Profusion Cosmetics Mauves Eyeshadow Tutorial

Profusion Cosmetics has created one of the best eyeshadow formulas and offers them for a price that just can’t be beat. I’ve loved many of their palettes and they recently released a few quads that are smaller editions of their eight pan palettes. The Mauves color selection was the first to catch my attention because they’re a much more wearable and universally flattering option compared to traditional pinks.

Starting with my favorite Milani eyeshadow primer, as always. This is the best formula for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for those of us with extremely oily eyes. Once the primer was set, I took the light matte shade called Lovely and buffed that in my crease to start creating some definition. These are very forgiving shades, so there’s not much need to worry about overapplying.

Then I took the darkest shade called Lovesick and packed that on the outer third of my eye. After I reached the depth of color I wanted, I took a separate, empty, more loose-bristled blending brush to soften the edges. You could even add a little bit more of Lovely higher into the crease if it got lost behind the darker shade.

Using my finger, I took the shade Ooh La La and packed that right on the center of my lid. I prefer to use my finger for this step because it reduces the risk of glitter fallout on the cheeks. The speckles in the pan of this shadow look very interesting, but it creates the most beautiful rose gold shimmer.

The sparkly gold shade called Opal is absolutely stunning and creates the most beautiful ombre effect when placed next to the Ooh La La shade. I first applied this color with my finger and then blended it into the crease with a small shader brush. Placing a brighter shimmer like this on the inner corners will also help to awaken the eyes.

For eyeliner, I applied the Hikari retractable eyeliner in the shade Raven halfway along both my upper and lower lashes. Then I took a black eyeshadow on an angled liner brush and packed that directly on top of the pencil to create a softer appearance that will last longer throughout the day.

To finish up, I curled my lashes and added a few coats of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. This is a very simple look, so skipping the falsies and applying a dramatic mascara is totally acceptable.

Here’s a close-up of the final look:

And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:

This look would pair beautifully with a deep berry lip or bright pink for Spring, but I chose the Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color in the shade Spiced Petal. It’s the most flattering brown nude color that I’ve been obsessed with lately. It can compliment almost any look and has such a comfortable formula.

After playing around with mauves again, this is definitely a quad I’ll be keeping at the front of my collection. These shades were so easy to work with and I love the soft feminine glam these shadows provide. It’s the perfect choice for Spring and would even look beautiful with an eggplant eyeliner!

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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