Break seasonal barriers with this intense yet spring toned inspired look! By mixing and matching popular spring shades with a rocking application you can combine the fun and flirty feel of spring with a grungy, rockstar attitude.

YOU WILL NEED:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Rockstar/Deep purple (about $19.00)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blackout (about $19.00)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Tonic/Blueish Lavender (about $19.00)
Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Goldilux (about $14.00 )
Kat Von D Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper/Black ( about $19.00)
Benefit They're Real Mascara in Black (about $24.00)
Nars Blush in Torrid (about $30.00)
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone (about $38.00)
The Balm, Meet Matte Hughes Lipstick in "Honest" ( about $17.00 )


 

STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL:

  1. After applying your favorite liquid skin primer and liquid foundation, apply a deep purple eyeshadow with a hint of shimmer all over the eyelids and lower lashline. Smudge well, outwards and upwards. Grunge looks are all about smokey blending. Also apply on your lower waterline. I used Urban Decay's "Rockstar" eyeshadow.
  2. Apply a deep, matte black in the crease and blend well. Also extend this into the outer corner of your eyes slightly, and into the lower waterline. Smudge, smudge, smudge with a smudging brush, or a Q-tip. I used Urban Decay's "Blackout" eyeshadow.
  3. Apply a light lavender or bluish lavender hue to the middle of the upper eyelids ever so lightly, and blend into your deep purple shade. Do this very subtly, just to give some depth and dimension to the eye. This technique also can give a very alluring "strobing" effect to the eyeshadow, which is just a lighting technique. I used Urban Decay's "Tonic" eyeshadow.
  4. Apply a shimmering, sparkling gold eyeshadow to the inner corners of the eyes to give the look some fun intensity. I used Sugarpill's "Goldilux" loose eyeshadow because it stays on amazingly well all day for a glitter shadow and it does not irritate the eyes. Sugarpill is exclusively online and their glitters are not only extremely well pigmented but won't bother your eyes throughout the day.
  5. Line the upper lash line with a crisp, black liner. I used Kat Von D's liquid liner in "Trooper" black. I love this brand because it stays on all day, doesn't smudge or bleed, and doesn't irritate my eyes. It's also easily applied with a built in precision tip applicator.
  6. Apply a lengthening and dramatizing mascara to the lashes in black. I used Benefit's "They're Real" Mascara. Allow one coat to dry and then apply another for added intensity.
  7. Apply a peach or orange toned blush lightly to the hollows of your cheeks. I used Nars in "Torrid."
  8. Apply a skin highlighter to the upper cheekbones and under the brow arch to give your face a shimmering yet subtly chiseled appearance. I use Becca's "Shimmering skin perfector" in "Moonstone." It looks beautiful on skin and also isn't overkill or too much shimmer.
  9. Lastly, apply a poignant, bright lipstick in a bold, orange hue to the lips in a matte finish. Matte works best for this look, because you really do not need any extra sheen or shine. Too much of a good thing can = a hott mess. Go for matte! I am totally obsessed with The Balm's Liquid "Meet Matte Hughes" Lipsticks. I used "Honesty" in this look, but every single one of them lasts almost all day and doesn't get too drying on the lips. LOVE it!  You're Done!

FINISHED LOOK:

 


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