Also, if I can do this, anyone can. Really, I mean it. It's fun to try new things! And if you're looking to mix things up even more (get it, girl!), try the trendy new square lid look next.
1. Supplies! Here's what you need.
I used my everyday Urban Decay Ammo pallet, primer potion, a rounded shadow brush, a narrow shadow brush, a liner brush for highlighting, and then my fave eyeliner and mascara for the finish. You don't have to buy any fancy shadows for this! Just use three varying shades of the same color. A lighter for the base, darker for the lid, and a lighter for the highlights. Easy!
Here's a detailed pic of the simple shades I used:
2. Primer is key!
I can't sing the praises of eye primer enough. I use Urban Decay's Primer Potion to lock all that shadow in place for the day. Just dab and rub onto the eyelid - and a bit underneath the eye as well.
3. Grab your rounded eyeshadow brush...
And sweep a generous amount of the medium shade (No. 1 on my palette) on the lower section of the eyelid - but not the corners towards your nose (save that space for highlights!).
4. Take your narrow eyeshadow brush...
And use the darkest of your shades (No. 2 on my palette), dab the outside of the lid and blend in about halfway and sweep up towards your brow. Feel free to use a finger to blend the colors together better.
5. Finish by...
Taking the smaller (liner) brush and blending the lightest shade (No. 3 on my palette) in the corners of the eyes and under the lid. This brightens the eyes. Finish with your favorite liner and mascara. I used e.l.f. liquid liner and Buxom mascara. Easy peasy.