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MUA Monday – 60′s Inspired Lilac Eyeshadow

Pastel tones were very popular in 60′s beauty and are great colors to use during the Spring season. We’re seeing celebs like Rihanna, Leighton Meester, and Emily Blunt sporting pastel shades of lilac eyeshadow. Feeling mod-inspired, I created a look using lilac, lavender and hints of grey tones to make it appear “dusty.”  What do you think?

 

 

 

Tips to achieve:

I say this is 60′s inspired because I did not use any harsh lines and kept it soft. For more depth and intensity, contour with a grey satin shade from the outer corner, into the crease, and then directly above the crease on the inner half of the eye. You can almost blend the shadow up into your eyebrow for the dramatic deep set eyes that were so popular during that time period. For this look, you can use lilac, mint, or baby blue color schemes. Apply about 3-4 coats of black mascara for spiky lashes. Top the look off with some fresh nude gloss like the BH “Peace, Love and Mod.”

Products used:

Eye and Lip Primer

88 Color Tropical Shimmer Palette

Blending Brush

Contour Blending Brush

Small Smudge Brush

Here are a few other images of lilac & lavender eyes:

 

Hope you all love the look!

Sincerely,

Julia