Make-up tutorial | Full color eye make-up with the e.l.f. 100 Piece Eye Palette

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I’ve been asked several times if I wanted to do a tutorial on full color eye make-up. Why of course I do! Your wish is my command, girls, so today I am showing you three full color eye looks that I created with my new e.l.f. 100 Piece Eye Palette. Grab pen, paper and make-up brushes, and let’s get started!

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Step 1: choose your color palette

Full color make-up can mean a lot of things. It can be an eye look with literally every shade of the rainbow, but it can also be a slightly simpler version with just three or four colors. You can choose different colors (for example yellow, orange, pink and purple) or you can use different nuances of one and the same color (for example four shades of blue). Whatever colors you chose, it’s always best to go from light to dark, or from light to bright. That means that it’s best to use the lightest shade or color in the inner corner of the eye, and then work your way to the outer corner of the eye where you use the darkest or the brightest color.

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Step 2: Apply your base color

There are no rules when it comes to applying make-up, but I always use the lightest color from my color palette as a base color. That means that I apply that color on my whole lid. In the first look I created, a yellowish green was my lightest shade and therefore my base color, so start by applying that color on your whole eyelid.

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Step 3: Apply your middle color(s)

Depending on how many colors you are using in total, you will use one, two or more colors in the middle of your eyelid. I used four colors in total for all three looks, which means that I used two middle colors: bright green and blue. Apply your first middle color (bright green) somewhere halfway between the middle and the inner half of your eyelid. Just pack on the color using a firm bristled brush. Now fade out the edges and blend them with the yellowish green base color. Use a soft bristled brush for this and blend very carefully until there are no visible lines left anymore and the bright green blends in seamlessly with the yellow green. Do the same for your second middle color (blue): really pack on the color with a firm bristled brush, this time somewhere halfway between the middle and the outer half of your eyelid, and then use a softer brush to blend the edges and to make the blue blend in with the bright green.

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Step 4: Apply your darkest/brightest color

Apply the darkest or brightest color (in this case purple) in the outer corner of your eyelid. Use the same technique you used in step 3 and let the purple blend in nicely with the blue. Use a clean blending brush to fade out the outer edges of the purple and work your way to the sides and up a bit until no more hard lines are showing.

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Step 5: Soften your crease

Use a rounded crease brush to blend the color in your crease and to make everything blur into one blended whole. You can use the same brush to apply a bit of the darkest or brightest eyeshadow from your chosen color palette in your crease to add more depth to your eyes.

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Step 6: Don’t forget your lower lash line

On your lower lash line you can use either one of the colors that you used for your look, or all of them. In the first case just pick one of your colors you used (I went for blue) and go over your lower lash line with it using a slightly pointed precision brush. If you want to use all colors, then just follow the same principle as before and start with the lightest shade in the inner corner of your eye and gradually work your way to the outer corner of the eye where you use the darkest or brightest color.

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Finish off the look with a little eyeliner and a touch of mascara, and you’re done! All you have to do now is wait for the compliments. And trust me, with happy colorful eye look like this you’ll be getting plenty of them!

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The e.l.f. 100 Piece Eye Palette is available in the e.l.f. web shop and costs 12 euros.

What do you think of my full color eye looks? Do you like wearing colorful make-up?


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166 thoughts on “Make-up tutorial | Full color eye make-up with the e.l.f. 100 Piece Eye Palette

  1. I think I need to give my elf small palette another chance. I tried it once and initially thought it was hard to blend – but these colors are really clear. Thanks for sharing.

    • I didn’t have any problems with blending whatsoever. I did notice that not all shades were equally pigmented though. I wish that some of the shimmery shades would have had a better color intensity.

  2. Wow! So beautiful, all 3 looks look wonderful and you are adorable, I’m a bit jealous because you are so pretty ! :> Its nice to see all the steps you took! :)

    <3 <3

  3. Love wearing colorful make up too! You did an amazing job, have been very clear and complete! All the looks are fantastic, I should try them too! Kisses and happy Monday! xo

    • Thank you! Not all shades are equally pigmented, really. Most of the matte shades are fine, but some of the shimmery ones lack a bit of color intensity. Using a good primer underneath solves that problem though.

  4. The Palette is soooo beautiful *-*
    I like all the Eye Make-up Looks and I love to wear colorful Make-up but I am not so good to putting it on like you :)
    Your are such a Beauty and I like the step by step pictures.
    I like your Blog very much <3
    xoxo

  5. OMGOSH this is gorgeous. seriously fun i feel like i need a tropical beach vacation just to wear this look hahahaha! or maybe that’s an excuse hehehe :p

  6. Oh dear!!!! I was going to say that the first one was amazing, then I saw the second with some pink and thought “no, this one” and then I saw the third and wow, my favorite! But I guess I have to try all of them! Very beautiful eyes!

  7. wow that look is amazing as are the others! I have never found elf shadows to be all that good but hey maybe they are stepping up their game as this pallette looks amazing on you! thanks for sharing the looks and your review! would love to own this pallette myself now! also thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  8. Stunning! I love seeing colourful eye looks because most of the time everyone sticks to neutrals. What’s the pigmentation & quality like of the e.l.f shadows? I heard it wasn’t that great. I love the last look, the orange and rust colour suits your eyes well.

    • I noticed that not all shades in the palette have the same pigmentation. Some are way more intense than others. Especially the shimmery shades seem to lack some color intensity. But you can solve that problem by using a good primer underneath. All in all I think you get a lot for your money with this palette, and for a very budget-proof product you get very decent quality.

  9. Wow you’re so talented, all three of those makeup looks are stunning. I particularly love the last, I think it’d be gorgeous for summer.

    • I’ve noticed that not all shades have the same level of pigmentation. The matte shades tend to be more intense than the shimmery ones. So I definitely advise you to use a good primer underneath. I didn’t have any trouble with fall-out, and with a primer underneath the color lasts all day. I think that for what you pay (a mere 12 euros) you get very decent quality.

  10. WHOAAA OMG you’re GOOD, Melissa! If you give me a palette like this I’ll just be totally lost! You managed to come up with FABULOUS looks! Way cool!

  11. Eigenlijk wel super tof zo’n groot palette.. krijg er helaas nog wel zo’n kindergevoel bij haha! Mooie looks en foto’s heb je gemaakt :-)

  12. Found you through Notorious Beauty Blog, we were both nominated for a Shine On award by her, and as I was reading through the list of other nominees, I found you! You are beautiful and talented, I LOVE your blog! So glad I found you. I do a special feature on Tuesdays where I ask a blogger to recreate a specific look, and ask them to find a look for me to recreate as well, usually celebrity looks but can be any makeup look you see and think would work for me. Would you be interested in doing this with me? I’d love to have you!

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