Maybelline just dropped its newest - The Rock Nudes Palette – and brand ambassador Elton Fernandez unveiled his ‘special’ Valentines Date Night edition! Skip the cliché girl-next-door ensemble as he tutors you on unleashing your confidence with 12 rich hues ranging from knock-out teal to maddening matte black, sultry, sexy cream beige and everything in between! Crank up the love with the makeup magician’s easy-to-follow guide.
First things first. Apply any primer you have at hand on your upper eye lids. This easily-overlooked tip lends an adhesive like quality making the colours that will follow pop more and last longer.
To create a base, start by sweeping number 9, the warm taupey-brown tinge across your entire lid. You can use either your fingertips or an eye-shadow brush, that’s your choice.
Now take shade number 4, the medium matte brown and start to blend it from the outer corner of your eye till you reach the halfway mark. Always blend your shadow upward and outward into the crease of your eyelid. The darker colour creates depth at this stage.
Using a fluffy blending brush, blend in both the colours for a dark, intense shadow amping up the sex appeal.
Now using the eye-shadow brush make two vertical strokes along the centre of the eyelids with number 10, the satin-like gold shimmer pan colour. Once blended, the gold immediately lifts the previously one-dimensional canvas.
Next, dust number 5 the tealy-shine on the outer lower lids for just a splash of sophisticated blue volume.
Almost done, mix up number 6 and number 12, the matte and shimmer blacks on the outer most corner of the lower lids for the ultimate smoky effect.
Lastly, with number 7, the neutral nude shimmer highlight your angles to create contrast by dusting a small amount of the lighter shadow over your brow bone and on the inner corner of the eye for that dramatic pop!
Even if you missed a step here and there, remember to have fun with your makeup and create endless looks with this oh-so versatile matte, satin and glitter palette. Getting your rock ‘n’ roll edge on around bae will never be easier!