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Soft Spring Shadows

Recently I started playing around with makeup a bit more than I have been in the past few weeks/months.  I’ve been pulling out some eyeshadow that I don’t usually wear and throwing it on for a Saturday brunch.  This renewed excitement came from realizing that I had so much makeup that I didn’t need. So I went through all the makeup I didn’t want and tossed it, gave it to my sister, or set it aside to sell.  Then I wanted to start using what I do have and started taking out some fun things to play with, especially matte shadows.

Spring Matte Shadows

Spring Matte Shadows - Mac Soft Brown

One eye look in particular came about one night when I was feeling extra fancy going out.  I wanted to try something super soft, matte, and rosy, so I immediately pulled out Mac Soft Brown.  If you are not familiar with this glorious shade, it’s a very cool toned brown shade that I like to think of as a pinky-nude.  My blogging pal Makena recommended it and I love it but I wasn’t using eyeshadow for so long that I almost forgot about this one.  Once I pulled it out and grabbed a big fluffy brush, I knew this shade would be a Spring staple.

Spring Matte Shadows - Too Faced Natural Eyes

I’ve always been one for the matte eye looks, they aren’t showy but have more of a natural and soft “pretty” look to them.  You can do either the most natural eye look possible, or you can make a sultry look if you’re feelin’ it.  If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I am all about Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette.  It’s been my go-to for about a year and a half and I love it to pieces.

Spring Matte Shadows - UD Perversion Mascara

I can always depend on Soft Brown for that super blended out soft crease in a shade that flatters my eye color so beautifully.  In the Natural Eyes Palette, Cashmere Bunny is my go-to for the most subtle way to deepen an eye look.  Nudie is the best shade to blend Cashmere Bunny and Soft Brown with because it’s so neutral.  To finish off, I throw Heaven in the center of my lids to create a “halo” effect while keeping it matte.  Throw on a coat or two of your blackest mascara and call it a day, it’s a foolproof method for a soft eye look.

Spring Matte Shadows

If I want to take this to the next level, I take a small pencil brush and put Soft Brown along my lower lashes and put Heaven in my inner corners.  If I want something a bit more intense, Sexpresso is the perfect dark brown shade to use as a liner.  Mattes are so easy to mix a ton together and it will rarely go wrong.  For this Spring, pull out some lighter matte shades and play around, you’ll definitely find something you love.

Spring Matte Shadows

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  • I think this is one of the best you, or anyone else for that matter, has done so far! I absolutely love the bright, creative, and pretty photos and all of the products you mentioned of course! I really appreiate the link to my blog and it is crazy to think we have both been loving the Natural Eyes Palette and Soft Brown for so long! I love that you explained how to achieve a specific look for Spring while also reviewing the products, and I cannot wait for more posts like this one! xoxo

    • Thank you so so much for this comment! This was one post I almost had to make my self photograph and write because I wanted to write something but I just felt really stuck. I’m really really happy you liked this post, especially since it came out of such a slump that I was in! Every time I pull out my Natural Eyes Palette I remember that I got it for my birthday in 2015 and time seems like it has flown like crazy since then! Thank you for the amazing feedback, it totally made my day! Much love xo