Fashion week is here! I didn’t get to attend this year (because I was in South America!), but I still love to browse through the photo galleries online to look at all the pretty clothes and makeup. Many times, runway makeup doesn’t really work for everyday life. It can be too avant-garde or over the top. This year, I found one makeup look I thought was worth reinventing, a two-tone eyeshadow look.
The most striking makeup I saw online from this year’s fashion week was Jill Stuart’s makeup using two shades of pastels for a two-tone eyeshadow look to go along with her ballet-inspired aesthetic. The vibrant and distinctly different colors were really eye-popping. I like that she chose a warm shade and a cool shade. It is totally different than anything I’ve seen lately. It might be a little too dramatic for everyday wear, but this could be a fun look for a night out. I decided to try creating Jill Stuart’s runway makeup but I replaced pastels for fall colors instead.
I decided to try creating Jill Stuart’s runway makeup but I replaced pastels for fall colors instead. You can follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to create your own fashion week inspired fall two-tone eyeshadow.
Fashion Week Makeup At Home: Two-Tone Eyeshadow Tutorial
1. Use Concealer on your Eyelids
Using concealer on your lids ensures two things. First, you create an even look to cover any purple or red on your lids. Second, shadow sticks and holds better to concealer than without it. If you prefer an eyeshadow primer, that’s another option. I prefer to use concealer to lessen the number of items I need to use at any given time. I personally think concealer works nearly as well as primers for a long hold of the shadows.
2. Apply a Light to Medium Blue on Inner Corner of Lids
Using an eyeshadow brush, apply light to medium blue on the inside of the eye until you get to the center of your eye lid. As much as possible, you should create a straight line from the lash line all the way up your lid until you reach your eyebrow bone. I used a light and medium blue to create the strong blue color.
3. Apply a Dark Purple Shadow to the Outer Corner of Lids
On the outer corner of your eyes, apply a dark purple (almost black) shadow. I layered it on a few times to get the color dark enough. When I reached the middle of my eye, I used the brush to blend the two colors so it wasn’t too distinct of a line.
4. Layer Two Coats of Mascara
To finish the look, layer on two coats of black mascara. If you want additional pop, you could also add black eyeliner or use a little of the dark shadow on the lower lash lid to create a smoky look.
Makeup is so important to me to finish off my look so I always feel fashion-ready. Just last week in South America, I was chatting with my co-worker about how makeup can really transform you. She hardly ever wears makeup so one night before dinner, I put some very light makeup on her. I was amazed at just how a tiny bit of makeup can create a polished and finished look.
Just like makeup, feeling clean and fresh before an event is really important. I use Cottonelle® with CleanRipple® Texture during the biggest fashion moments because it is designed to clean better so I’m confident and clean enough to go commando. The CleanRipple® Texture is a proprietary innovation that is designed to clean better and you can find it on all Cottonelle® toilet paper and flushable cleansing cloths. It keeps me clean so I feel confident to strut my stuff at major fashion events, just like the fashion week models.Whenever I have a big event or a special night out, I pay extra attention to my makeup. Doing something fun like fall two-toned eye makeup is a great way for me to feel extra fashionable and ready for any big event.
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