Welcome to the second installment of my Capsule Makeup Series! For the first installment last week, I did an easy everyday look that I’ll link here in case you missed it. To read a bit more about the concept behind this series, and about the products I’ll be using throughout, make sure to read my introductory post here.
We’re starting to get more colorful now, since the color story in the Juvia’s Place Saharan Palette is so vibrant and fun. I’ve been seeing a lot of yellow eyeshadow looks on Instagram and YouTube lately, so I got very inspired to do something with the amazing shade Wodaabe, a metallic yellow. Now you might be thinking, yellow eyeshadow?? Yellow, metallic eyeshadow?? I know, I know, it sounds a bit terrifying. But actually it turned out really well, and surprisingly wearable. Trust me!
Before we jump into the look, here’s a short recap of the products I’m using all throughout this 5-part series. And be sure to check out my new ‘Shop’ tab, where I’ve included buy links for most of these products! (Except the & Other Stories and Maybelline products.)
Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara
& Other Stories Eyebrow Gel
(I couldn’t find a link for this product online, so perhaps you can only get it in stores or it’s been discontinued. Not sure.)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk
Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo in Honey Nude
YELLOW EYESHADOW LOOK & HOW I ACHIEVED IT
STEP ONE – EYES
I used a small amount of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer on my lids as an eye primer first. I then patted the shade Wodaabe onto my eyelids with a flat brush, and blended it into my crease. I continued to take the shade up above my crease, nearly up to my brow. Stay with me 😉.
I then coated my lashes, both the upper and lower, with the Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
STEP TWO – FACE
(As an aside, I used the Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate as a primer to give my skin some hydration and slip.)
I applied the Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes, around my nose and on my chin. I then patted in all the product using stippling and blending motions with my fingers.
Read this: My speedy skincare routine for dry skin
STEP THREE – BLUSH
I mixed roughly equal amounts of the Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk (a neutral peachy brown), and the matte lipstick side from the Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo in Honey Nude (a nude pink) together on the back of my hand. This created a custom color that was somewhere between the two shades. I then patted it into my cheeks, and blended it out with my fingers.
STEP FOUR – BROWS
I took a tiny amount of the matte brown shade Katsina from The Saharan Palette, and filled in little gaps in my brows. I then ran the & Other Stories Eyebrow Gel (which is clear) through my brows to groom them and set them in place.
STEP FIVE – LIPS
I took the same mixture I made for my cheeks with the Glossier & Flower Beauty products, and patted a light layer over my lips. I love matching cheeks to lips!
Voila! A quick, one-shadow look that keeps all the focus on the brightness of the eyes, with the rest of the makeup pared down. I hope you like how it came out as much as I do!
The next look in this series will be coming this Friday, so keep your eyes peeled!
Kristen Grace says
I actually like this look! Simple and yet has a kick 🙂
Thanks Kristen! I liked it a lot more than I thought I would!
I love the way you can pull off yellow metallic eyeshadow! It looks great with your eyes and hair color!
Thanks so much Michelle! It turned out a lot better than I thought, lemme tell you!
Sarah Garden says
Erica, that really looks good with your skintone and I think it is fun that the color matches your shirt. I don’t think I could pull off the yellow with my skintone but maybe something in a cooler hue.
Thanks so much Sarah! Yea I thought it would be fun to do a bit of matchy-matchy with the eyes and my sweater 😆. Yellow and yellowy-golds might not be for everyone, and as is often the case with makeup, definitely adapt it to suit you. I thought I’d look horrific with that color on, until I tried it. So it’s just about experimenting.
It looks like you have gold on your eye lids….very pretty!
Yup! It’s a very yellowy-gold color, I’d say. Definitely looked nicer than I initially thought, to be honest!
I love that this is a one eyeshadow look! I don’t see many of those on blogs or social media anymore and it’s such a good reminder that you can create a beautiful look without a ton of product. That’s such a pretty yellow shade!
Thank you! I’m all about the one-shadow looks, especially if it’s a bright color like this. ❤️
Very pretty look ! Very soft and very wearable. Like that your freckles shine on through your foundation! 😬
Thank you so much! ❤️
I’m definitely into one shadow looks. Love this new yellow trend!
The Wellbeing Blogger says
So beautiful!! I love the yellow! It looks perfectly on you.
Thank you Vanessa! ❤️