How to Mix Pastel and Neutral Shades for a Stunning Retro Eye LookJanuary 26, 2021
Warm neutral tones and pastel shades are hues that you might not think go together, but when mixed and matched, they can glow up your entire makeup look. Case in point: this gorgeous brown and green eye makeup look by @glamxbrit. When paired together, the icy green and warm brown shades give off a retro vibe that we can’t get enough of. Keep reading for your step-by-step guide on how to get the look.
Start With a Clean Base
Prime your face, then apply foundation and a blendable concealer to create an even-looking, smooth base around your eye area. Here, Brit used the Maybelline New York Fit Me! Liquid Concealer all over the face and eyelids to begin. She also applied the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush in Coral Ember to the apples of her cheeks.
Create a Warm Crease
Using the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Utopia Palette and an angled eye makeup brush, draw a winged-out cut crease using the warm brown shade (19). Slightly over-outline your crease to make it look bigger, for a more exaggerated finish.
Apply an Olive Green Shadow
Using a flat eyeshadow brush, fill in the space with the olive green shade (35) from the NYX palette. Keep the shadow on the lid soft and diffused.
Add Some Icy Shadow and Finish the Look
With your ring finger, pick up a dime size amount of the golden-green shades in the palette (20, and 26). Pack them onto the olive matte green shade area using a gentle tapping motion until completely filled in.
Complete the eye makeup look by applying the warm brown shade (19) onto your lower lash line with a small liner brush for some definition. Then add a touch of brightness with the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk on the waterline.