Achieve a golden glow without a large eye shadow palette

There are so many amazing eye shadow palettes on the market. Two- and four-color palettes were once the norm, but today's palettes are often as big as a computer tablet. Unfortunately, those jumbo palettes cost a pretty penny. If you're looking to achieve a cohesive makeup look but don't have a big palette to work with, this tutorial will make your day.
One often overlooked makeup secret is to use various products to create each look. This tutorial uses loose pigment, highlighting powder and contour cream as eye shadow. Since you probably own all the perfect colors already, it's time to get creative by applying them in new and untested areas. After all, it's only makeup.
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Materials
- Liquid foundation (Nars Sheer Glow)
- Kabuki brush
- Liquid concealer (Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch)
- Damp beauty sponge
- Dark concealer or contour cream (L.A. Girl HD Pro)
- Fluffy foundation brush
- Loose face powder (Coty Airspun)
- Fluffy powder brush
- Brow pomade (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow)
- Angled brow brush
- Flesh-toned pearl pigment (MAC, Naked)
- Tapered eye shadow brush
- Flat eye shadow brush
- Amber metallic highlighting powder (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Bronzed)
- Fluffy blending brush
- Brown cream eye shadow (Fenty Match Stix, Truffle)
- False lashes
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Tweezers
- Black mascara (Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Washable Mascara)
- Pearly quartz and white gold highlighters (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Moonstone and Summer)
- Tapered cheek brush
- Small eye shadow brush
- Rose blush (e.l.f. Primer-Infused Blush, Always Rosy)
- Fluffy cheek brush
- Brown lip pencil (NYX Slim Lip Pencil, Cocoa)
- Rose beige lip cream (NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Abu Dhabi)
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Instructions
1. Apply liquid foundation to your face, and buff it into the skin with a kabuki brush.
2. Use the concealer wand to place concealer under your eyes and along the sides of your nose. Use a damp beauty sponge to press the concealer into the foundation.
3. Apply dark concealer or contour cream below your cheekbones and onto your upper forehead, jawline and nose. Use the fluffy foundation brush to buff the product into the skin.
4. Tap some loose face powder into the jar lid, then dip a damp beauty sponge into the powder. Pat and press the powder onto the skin where you applied concealer and on any areas of your face that tend to get oily. Brush away any powdery residue with the fluffy powder brush.
5. Outline and fill in your brows with brow pomade by using an angled brow brush.
6. Draw attention to your eyes by applying flesh-toned pearl pigment under the brows at the center of the arch with a tapered eye shadow brush. Pat the pigment into place with your ring finger, then pat the same pigment onto the lid with a flat eye shadow brush.
7. Illuminate the eye by sweeping amber metallic highlighting powder in the crease.
8. Apply brown cream eye shadow in the eyelid crease with a fluffy blending brush, them immediately pat more flesh-toned pigment onto the lid with the flat eye shadow brush. The cream will help the pigment adhere better.
9. Apply lash glue to the lash band of the false lashes, then wait 10 seconds for the glue to get tacky. Position the lashes just above your upper lashes by using a pair of tweezers.
10. Volumize and define your natural lashes by applying black mascara to both the upper and lower lashes.
11. Use a tapered brush to pick up both highlighter shades, then sweep them along the top of your cheekbones as well as your temples and chin. To highlight beneath the arch of the brows or your nose, use a small eye shadow brush instead.
12. Swirl the cheek brush in the blush, then apply it to your cheeks in a tapping motion.
13. Line your lips with brown lip pencil, and then fill them in with rose beige lip cream.
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