August 30, 2013

Madd Style Cosmetics: Subtle Color Tutorial

I've been wearing a lot of neutrals on my eyes throughout the month so that I could play up my love for bright eyeliners, hehe. Because of this, I felt like doing something a little different but I still wanted it to remain 'subtle' while incorporating some color. :)
I apologize in advance for the lighting.. it's been quite cloudy lately & we're finally starting to see some rain!

Top left: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer,
Tarte lights, camera, lashes! Mascara,
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, 
MicaBeauty Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Black,  
&Tick:Tock Infinity Eye Shadow Base in 'Milky Way'
Bottom left: bdellium tools brushes #781, #716 and #777,
& Tarte double-duty eyelining brush
Top &bottom right: Madd Style Cosmetics eyeshadow pigments in: 
Birf'day Suit, Pish Posh, Not about the Money, and Cheermeister

As always - start off by applying your primer and a base :)

Grab 'Pish Posh' and start applying to the inner corner/duct, stopping at about the center of the lid. 
You could keep this color strictly in the inner corner/duct if you prefer!

Take 'Not about the Money' and start applying this to the center of the lid, overlapping 'Pish Posh' - make sure to leave a little room in the outer corner.

Very lighty, apply a little 'Cheermeister' to the outer corner of the lid.

You'll want to go back in and blend your colors a bit more. I also brought 'Cheermeister' up above the crease and brought the color closer to the inner corner of my eye. 
When you're happy with how your colors look, go in with a matte eyeshadow that is close to your skin tone (I'm using Birf'day Suit here) and blend up to the brow and soften your lines :)

Last but not least - mascara and eyeliner! Since these colors have some shimmer to them, you may also want to go in with a q-tip (lightly dipped in makeup remover) to wipe away any fallout you may have.

Thank you all for viewing! xoxo


  1. Still new to applying. Which brushes did you use for each step? Love these brushes! I saved them for future purchase and bookmarked your tutorial :D

    1. So glad to hear! :D I absolutely love these brushes <3

      For applying to the lid I use #777 to pat the color on. Sometimes I use the very tip of this brush to lightly blend color on the lid as well. For the outer v and crease area, I always use #781 to blend out the color and to soften any harsh lines. When I want more precision, I use #716 (for example: inner corner of the eye or to deepen the crease color).

      Hope this helps! :)