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If you’re not already a makeup master, applying eye shadow can pose a challenge. Where do all those shades go? And how do you choose colors that coordinate? First things first, if you want to become an eye shadow expert, it’s a good idea to get your hands on an eye shadow palette. With a palette, you have the ability to create multiple makeup looks with a single product. Not only that, but you won’t have to worry about finding colors that work together—they’re in the same palette because they complement one another. Below, find our step-by-step eye shadow tutorial using the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette.
The palette used in this tutorial contains 12 captivating shades, meaning there are plenty of ways you can do your eye makeup with it. For this look, we’re going to focus on creating a neutral, everyday eye.
Before applying any eye makeup, it’s important to apply a makeup primer to your eyelid. A primer will help your eye shadow last all day long, allow each shade to appear more vibrant, and keep your shadow from creasing.
Use the gold shade from the palette to cover your eyelid and create the base of this eye makeup look.
Once your base is applied, you want to add some definition to your makeup look. Use one of the medium brown shades in your crease, making sure to blend well for a seamless finish.
This step is totally optional but you can amp up the drama of this eye makeup look by deepening your crease. Take the darkest brown shade from the palette and apply it to the outer “V” of your eye for added dimension.
To complete your eyeshadow, use the lightest shade in the palette to highlight your eye. Apply this shade to the inner corner of your eye and below the arch of your eyebrow. If this step seems unnecessary, know this: Properly placed highlighter can help you look more awake and bright-eyed.
Now that you have your eye shadow applied to perfection, it’s time to complete your eye makeup look. Follow these steps for a flawless neutral eye:
A little winged liner never hurt anybody! Use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Black to create your sharpest winged eyeliner look.
Once your upper lash line is lined, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Brown to line your lower lash line. You may be inclined to reach for a black eyeliner, but a brown shade will complement your neutral eye shadow.
To create the illusion of bigger eyes, line your waterline with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Nude.
No eye makeup look is complete without a few coats of mascara! If you want to stick with a neutral eye makeup look, apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black Brown for intense length and voluptuous volume delivered via a natural brown shade. If you prefer to add a little bit of drama to your neutral eye, opt for a bolder mascara like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Blackest Black.
Of course, you don’t want all that hard work to go to waste! Make sure you use a setting spray when you’re finished with your eye makeup. Spray the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray in an “X” and “T” shape over your face so you can rock a “just applied” makeup look all day (and night) long!
In need of more eye makeup tips? Check out our article, An Eyebrow Makeup Routine for Beginners.