Daytime Merlot

Hi everyone, I love an ombre lid as much as the next guy or girl. Add in these deep warm reds and oranges and I’m sold. I usually do this look with browns and oranges but using this gorgeous merlot shade on the lid made it a bit more interesting. I dig it. If you do to and want to find out how I achieved this look then keep reading.Β 

After filling in my brows and priming my eyelid we’re ready to start. With a small synthetic brush add a white gold shimmer highlight to bring a bit more light to your eyes. Next, using a matte yellow shadow pop this in the space in between your crease and lid, this will work as a higher transition shade and help the brow bone highlight blend. This yellow can be a bit messy since it’s the lightest shade we’ll be using in the entire look. Be sure not to over power your brow bone highlight. Next with a bright cranberry shadow add this directly into the crease and gently blend into the yellow shadow. Start out with a light hand, and build up the intensity until the pigmentation is rich enough for your liking. We’re now going to further deepen up the crease with medium warm browns. I used to shadows in my look to get the exact color I wanted, but honestly any red toned brown will work. I like to be extra. With a precise fluffy tapered brush add the brown directly to your crease. You want to focus the brown right into the socket of your eye and blend until the brown and cranberry shadows seem to be seamless. It takes time, so try not to get frustrated.. trust yourself and power through this step. Now the good shit. With whatever deep wine colored shadow you have in your collection pick it up with a dense shade brush and pack it all over the lid. Once the merlot shade is on use the same tapered brush you used the brown shadows on and blend the lid shade into the crease. We want to make sure you take your time with this step as well. Pulling off an ombre lid is all about the time you take blending everything together. Move slowly if you have to. Getting as close to the lashline as possible, line your eyes with a brown liner. The liner here is just used as a guide for our lashes. Then pop on a pair of your favorite lashes.

Morphe Brushes 35S for Yellow, Morphe single shadow in Secretive, 35O2 Rich, Muddy, Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette shadows in Ada, Zobo, Dahia, and Giza, Elf Cosmetics Liquid Liner in Brown, L.A. Girl CosmeticsΒ Gel Pencil in Metallic Copper, Tarte Cosmetics lashes in Girl Boss

After you apply your face makeup, go ahead and line your lower lash line with a metallic bronze gel pencil like the one I used here. Smoke out the lashline with a bit of the lid shade and further tie the look together with some of those warm brown we used in the crease. Voila !


On the lips is NYX Cosmetics Lipsuede in Subversive Socialite

You can definitely use a nude lipcolor instead of this deepened plum, but like I said… I like to be extra sometimes. Sooo.. do we like this look ? Hate it ? Have you tried something like this before or is it totally out of your comfort zone?

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