For the lazy bones in you! Each look featured here was made using just one eyeshadow. I was going to make a tutorial… but that would be pointless. Just follow the one-step directions and you’ll be fine!
SMOKY EYE — I used Le Métier de Beauté’s Alexandrite, and you can see the tutorial here.
WASH & WEAR — Here’s a look that’s pretty similar as well, but you kind of just pat down a shade all over the mobile lid
and hope for the best.
Using shu uemura’s ME medium brown 885, aka my favorite eyeshadow:
Using OCC’s Loose Colour Concentrate in Hum:
Using MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque, a rose gold cream shadow:
Using Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow in Solstice Halcyon, a light almost imperceptible neutral taupe:
QUICK LICKS — a lick of shadow, a lick of eyeliner, a lick of mascara, and you’re done. This is great for pairing with a bold red lip.
Using Bootycall from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette + liquid eyeliner + mascara on top and bottom lashes.
I may actually hate this concealer that I am using in this photo, but you get the idea. I like wearing UD’s Half Baked for a beautiful red lip combo, but this is just an easy look to pair with a red or any other lip color, for that matter, in case you are stumped.
I even just applied it with my finger!
COLOR STATEMENT — smudge on a strong line of color on your top or bottom lash line. Either way, it will make a statement.
Using Laura Mercier’s Deep Night as a crisp liner:
This is kind of a funny picture, but I wanted to illustrate my point. LOL, excuse the pores and unblended concealer. Using bareMinerals’ Statement on lower lash line:
And we’re done! These are easy peasey ways to polish up your look a little if time is not on your side. 🙂 In theory, you can actually do all these methods using only a single, versatile eyeshadow. Which, now that I think about it, might have actually made a better story!
Have you tried any of these ways of wearing a single eyeshadow? Tweet me (@presidents), post on this Facebook page, or email me if you have! I’d love to see them. 🙂
Carina! What’s your lipstick (first photo)? Love this post!
Hallo! It’s Rimmel x Kate Moss 101 (red tube). Thanks! 🙂
I agree! First lipstick is just gorgeous!!!
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“just pat down a shade all over the mobile lid and hope for the best.”
Haha! This is basically my consuelo-de-bobo whenever I finish putting on makeup. I’m such a noob at it and I really just hope it looks reasonable when I go out the door. 😀
I’m sure it does; just blend out!
I LOVE the Smoky Eye look on you.
Thank you so much!
I love the first one! You kind of look like Elizabeth Olsen ❤
Ah! ❤ I love her!
I like the lippie you used with LM Deep Night! 🙂 My favorite tamad way to look made up with just one shadow is by using a deep/dark shade (of brown or mauve,) and applying it in the outer corners of my eyes. Then I blend it on the “crease” area, and then I also blend it upwards and outwards. It makes my hooded eyes look a bit lifted. 🙂
It’s Buxom’s Berry Blast! 🙂 Yeah, I love that trick! Haha I usually use one other eyeshadow with it, though 😀