Plus Hooded Eyelid Do’s and Don’ts
You’ve probably heard it before, women with mature skin should never, ever, wear shimmer eyeshadows. Well, yes, and no.
For those of us with less than perky eyelids, swiping on a layer of sparkly, shimmery color, shines a neon light on every crepey, wrinkly line. Nobody wants that ladies, NOBODY!
But it is possible to play nice with this popular makeup trend, and we’re about to spill the secrets, step by step.
Today, we’ll be using one of my all time favorite eyeshadow collections, the Tarte Amazonian Clay Palette. It comes with sixteen gorgeous matte soft and pigmented shadows, which is the mature skin’s BFF, as well as four rich, iridescent shimmer shades.
Keep in mind that you can recreate and experiment with your own shadows, using any color palette that strikes your fancy.
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We’ll start by applying the neutral shade “Bold” as our base coat. Apply over the entire lid.
Let’s create the illusion of a younger crease by applying the color “Mod”. I know, it’s a bold choice, but stay with me ladies.
Using a brush that allows me to apply shadow exactly where I want it to go, swish shadow right below your brow bone and ABOVE where your hooded lid now resides. Sigh.
Brush the shadow from the inner eye all the way out to the edge of your brow.
Then bring it down to your lash line at the outer corner.
Using a fluffy brush, blend, baby blend.
STEP 4 (optional)
I enjoy experimenting with eyeshadows, layering them to create new looks and colors. To reinvent the red shadow we just applied, I’ve invited the aptly named “Drama” to the party.
Repeat step 2, applying shadow to your pretend crease, then blend, blend, blend!
Using a flat brush, line the bottom lashes with “Drama”.
Now it’s time to glam and shimmer up our look. I’ll be using the bronzy gold color “Ethereal” ~ totally obsessed.
Apply shimmer shadow, listen up, ONLY TO THE LOWER PART OF THE LID. Do not pass go…. wait, do NOT go above into the crepey, crinkly hooded area. Danger Will Robinson.
Now blend again.
Now we will add a highlighting shade just below the eyebrows, to draw attention upward and away from our hooded lids. The color “Vintage” works beautifully here.
Using a clean fluffy brush, blend your look one final time. If you’ve “colored outside the lines” like I did and notice your shadow extends past your outer eyebrow, take a Q-tip and get that shadow in line, girl.
Now just add a black eyeliner to the top lash line and your favorite mascara. Boom! Shimmer, shimmer cocoa pop!
Tadahhhh! Proof women with mature skin can make shimmery shadows work for their hooded, crepey eyelids instead of against.
If you don’t have the Tarte Amazonian Clay Palette, you can order it HERE.
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Sending big hugs and much love, my friends.