How to create a bright-eyed makeup look with neutral colors

Jumbo eye shadow palettes are both gorgeous and intimidating. Once upon a time, palettes had only three or four colors, so it was easy to know what went on the lid, in the crease, along the lash line and under the brow bone. The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette featured in this tutorial contains 16 shades, and the following look is achieved by combining four neutral shades for one eye-opening result.
When creating a bright-eyed look, it’s important to start with a neutral base. MAC’s Soft Ochre Paint Pot is a cult classic product and provides a lovely warm beige undertone to make other shadows stand out. If you don’t own the palette shown here, use any combination of beige and brown products that you already have. Of course, you might want to pick up this palette anyway because, after all, it does smell like chocolate.
- Pale beige cream eye shadow (MAC Paint Pot, Soft Ochre)
- Eye shadow brush
- Soft fawn matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Salted Caramel)
- Fluffy blending brush
- Mid-toned brown matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Semi-Sweet)
- Creamy beige matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, White Chocolate)
- Deep gray-brown matte eye shadow (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Triple Fudge)
- Flat shadow liner brush
- Black mascara (L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise)
- False eyelashes (Ardell 3D Faux Mink Lashes #857)
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Tweezers
- Brow pomade (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade)
- Angled brow brush
- Spoolie
- Small eye shadow brush
- Cool white matte eye shadow (MAC, Gesso)
- Small flat brush
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1. Apply pale beige cream eye shadow onto entire eye area with an eye shadow brush to hide discoloration and create a crease-proof base for your eye shadow.
2. Sweep soft fawn matte eye shadow along the crease and on the outer corner of the lid with a fluffy blending brush in windshield wiper motions.
3. Deepen the outer third of the eyelid by applying medium-brown matte eye shadow with the fluffy blending brush.
4. Brighten the lid by applying creamy beige matte eye shadow to the inner corner and center of the lid. Pat the shadow onto the lid with the eye shadow brush to achieve good coverage.
5. Define the eye by applying deep gray-brown matte eye shadow to the upper lash line with the flat shadow liner brush.
6. Apply 1–2 two coats of black mascara to the upper lashes. Tip: Do not apply mascara to the lower lashes yet.
7. Pick up the false lashes with the tweezers. Put a small amount of lash glue onto the lash band. Let the glue set for 10 seconds, then apply the lashes just above your upper lash line.
8. Define your brows and fill in any sparse areas with brow pomade using an angled brow brush. Diffuse the color and fluff up your brow hair with a spoolie.
9. Apply soft fawn matte eye shadow below the lower lashes with a small eye shadow brush.
10. Brighten the inner corners of the eye by applying cool white eye shadow with a small flat brush.
11. Complete your eye makeup by applying mascara to the lower lashes.
You look naturally radiant! Stay pretty!

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