this fall Smashbox introduced their Image Factory Collection. included in that collection is the above eyeshadow palette Muse. in my opinion this product is a steal because you get six colors for $39 plus a double ended brush. these products would cost you upwards of $100 if you were to purchase them each individually so buying the palette is a definite win.
one of the reasons i love the above palette so much is because it includes matte shades. can i get a shout out for matte?!
matte shades are superheros because they look good on e'eryone. shimmer shades are fun and can give a lot of dimension, but if you have any sort of crepey-ness or crinkles in your eyelid you are aged 5-10 years. enter matte. matte shades can give you depth if layered and actually hide any crepey-ness or crinkles. major bonus for the over 30 crowd.
you may remember i hooked my MIL up with an older eye tutorial here. below i have created another easy step by step eye tutorial making makeup a cinch. plus, any age will benefit from this look.
- apply matte pink shade to entire eyelid.
- follow with matte taupe shade from base of the eyelashes to crease.
- contour the crease using a blend of matte chocolate brown and a touch of warm brown shimmer
quick tip: i have become a brown eyelid crease addict! whether i am using black, grey, pink or blue, a warm brown applied over whatever crease color you choose does wonders to help blend, diffuse and shape the eyelid.
want more Smashbox? their contour palette is a MUST HAVE. Smashbox also made it into my Good Day Colorado Fall Colors segment here.