There is something about stormy weather that always makes me want to put on dark colors and use gray makeup. I absolutely love the rain and it just feels so romantic wearing gray eye shadow. I wore this look during the day but if you don’t typically wear a lot of makeup, this would make a really great night look as well. Here are the colors I used.
I picked up this eye shadow pallet at Forever 21 on clearance for somewhere around the $5 mark. They have some really great pallets for pretty inexpensive prices like this one or this one. I used the light gray, champagne, silver, medium gray and dark gray colors for this look.
Using the medium gray again, put that on the center of the lid, blending into the dark gray as well. This creates a bit of an ombre effect with the dark gray in the corner, medium gray in the center of the lid, and the silver on the inner part.
Without waiting too long, take a flat brush and smudge the eyeliner up a little bit. This softens the line and blends it to a soft finish. Waiting to long will let the liner dry and make it hard to smudge. So do one eye at a time to make sure your liner doesn’t dry in place too quickly. Smudge it so that it is thinker toward the outer corner and thinner toward the inner corner.
Lastly, curl your lashes and add mascara! I finished the look with a light pink blush and nude/pink lip color. The eyes are the star of this look, so I didn’t want to take away from it with a bright blush or too dark a lip. I guess that’s how I feel comfortable wearing it during the day. Darker lips and blush would make it more suitable for the night.
I hoped you like my first beauty tutorial. I give props to all those beauty bloggers out there because doing your makeup is one thing, but photographing it is a whole other story. What usually takes me a few minutes turned into a hour long process having to stop and take pictures after every step! Mix that with the fact that my husband was making me laugh each time I took a picture of just my eyes. I ended up with some crazy looking eye pictures that I will save for another day!