Four Halo Eye Looks Using Makeup Geek Matrix System Eyeshadows



I recently purchased the Makeup Geek Matrix System Mega Set of eyeshadows, containing the Colour Matrix Palette and the Neutral Matrix Palette.  I’ve been enjoying playing with the eyeshadows so much and coming up with lots of different looks.

I came up with four different eye looks using the Halo (or highlighted effect) eye technique.  For this eyeshadow style, you have a light shade on the middle part of the lid and a darker shade in the inner and outer lid sections (you can get more tips on how to create this eyeshadow style here).  I don’t wear this eyeshadow style much, so it was fun to experiment with different colour combinations.

I have given details on how to re-create each combination below, along with suggestions for cheek and lip products to go with each look.

If you would like some look ideas using particular shades or certain types of looks, let me know! I’m really enjoying playing about with these eyeshadows, so stay tuned for more combination ideas!

I’m planning a post on the Makeup Geek eyeshadows, including photos and swatches, so keep an eye out for that soon!

You can see my article on my experience of placing and receiving an international order from Makeup Geek here.

Continue reading

Eyeshadow Style 3: Contouring With Eyeshadow





Contouring the eye is a classic technique for shaping the eyes and making them look bigger.  I tend to contour my eyes in the majority of looks as I find that it adds depth to the eye and makes them look bigger.

This eyeshadow style generally suits most eye shapes, particularly those with a discernible crease or visible eyelid space.  It is worth trying out contouring to see whether it suits you.  If you have flatter eyelids, then you might have to ‘create’ a crease with eyeshadows to achieve the contouring effect.

This article provides detailed explanations on ‘How to locate the eye contour’, ‘Choosing eyeshadow colours for contouring’ and a step-by-step guide on ‘How to contour the eye with eyeshadow’.  There are also various photos of examples of different to provide some inspiration (click on the links to read more details on each look).

Continue reading

Eyeshadow Style 2: Highlighted Look












This post in the ‘Eyeshadow Styles’ series shows you how to create a highlighted effect on the eyes by applying a darker colour to the inner and outer lid and a lighter, shimmery shade to the middle of the eyelid.  This eyeshadow style is particularly flattering if you have almond shaped eyes or flatter eyelids, as it makes the eyes look rounder in shape.


Continue reading

Eyeshadow Style 1: Single Colour Eyeshadow Look

Pic 1 Pic 2









Applying a single colour to the eyelid is a quick way to make your eyes look fresh and polished.  Finishing the look off with a sweep of mascara helps to frame and define the eyes.  This type of look can also be accomplished with just one brush (or sponge applicator, making it the simplest to create.  Perfect for when you are pushed for time or just want an easy way to make your eyes look brighter, more awake and defined! Here’s how to create a simple eyeshadow look:

Continue reading