Prime the eye lid with an eyeshadow primer. This will make sure that the eyeshadows you use stay put all night/day long and don't crease. I used the ELF Eyeshadow primer.
Cover the eye-lid with a metallic medium brown cream eyeshadow just up to the crease of your eye. This lays down a base of color that will make the eyeshadows in the next step appear more rich and deep with color. It will also help the eyeshadows to adhere to your eye-lid better. I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in "Iced Mocha".
Use a brush or your finger to apply a golden/bronze shade to the center of the lid. I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Half Baked".
Use the excess golden/bronze eyeshadow on the same brush or finger and apply the color in sweeping motions (like a wind-shield wiper) in the crease of your eye. The color should be softer than it is in the center of the lid.
Then, apply a dark brown shade in the outer corner of the eye, extending upwards to the outer corner of your crease. Use a clean brush or finger to blend the product so that there are no harsh lines. I used L'Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duo in "Saucy" and used the Dark Brown shade.
After that, mix the golden/bronze shade and the dark brown shade of eyeshadow together on a finger or brush and apply to the outer corner of the lower lash line. Blend it upwards so that it connects with the eyeshadow on the upper lash line.
Apply a black liquid eyeliner to the upper lash line of your eye and wing it out slightly at the outer corner. I used "DiorLiner" liquid eyeliner in Black.
Then, take a shimmery vanilla shade of eyeshadow and apply underneath the brow-bone and in the inner corner of the eye close to the tear-duct. This will make your eyes appear brighter and larger and will accentuate the natural curve of your brow. I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Virgin"
Apply mascara to the upper and lower lash line. I used CARGO Texas Lash Mascara in Black.
The finished look:
What has been your favorite eye look for the summer?
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