Give your cut crease a makeover with pink and purple pressed pigment

If you love bright colors, then you’re probably in heaven with the vibrant eye shadow trend. Today’s palettes are filled with hot pink and purple pressed pigments, which are more saturated than their eye shadow counterparts. Pigment can be tricky to work with because it can scatter when applied rapidly. This tutorial shows you that patting pigment into place gets fabulous results without leaving a mess behind.
When opting for a vibrant eye look, keep the rest of your makeup relatively neutral. This stunner combines candy pink with lilac and violet for a cut crease effect that adds extra brightness. Round out the look by using the same colors both above and below the eye, and add a pair of flirty false lashes as a finishing touch.
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Materials
- Light-colored concealer (Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer)
- Buffing brush
- Long-wearing eye shadow primer (Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer)
- Loose setting powder (Laura Mercier, Translucent)
- Fluffy eye shadow brush
- Metallic rose eye shadow (ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette, Downright)
- Blending brush
- Warm candy-pink pressed pigment (Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1, A5)
- Crease brush
- Eye shadow base (P.Louise)
- Shader brush
- Metallic lilac eye shadow (Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1, A1)
- Violet pressed pigment (Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1, A2)
- Pencil brush
- Shadow liner brush
- Black pencil eyeliner (L’Oréal Infallible Never Fail)
- False lashes (not shown)
- Tweezers (not shown)
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Brow cream (Morphe Brow Cream, Latte)
- Angled brow brush
- Hydrating primer (Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer)
- Foundation (The Ordinary Coverage Foundation)
- Foundation brush
- Concealer (Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Contour Concealer)
- Contour cream (Morphe Dimension Effect Highlight & Contour Stick)
- Cheek brush
- Bronzer (Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer, Park Ave Princess)
- Medium beige blush (MAC Blush, Warm Soul)
- Angled cheek brush
- White-gold highlighter (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Summer)
- Fan brush
- Nude lip pencil (NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Lip Pencil, Nude Suede Shoes)
- Pink pearl lip gloss (DIOR Makeup Addict Lip Gloss, No Angel)
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Instructions
1. Cover eyelid discoloration by applying light-colored concealer with a buffing brush.
2. Pat eye shadow primer onto your eye area with your ring finger.
3. Apply loose setting powder to your eye area with a fluffy eye shadow brush. This will make it easier to blend your eye shadow.
4. Sweep metallic rose eye shadow over the crease with a blending brush.
5. Use the crease brush to layer warm candy-pink pigment over the metallic rose color. Tip: Pressed pigment can be messy, so tap your brush against the counter before applying the color to your lid. This will prevent excess product from settling below your eyes.
6. Use a shader brush to apply eye shadow base onto the inner two-thirds of your lid.
7. Pat metallic lilac onto the inner-third of your lid.
8. Pat violet pressed pigment onto the middle of the lid. Carefully press the pigment against the upper lash line as well.
9. Sweep warm candy-pink pigment below your lower lashes with the pencil brush.
10. Gently press violet pigment up into your lower lash line with the shadow liner brush.
11. Fill in your lower waterline with black pencil eyeliner.
12. Hold the false lashes with the tweezers, and apply 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 lashes.
13. Outline your brows, and fill in missing hairs with brow cream. Use an angled brow brush for precision.
14. Apply makeup primer to your face with your fingertips.
15. Apply liquid foundation to your skin, then use a foundation brush to gently press the product into place.
16. Restore brightness to your face by applying concealer with the applicator wand. Apply the product below your eyes, on the center of your forehead and chin, along the bridge of your nose, above your Cupid’s bow and around the edges of your nose. For large areas, stipple the product into your skin with the foundation brush. Use the buffing brush to press the concealer into the skin on your nose.
17. Contour your cheeks, upper forehead and nose with a cream contour stick. Stipple the product into your skin with the foundation brush.
18. If you have combination or oily skin, set the under-eye area and the T-zone by applying loose powder with the cheek brush.
19. Warm up the cheeks, temples, nose and chin with bronzer. Use the cheek brush to blend the product into your skin thoroughly.
20. Stipple medium-beige blush onto your cheeks using the angled cheek brush.
21. Dust white-gold highlighter above your brows, along the top of your cheekbones and down the center of your nose using a fan brush.
22. Line your lips with nude lip pencil, and then fill them in with pink pearl lip gloss.
Stay pretty!
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