Tutorial: Navy & Lighter Shades Look

Yay my very first tutorial!  I wore this look two days in a row, and figured that the second time, I’d turn it into a pictorial step-by-step. Well, it’s not a video, but maybe this’ll give you some idea of how this look is put together. Please let me know if this is helpful at all or give me some feedback as to how I can make it better, and I’ll try to do more if you’d like :-) Thanks for looking!




For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Bare Study PP (base), Bright Side (inner & middle lid), marbled side of Polar Opposite (outer lid & crease), navy blue side of Inter-View (outer crease), light pink side of Word-of-Mouth (highlight), Bobbi Brown Sapphire Shimmer Ink (upper & lower lashline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara.
  • Cheeks: Enough Said BPB
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Pur #132

Get step-by-step instructions with pictures along the way for how to get this look. 

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-32Start with your naked eye.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-31Apply UDPP Sin from lashline to brow.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-30Using the 242, apply Bare Study PP to the lid to just above the crease.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-29With the 217 brush, pick up a navy blue color (I used the marbled side of Polar Opposites MES) and starting from the outer crease, use a windshield wiper motion to bring color to the center crease. Keep going back and forth until blended.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-28This is what you should have.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-27This is another shot of what it should look like.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-26Next, using the 213 brush, pick up a neutral color (I used Bright Side MES) and apply it all over the central lid area, blending from the inner corner out. Use a tapping motion to blend more.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-25This is what you should have.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-24Here I used a Lorac brush (skinnier less dense version of the 213) to apply a highlight color (I used the light pink side of Word of Mouth MES). Sweep the color lightly under the brow bone and blend in the crease color.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-23Use the 226 to swirl in some dark navy blue or black (I used the navy side of Inter-view MES) and put it right in the outer corner of the crease. It only goes about 1/3 of the way in and should be slightly more defined.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-22This is where that dark color should stop.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-21And this is what you should have.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-20Using an angled liner brush, apply Bobbi Brown Sapphire Shimmer Ink to the upper lashline. I do it in small strokes, working from the middle first, then outer lid, then inner lid blended usually.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-19Line the lower lashline the same way stopping about 2/3 of the way in. Fill in your brows with your choice (I use Bare Escentuals Brunette color brow powder and a brow brush).

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-18This is what you should have.

navy-lighter-shades-tutorial-16Apply black mascara…and Voila!



9 Responses to “Tutorial: Navy & Lighter Shades Look”

  1. Suzanne Says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 5:44 AM

    This tutorial came out very nice. You make it look so easy!


    Heather Reply:

    Oh thanks! It was a pretty easy look :-)


  2. Anita Says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    I just love this look and the tutorial is great – really helpful! I have a question which is slightly o/t – How do you decide what makeup to take when you travel?


    Heather Reply:

    Aw thanks! I’m so happy you liked it Anita!

    Traveling: I recently went to Hawaii and basically my entire carry-on was full of my makeup minus the liquid stuff (which I checked). I put all of the lipglosses I could into a zipped baggie. I took several eyeshadow palettes with me (like 6 MAC ones I think). All of my blushes and brushes that I brought were packed into another makeup back that fit in my carry-on. And my lipsticks were in another makeup bag – I chose the ones that I can’t do without (which was quite a lot, but I was still picky). If I thought I might want to use it, then I brought it. But you know, I don’t really like to travel, and when I do, I certainly don’t travel light. :-)


  3. Megan Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 6:15 AM

    Yay!! That was great! I think I’m gonna try this look tonight.


    Heather Reply:

    Awesome! Glad it was helpful to someone!


  4. Chelsey Says:
    February 8th, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Ahhh I was hoping you had a tutorial like this somewhere on your lovely website, woohoo! Glad I found it lol gonna try and put it to use tomorrow.


    Heather Reply:

    Yay! I need to do more of these for sure!


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