February 28, 2011

Favourite Neutral Eye Look

I have been wanting to share this look with you all for awhile now. This has been my go-to neutral eye look for the past few months. It is simple and quick and super flattering. It uses only matte shadows which are my latest obsession but, it could easily be recreated using some shimmery/metallic shades if that's what you prefer.

To begin, I used MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study as a base and also to prime my lid. Usually, I hate Bare Study because it is too shimmery and doesn't settle into the lid well (which is also the case for Rubenesque) but, in this case the shimmer was ideal as I was using only matte shadows and wanted to give them a bit of oomph! 

I then covered my entire eye area- from lashline to brow bone with MAC Brule eyeshadow. Again, I usually hate this shadow as it just doesn't do anything for me but, it is close enough to my skin tone to work well as an all over colour. Just above the crease, using a long tapered brush (MAC 222) I applied MAC Cork as a transitional colour. Then, directly in the crease using the same brush I used MAC Swiss Chocolate. This is a red-brown eyeshadow that is really good for warming up the appearance of the eye when using a pale lid colour. Finally, in the outer corner and for the lower lashline I used MAC Embark. I don't much like this colour either as the payoff is poor but, for such an intentionally light and neutral look, it's perfect. 

Eyeshadows (L-R): Mylar, Brule, Cork, Swiss Chocolate,
Embark and Bare Study Paint Pot.

Finally, taking my favourite highlight colour Mylar, I applied this to the brow bone and inner corner. Taking the remainder of what was left on the brush, I swept this over my lid to brighten up the Brule and provide more contrast between the lid and crease.

I filled in my brows using MAC Fling brow pencil and set them using Essence brow gel. I applied MAC False Lashes mascara and finished with GOSH's Velvet Touch eyeliner in Copper Girl on the waterline.


S x


  1. It's very natural and pretty :)

  2. Sinead, you are hilarious! Even though you didn't like most of the colours you made it look fabulous!! ;-)

  3. Haha thanks so much! I know it's a bit ridic I had to figure something out so they didn't just sit there unused and it ends up being my fave look!


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