I recently posted an article on the Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pots (you can read more about this product, see photos and view swatches here). I wanted to show how you these pots can be used to create a quick eyeshadow look which still adds a little something to your eyes.
All you need to re-create these looks are a Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot for the lid (I used Unleashed on the lid in the top two photos and Frose on the lid in the bottom two photos), matte brown powder(s) for the crease, an eyeshadow close to your skintone to highlight the browbone and some mascara. I used the Smashbox Step By Step Contour Palette for my crease and highlight colours, as everything is in one place and easy to hand.
You can easily vary this look by using any other eyeshadow on the lid for a quick go-to look whenever time is tight.
Click ‘Read More’ to see how to re-create these looks:
Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.
Base: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Crease: any medium matte warm brown eyeshadow
Deepen Crease: any medium matte cool brown eyeshadow (skip this step if time is tight)
Lid: Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot (in your chosen shade or any eyeshadow from any brand)
Highlight: any matte light shade close to your skintone
Lower Lashline: same shade as your lid colour
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
1. Apply Painterly all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242). I always use an eyeshadow base as it makes my eyeshadow last all day, prevents any creasing and makes the colour come out ‘true to form’.
2. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and sweep a warm brown eyeshadow into the crease. I used the ‘Bronze’ shade in the Smashbox Step By Step Contour Palette.
3. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and use a cool brown eyeshadow to deepen the crease. I used the ‘Contour’ shade from the Smashbox Step By Step Contour Palette to add extra depth to the eyes. You can skip this step if you are short on time.
4. Pat your Tarte Chrome Paint Pot on to the lid using your fingers. You can use any eyeshadow from any other brand, if you prefer.
5. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217, MAC 226) and sweep a light shade close to your skintone on to the browbone to highlight. I used the ‘Highlight’ shade from the Smashbox Step By Step Contour Palette.
6. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply the shade you applied on the lid (Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot or other eyeshadow) to the lower lashline.
7. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.