Monday, 5 August 2013

Tutorial: My Everyday Look

It was about time I did an eye tutorial again, wasn't it? This one is very suitable for the neutral lovers amongst us and it's a look I go for if I don't really know what I want or if I don't want my make-up to be too overwhelming but still really flattering. This warm neutral look will bring out the best in your eyes and will look wonderful combined with all eye colours. For different skintones you might want to adjust the colours a bit so that they work better for your skin since some of the shades I pick are chosen because they're close to my skintone. Also feel free to swap the shimmery eyeshadows for matte if that has your preference, this look will work either way.

If you have any difficulty seeing what's going on, don't forget that you can click on the images for a bigger version.

Naked Eye

First you - of course - start off with a naked eye. Mine are slightly hooded, so I'm going to go above my natural crease in some steps in order for the colours to show up. If you have bigger eyelids you can just put the colours in the crease instead.

Also, don't forget to prime your eyes with an eye primer! It will make the eyeshadow last that much longer.

Brushes used:

The brushes shown near the eyeshadow colours are the brushes I used in that step! I only used two. One is an eyeshadow brush with dense hairs so that it picks up a lot of pigment. It's quite tiny, so it's good for precision as well. The second brush is a blending brush, which is a bigger, fluffier brush and is used for softly blending colours together. The hairs are a bit further apart and thus don't pick up as much pigment as the eyeshadow brush.

Step 1: Base Colour

I like to go from light to dark, so this colour is not only your base, but your highlight as well! Load up your eyeshadow brush with a shimmery champagne shade and cover your whole lid with it. Don't forget to do the inner corners as well.

Step 2: Matte warm Taupe

Take a matte, warm taupe colour and apply it like the dotted line shows above. Don't worry about blending yet, we'll do that in a sec. What this does is that it creates more depth and definition in the crease area.

Step 3: Blend!

With your blending brush, take a matte colour that's just a shade or two lighter than your skintone and use it to softly blend the taupe colour out towards your browbone. This also creates a nice browbone highlight, sweet!

Step 4: Shimmering Bronze

We're going to make the outer corners a bit more interesting and create more depth to the look by applying a shimmery bronze to the outer corners and halway through the crease.

Step 5: More blending!

With your fluffy blending brush, take the warm taupe shade again. This time we're going to use it as a transitional shade. Softly blend the colours in the areas shown in the diagram so there's no hard edges and a nice gradient.

Step 6: A touch of dark brown

I wanted to create a little bit more depth to the look and very softly applied a dark brown in the outer corners and in the lower lashline. It's best to do this very gently since darker shades can be too much quite easily. It's always easier to apply more than it is to take it away!

Mascara, eyeliner (or not) and done!

I love a winged eyeliner with this look, but it will look perfectly fine on its own with just a little bit of mascara! You can also add false lashes to this look for a dramatic effect, but I chose to apply eyeliner and leave it at that.


There now, wasn't that easy? I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Even though it's not a crazy colourful look this time, but something a lot more basic. Hopefully I explained it in a way that was helpful to you, and if you happen to try the tutorial out do give me a shout and tell me how it went! I'm dying to know. 


  1. Mooie look en goed uitlegd!

  2. Prachtig! Love natural/nude looks. Ik smack altijd maar 1 kleur op mn lids :p want euh.. heb ik al gezegd dat ik niet met oogschaduw om kan gaan hahaha?

    1. Thanks! Haha ik vind oogschaduw ook het moeilijkste, maar met een paar goede kwasten lukte het al veel beter.

  3. Heel mooi en wat een PRACHTIGE haarkleur heb je. Welke is dat? Echt supermooi!

    1. Awh dankjewel! Ik heb van mezelf een beetje zout en peper haar maar ik verf het met henna. Soms gebruik ik Caca Rouge van Lush maar ik heb ook wel die uit de Tuinen gebruikt wat gewoon pure henna is. =D

  4. Ik weet niet of ik het al eens gezegd heb, maar zo niet dan bij deze: wat ben je toch een vreselijk knap mens.

  5. Haha geez daar wordt ik wel heel verlegen van, maar dankjewel.