Friday, June 1, 2012

Tutorial: Dark Side Neutrals

Greetings from the Dark Side ;)

I am not the biggest fond of neutral eyeshadows. I do like them, but I don't wear them very often. But when I do wear neutrals, I like to do it the Dark Side way. I recently picked my MAC neutral colors palette from the neglected part of my makeup collection and started using them more. I particularly love Nylon, Rice Paper, and Woodwinked. So today, I going to show you how I achieve my neutral look using those three eyeshadows~

Products Used

-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
-Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Liner 'Perversion'
-MAC 'Woodwinked' E/S
-MAC 'Nylon' E/S
-MAC 'Rice Paper' E/S
-Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara


 1. Start by applying your primer.
     I used Lime Crime's primer.
 2. Take a black eyeliner and messily apply it around the eye. Smudge it slightly.This is by all means optional. I personally think it looks better with this.
 2. Using MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow, apply it all over the black liner and all the way over the crease. See how applying the black pencil made the eyeshadow look more intense and slightly smokey? This difference is going to add dimension to the look since aside from adding a highlight, we won't be applying any other eyeshadow on the lid.
 3. With a dense crease brush (I used the Tokidoki one I talked about in my May Hits and Misses) blend from the crease up. We want Woodwinked to be really blended from the crease upwards. Blend it out as much as you can. This will give a really nice transition, and it will look like you used more than one eyeshadow (which we totally did not!).
Also, apply MAC Nylon in the inner corner. This is the prettiest inner corner highlight shade EVER!
 4. Now, add the finishing touches. With the dense blending brush, apply MAC Rice Paper on the brow bone as a nice highlight.
Add a touch of black eyeliner to the very base of your lash line and apply loads of mascara.

 And your done~! :) Once you get the steps down, this is really a very easy look to do. It takes me less than than 5 minutes to complete :D

 If you own these shades, or anything similar, I encourage you to try this! It is a neutral look, but a really polished, fierce and sexy look for a night out.


  1. So pretty! I'd never thought to add black liner under neutral shadow to make it smokier... will try it next time. Great look, Nancy! :D

  2. Woodwinked is stunning !! I'll check it out next time I go to my MAC counter =) And I'll try the messy black liner as a base tip too =) thanks for that !!

    xxx Vee

  3. It's so strange to see you do neutrals - I had to double check I was on your blog. (;

  4. I really like this look on you. It's completely different.

  5. What a gorgeous tutorial! And a great tip with the black liner!
    I adore woodwinked, such a stunning shadow!

    New follower!

    Sharleena xx

  6. Awesome tutorial! And the look is gorgeous. LOVE!


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