeshadow look, I first applied an eye primer over my entire lid and crease area. Once that was dry, I took the matte orange shade called Rustiege (shade names are listed on the back of the palette) and placed that in my crease. These are very pigmented eyeshadows, so tapping the excess product off of the brush is crucial!
The next shade I’m using is called Rosalinda, which is a matte brown with a red undertone. I packed it onto the outer third of my eyelid, working in light layers to avoid applying too much color. Once I had enough applied, I brought in a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to soften the edges.
For the eyelid, I took the shade called La Canela and packed that on the inner ⅔ of my lid that didn’t have any other color. This is a beautiful shimmery copper color and I absolutely love the way it pairs with the Rosalinda shade. When working with shimmer shadows like this, I pack it on with my finger first and then use a small shader brush to blend it into the crease.
When I feel like incorporating a color in my eyeshadow looks, I like to do it in a way that it’s not too bold. The lower lash line is the perfect solution! For this look, I decided to use the lighter of the two shimmery blue shades in this palette. I buffed it a little more than halfway under the lower lashes with a dense smudger brush.

The only thing I didn’t like about this part was all the glitter that got in my eye. If you wear contacts like me, you might want to skip this step or put them in after this shimmer shade is applied.
There’s not really a shade in this palette that I would use for eyeliner, so I just grabbed a black pencil liner from my collection and applied that halfway along my upper and lower lashes. Then I went over the pencil with a black eyeshadow to soften the look and make it last longer throughout the day.
Finishing up by curling my lashes and adding three coats of my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara. This is a slightly more dramatic look that would pair perfectly with some falsies, but I prefer using just mascara.
Here’s a close-up of the finished look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
My lip color is a combination of the Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Lip Definer in the shade Vacation and the Appeal Cosmetics Créme Lipstick in the shade Muse, both of which were included in my March Boxycharm along with this eyeshadow palette. I do like the way this lipstick pairs with the eyeshadow colors, and the formula is super satiny smooth.
Although I wasn’t super excited about the shade selection in this palette, I actually love the color combination of the warm-toned browns with the pop of blue. It’s so fun for Spring time, yet totally wearable for everyday life like work or school. However, I think the lipstick might be my favorite part of this look because it’s so creamy and comfortable.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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