Go back to basics with this neutral shadows look

Mastering a neutral shadows look is a must. This timeless style comes in handy for work, running errands and simply polishing up your appearance before flying out the door. Even if you find yourself drawn to bolder colors and techniques, having a go-to neutral style can simplify your life when you’re short on time or inspiration.
Whether you’re new to neutrals or an old pro with the palette, this tutorial will help you brush up on the basics in no time. It also covers a foundation, brows and light contouring routine that’s versatile enough to use every day and with different eye shadows. Instead of eyeliner, this look accents your upper lash line with dark brown shadow. Apply false eyelashes for a touch of drama, or switch them out with voluminous mascara for a more casual style.
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Materials
- Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer
- L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
- Foundation brush
- Colourpop Matte Full Coverage Concealer
- Blending sponge
- Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
- Brow liner (not pictured)
- Brow powder (not pictured)
- Spoolie (not pictured)
- Bare Minerals All-Over Face Color in “Warmth”
- Bronzer brush
- Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in “Ecstasy”
- Blush brush
- Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion in “Original”
- Morphe 35R Ready, Set, Gold Artistry Palette in “Discover," “Fame,” “Classic” and “Disguise”
- Fluffy eye shadow brush
- Flat eye shadow brush
- Eye shadow detail brush
- False eyelashes (not pictured)
- Lash glue (not pictured)
- Tarte Sea Color Splash Lipstick in “Rum Punch”
Fierce League
Instructions
1. Pat primer into your face with your hands. Squeeze a few lines of foundation onto each cheek. With a foundation brush, blend in the foundation. Use a stippling motion for a soft, diffused look.
2. Apply several lines of highlighting concealer under your eye and in the center of your forehead. Apply a line on your chin, above your Cupid’s bow and down your nose. Use a damp blending sponge and a stippling motion to blend the concealer.
3. Stipple powder onto the tops of your cheeks with a blending sponge.
4. Shape your brows with a spoolie, then line them with brow liner. Fill them in with a matching brow powder.
5. Use a bronzer brush and quick, circular motions, apply “Warmth” or another matte bronzer under your cheekbones. With a blush brush and quick, circular motions, apply blush on the tops of your cheekbones.
6. Blend eye shadow primer into your eyelids with your fingertips.
7. With a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply “Discover” or a matte medium-tan shadow to the crease and outside of your eyelid.
8. With the same brush, dab “Fame” or a slightly darker tan shadow to the middle of your eyelid.
9. With a flat eye shadow brush, apply “Classic” or a matte ivory shadow to the inside of your eyelid.
10. Use an eye shadow detail brush to sweep “Discover” onto your lower lash line.
11. Use a flat eye shadow brush to add “Disguise” or another matte dark-brown shadow to your upper lash line.
12. Apply false eyelashes, and allow the glue to set.
13. Apply “Rum Punch” or the nude lipstick of your choice.
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Your neutral shadows look is complete!
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