You know I don't happen to believe that after you reach a certain age, you can only wear neutral eye shadow. But sometimes it just makes sense, and can be really pretty.
Recently I took advantage of an amazing gift-with-purchase at Ulta, one of my favorite places to buy make-up. If you spent 17.50 on Ulta make-up or make-up tools, you got a gift bag with 13 Ulta make-up items!
What an awesome deal...oh, and you could choose from three color families. The bag I chose was called "Lavender Fields," but it wasn't just purple stuff.
It also included a lovely neutral eye-shadow quad, and that's what I used in these pictures...along with the mascara that came with the gift.
So here's what I did:
--I used ELF eyelid primer (the only non-Ulta thing I used) all over the lid, all the way up to the brow..
--I then used a fluffy brush to apply Ulta "bone" all over the lid, all the way up to the brow.
--I used Ulta "mystique" on the eyelid itself.
--I used a small brush to apply Ulta "espresso" in the crease and the outer corner of the eyelid, then used a blending brush to soften and blend it, making it "smokey."
--Oops, I forgot, I used one other non-Ulta thing. Above my lashes, I used Clinique cream liner in black.
--Under my eye, I used Ulta eyeliner in deep brown. I then smudged espresso eyeshadow over the line (that helps keep it in place for the duration.)
--I used Ulta Voluptuous Volume in black on both my upper and lower lashes. As you can see, my lashes aren't very long, which bugs the heck out of me. I don't want to pay for some expensive drug to make them longer, so maybe I'll try to get more adept at using false lashes!
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