The dramatic lower lash line is an eyeshadow placement I’ve been trying for years. Ever since I started wearing eyeshadow, I’ve attempted creating a focal point on the lower lash line because of my hooded lids. I have found a technique that truly flatters my eyes, only within the past year or so. That being – go bold and refrain from too much structure. This technique allows me to play with colour, which my hooded lids tend to often hide. Today I want to share with you a recent look I am absolutely in love with!
In this look I am wearing colours that are on trend but used a technique that I would consider to be quite alternative. Do these shades remind anyone else of the new Urban Decay Backtalk Palette too? I love that this look is precise yet grungy all at once – truly my style! The lower lash line draws all the emphasis – creating an elongated eye shape and perfectly contrasting my eye colour! I really think this raspberry tone will flatter so many eye colours though!
The base of this look consists of my current everyday staples – the Fenty Pro Flit’r Foundation in 190 & the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light Sand. I’ve warmed up my complexion using the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer – which I just can’t get enough of lately – sunshine where you at? On the lips I am, again, wearing my current go-to combo. The lipstick is the Mellow Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Nude, topped off with NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée.
I am using my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (review here) for a 2 weeks 1 palette focus, and so I used 3 shades from this palette to create this look. On the top lid I used the 3 shades Salted Caramel, Creme Brulee, and Amaretto. I applied these shades on my top lid layered and diffused to the point where the shades are all blended together. The lower lash line is very messy yet structured, which perfectly contrasts the blended lid. The shade I used here is Colourpop Stay Golden Pressed Powder Eyeshadow (review here), a bright matte raspberry. Although the emphasis of this look is on the lower lash line, the look is balanced and feels intentional. I love how the shimmery, neutral lid compliments the bold, matte lower lash line.
On the inner corner, I used the Cover FX Shimmer Veil in Amethyst to bring light to the eyes. The finishing touch is a highlight in the same tone, Makeup Geek Starlight, from the Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette (review here) which I feel like really ties the look together!
Have you done a look like this? Would you try a lower lash line look? I had so much fun playing with colours and placement in this look & I hope it inspires some of you!