Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Woodland Eyes
As summer is just beginning to mellow into Autumn, my thoughts start to turn toward all things cozy and fall-ish, including more muted makeup colors. I thought it would be fun to do another look in our Inspired by Nature series; this one takes its cues from the waning greens of summer, the deepening browns of nature, and the rich golds of early Fall.
What You’ll Need:
- Sandstone Cream Eyeshadow
- Army Eyeshadow
- Fen Gold Eyeshadow
- Moss Eyeshadow
- Rich Earth eyeliner
- Small All-Over eyeshadow brush
- Angled crease brush
- Smudger brush
- Eyeliner Brush
Start off by applying Sandstone Cream to your brow bone with the Small All-Over brush, and add a dab right over your pupil area of your lid. Then, using the same brush, grab up some Army shadow and stamp it all over your lid, working around the spot of Sandstone Cream in the center.
Now take your Angled Crease Brush and dip up some Fen Gold; using a slightly circular motion apply into your crease, starting at the outer corner and working your way in to about the center of your lid. Be sure to blend, blend, blend; we really want these greens to meld together and create a nuanced look. For an extra touch of bright green, add a touch of Moss eyeshadow right in the center on top of the Sandstone Cream.
Now, using the Smudger Brush, dab a little bit of Sandstone Cream on your lower lid in the inner corner, then some Army in the center, and a bit of Fen Gold on the outer third of your lower lid. Again, be sure to blend and smudge those all together really well. Use your eyeliner brush to finish off the look with Rich Earth and a generous coat of mascara.
I like to pair this rich eye look with a warm blush such as Cherry Bloom or Warm Rose. I used Kiss of Ruby lip shimmer on my lips to add just a hint of warm color. Check out more Inspired By Nature looks here!
Great job, Rosanna!! I wish so much you could come and teach me these things in person. 🙂
was there something to make the makeup stick? mine doesn’t stick unless i mix it with cream or lotion.
Are you talking about the foundation or the eyeshadows? For foundation, there are several methods of application that you can try out to get the best results for your skin type. The blog post and video are here: https://articles.beeyoutiful.com/2015/03/30/makeup-monday-3-mineral-foundation-application-techniques-plus-concealer-tips/
If you’re asking about eyeshadows, some people find that they get the best application and wear by applying a very light coating of moisturizer to their lids right before putting on the shadow. Or, you may want to use a method called “foiling” which is to mix the shadow with a little bit of water to create a different effect. I wrote about this and a few other application techniques here: https://articles.beeyoutiful.com/2015/05/11/makeup-monday-six-versatile-ways-to-use-mineral-eyeshadow/
I hope that’s helpful! If you have any more questions, let me know!
Great thank you. it just seems that when I do use it (mixed on the back of my hand with lotion) it just doesnât âstickâ or stay on my eye lidâ¦ or it quickly and eventually smudges away. I canât imagine using it for eyeliner like she did in the video. I guess itâs just time consuming or maybe itâs not and I just need to practice moreâ¦ itâs all about time.
Thanks for your time. Iâll check out these links J