March 8, 2016 Makeup.com Looks

Two-Toned Eye Shadow Tutorial

When it comes to our makeup, we are not monogamous creatures. We use multiple products to get our brows looking like perfection, we layer our lip products like no one’s business and our faces are a cocktail party of highlighter, bronzer and foundation. So, why would we limit our eyes to a life of one-product masterpieces? No ma’am, our peepers deserve to be multi-dimensional works of art! To get our creative makeup juices going, we enlisted the help of makeup genius Marygene Rose to create a two-toned eye shadow look that’s as easy as it is beautiful.

Two-Toned Eye Shadow

Step 1: Prep the eyes with an eye primer. Using black eye shadow (try Maybelline ExpertWear Eyeshadow Singles in Night Sky) and an angled liner brush, create a thick, winged line on your upper lid. Make sure you extend the wing, so it almost reaches the tail-end of your brows. Line the lower lash line as well.


Step 2: Dip a fluffy blending brush in your black shadow and buff out the cat eye — including the winged portion. Buff out the shadow until it extends just past the crease of your eye.

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Step 3: Take a tapered crease brush and apply a burnt orange shade (like NYX Hot Singles Pro Shadow Refills in Showgirl) along the crease, so it overlaps just lightly with your smoky lid. Take your fluffy brush and blend out the color until the transition is seamless. Apply the same orange shade to the lower lash line, so it overlaps with the black and blend the colors. Then add a touch of highlighter to your brow bone and inner eye corners and you’re done!


Photo: Carlos Moscat

Model: Angelica De La Garza 

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