I’ve got a super pretty soft pink eyeshadow tutorial for you today, using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, and I’m super excited about it because it’s my first ever makeup tutorial that I’ve fully photographed the steps in detail like this. This is how I ended up doing my makeup for going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, and I looooved it. I completely stepped out of my comfort zone on this one, because I basically always use some combination of brown for eyeshadows, so it was fun to take a risk (yeah, clearly I live life on the edge hahaha) and try something new. This tutorial also started out quite purple, but I blended it out a ton because I wanted a softer look. I got my friends to vote on whether to call this a purple or pink tutorial because of that, hahaha. Pink won, obviously. On to the tutorial!
Here’s a little reference to go off for the colors I used in the Chocolate Bar palette, because Too Faced so inconveniently chose not to include them on the actual palette, haha.
1. I started with Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer on my eyelid (and under my eyes too- it’s SO good under my MAC Pro Longwear concealer. It works double duty by covering up some of my dark circles as well as acting as a primer for my concealer!).
2. Using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, sweep Black Forest Truffle into your crease and Cherry Cordial into the outer v of your eye. Blend these two out to soften the color.
3. Pat Strawberry Bon Bon onto the inner half of your eyelid, then lightly blend in at the edges of the other two shadows.
4. Apply Champagne Truffle to the very inner corner of your eyes and sweep a very small amount of Cherry Cordial on the outer half of your lower lashline.
5. Apply a clean line of black liner (I love the MAKE UP FOR EVER Graphic Liner), starting very thin and close to the lashline at the inner corner and gradually going thicker and into a small wing at the outer corner of your eye.
6. Put on a couple coats of mascara (or falsies, if you’re up to it!). For this look, I used Too Faced Better Than Sex and let me tell you- it’s legitimately amazing. You can see from those step-by-step images up there that I pretty much have invisible eyelashes. They’re there, but they’re quite light and stick out at the perfect angle so as to convince everyone that I don’t actually have any eyelashes when I’m not wearing mascara (haha, it sucks!!). This mascara (as well as Benefit They’re Real, my other go-to), works absolute wonders for me. I couldn’t recommend it more!
For the rest of my look: I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in fair – light honey, and I LOVE this stuff! The coverage is great but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It also comes in 25 different shades on the Sephora site and there is one for every skin tone and undertone. On my cheeks, I used Benefit Dandelion (which is a ballerina pink highlight, but works beautifully as a blush on my fair skin). I used Benefit Hoola to do some light contouring. Because I already have such a defined jaw and cheekbones already, I actually contour to soften my facial features rather than to define them. I contour around the edges of my forehead, the tiniest bit slightly above the hollow of my cheekbones (moreso to add a bit of a glow than to contour anything) and at the very back corners of my jaw to make it look a bit less defined. Last but not least, I kept my lips simple with NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sugar Pie.
I’m pretty in love with the final look. It’s soft but sexy, and the glowy skin and clear gloss just tie it all together. I can’t wait for the next tutorial! Any requests?