The picture got some love from friends and a blogger friend said I should make a tutorial. So I did. Yes, however, I do not have a video camera so I just took a really close still shot to explain exactly how I have gotten this neutral/defined look.
Ok here is the run down...I prime my eyes with a MAC paint pot, in Painterly. I place this color all over my lid to act as a primer and to obtain an even skin tone to begin with.
mac paint pot in painterly: hereNext I use my elf "C" brush and pack on the color W.O.S. on my lid. I start in the inner corner and work my way across the lid--however, I stop about 3/4 of the way. I usually use two coats or layers of W.O.S. during this step.
elf eyeshadow brush: here
Once I am satisfied with my base/light color I move onto the Naked 2. This will be the lighter of two colors for my crease. I used an old Mary Kay Signature Collection Eye Crease brush to apply this color. I start in the outer crease and work my way to the inner eye blending the color up with windshield wiper motions. I again use two coats of this color.
I have really small eyes in my opinion and I have trouble using darker colors without feeling like I look like a clown. So I recently purchased the MAC 228 brush which is a teeny little brush. I use this to put the outer crease color in the triangle shape. I use the color Faint. I do not put much product on my eye with this step. I dab it onto the palette and "draw" a small triangle on the outer most part of my crease.
mac 217: hereOnce both triangles are there, I use the MAC 217 (my HOLY GRAIL brush) to blend and shade everything together.
mac 228: here
The last step for the shadows would be my highlight and it is the only color that is not on the UD palette. I always use MAC Phloof as my highlight--it is just a personal favorite!
mac e/s in phloof: here
The finished product looks like this...
Of course this is after I have applied eyeliner, mascara, and eyebrow pencil! :) Oh and my whole "face" if you will!
jordana eyebrow pencil in medium brown: here
I hope this was understandable! If you have any questions, let me know! And if you have seen any other looks with the Basics palette, send them my way. I will work on my fear of the video camera if I ever do this again! :) Thanks!