How was your holiday? Did you get anything exciting? What kind of awesome beauty products did you get – I want to hear all about it! I didn’t get makeup this year, but my daughter got her complete set, along with a bag, a train case, and a set of brushes. She’s converted her desk into a vanity – I can’t say that I didn’t do the same thing at her age.

This is the last in the Neutrogena series. If you missed the first one, it was a great smoky eye, and the second was a romantic eye, perfect for that night out. This look would be what I’d consider a day look. A light and natural eye makeup look, it doesn’t take much to apply either.

  • I started with Stay-Put Plum Crease-Proof Eyeshadow on the lid. I didn’t work it up to the brow, as it’s a little too dark for that.
  • Next, I applied the third darkest shade from the Longwear Eyeshadow in Cocoa Mauve quad to the entire lid, using a big shader brush.
  • The darkest shade in the quad went into a crescent moon-shape on the outer part of the eye and along the lash line as a liner. These shadows do great as liners if you use a damp angled brush. They give a long lasting matte look.
  • Blend, blend, blend. Then retouch.
  • The lightest shade went right up at the top of my brow bone, into the eyebrow. Using a blending brush, I worked on the line of demarcation so that it had a seamless look to it.
  • You can make the look very sharp if you take your liner shadow up in about a 45 degree angle towards your temple, then make a point instead of a crescent. Very 80’s.
  • Lashes were coated with about three layers of the Healthy Volume Mascara in black. I LOVE this formula – it is so buildable and doesn’t freak out and clump. That is the worst.

These quads are really excellent. They are super blendable, neutral, easy to find and inexpensive. The neutrals with just a shade of color really remind me of what we had going on in the 90’s, which was a natural eye makeup look and dark berry lips. It’s amazing how things just keep coming around again.

Give them a look – I think you’ll be surprised at the level of quality you’ll find with Neutrogena’s cosmetic line. It’s right up there with their skin line, I think.

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