ElyseReneau Dec 10, 2013
Crisp air, pumpkin pie, cozy scarves…. there’s plenty to love about winter’s arrival and one of my favorite perks of the changing season is inspiration to try a fresh beauty look. To offer some inspiration, I created an eyeshadow tutorial with warm winter colors. Check out the step by step below, and leave me your thoughts in the comments!

winter eyeshadow tutorial
1. Prime: Always start your application with a primer. It keeps your eye shadow from getting that annoying creasy look and also makes your shadow easier to blend. For this look I used Urban Decay Primer Potion.

2. Base Color:
Using a flat brush apply a champagne color shadow from lash line to crease. Use a clean blender brush to sweep back and forth across the crease to soften edges. I used the color “Sin” from the Urban Decay Naked palette.

3. Crease Color:
Choose a medium warm brown (a brown that has a red hue to it) shadow and a fluffy blender brush to “windshield wipe” the shadow across the crease of the eye. I used the color “Buck” from the Urban Decay Naked palette. Next, apply a darker shade of brown to the outer crease using circular strokes to blend. I used the shade “Hustle” from the Urban Decay Naked palette.

4. Add Warmth
: Using a finishing brush apply a light wash of orange shadow to the brow bone just above the crease color. I used the color “Persia” from NARS.

5. Eyeliner:
Apply gel eyeliner to the top lash line with an angle brush creating a round shape over the eye. You can stop there or continue by creating a small wing. For the bottom of the eye gently sweep a soft brown pencil into lashes and blend with a smudger brush. For this look I used Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner on the top lash and Trish McEvoy Aubergine Gel Pencil on the bottom.

6. Lashes:
Finish off your look with your favorite mascara or lashes! I used House of Lashes “Hollywood Glam” for this look to create a flirty affect.  

Will you try this eyeshadow look?
I love reading your comments—let me know below!  

Photos: Elyse Reneau for Makeup.com


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