Romantic eye-shadow tutorial: by Naomi Genota

Graphic by Barbara Rego

Graphic by Barbara Rego


Naomi is a structural engineer as well as a freelance makeup artist and social media content creator. In makeup artistry, she mainly picks up clients for special events and weddings, but is also experienced in theater makeup which is where it all started. She’s always been curious about makeup growing up since she got her very own “Barbie Lip Smacker” lip balm and the curiosity grew further when her mom told her she couldn't wear any makeup growing up. In college, she got involved in theater (acting and dancing and had to learn how to put on a full face of makeup for the shows, and that's when she fell in love and went “gaga” for collecting makeup. She mostly learned makeup on her own by practicing on her friends, her sister, her mom, and improved her craft from there. She also started posting her makeup hauls on Instagram and shared some tips and reviews here and there, and that's how she grew her following and started working with world-renowned brands like: Tarte, Charlotte Tilbury, Smashbox, Sephora, Urban Decay and more, eventually creating videos on YouTube mainly on beauty reviews and tutorials.


Here's a fun and easy romantic eye look that's totally wearable on a day out or you can amp up to go full-on glam for a night out! It has romantic pink and berry tones and you can use some staples that you probably already have in your arsenal.

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1. Prime your eyelids with your favorite eye primer or concealer. Here I'm using the Tarte Shape Tape concealer, which gives me a good even neutral base.

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2. For this eyeshadow look, I will be using a fan favorite, the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette, which is one of my all-time go-to palettes. With a flat eyeshadow brush, pat Golden Ochre and Tempera mixed all over the lid up to the brow bone. I really like this tip for 2 reasons: it provides a nice even base for the lids (especially if you use a clear eye primer), and it sets your primer to prevent patching during application.

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3. With a fluffy blending brush, pick up Buon Fresco and sweep it across your eye socket in windshield wiper motions. This will serve as your transition shade.

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4. Next, tap your blending brush onto Red Ochre and work it into your outer corner in circular motions, loosening the pressure as you blend it into the transition shade, creating a crescent moon shape. You can build up the color to your desired intensity.

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5. With a denser buffer brush, pick up Love Letter and dot this on the outer corner in a V shape. Like Red Ochre, you can build up the color to your desired intensity. Blend with a clean blending brush to avoid harsh lines between colors.

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6. Using a pencil brush, line your lower lash line with Red Ochre and Love Letter, stopping 2/3rds of the way in. Connect this line to the Love Letter on the outer corner.

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7. This is optional for those who like a little extra glam in your life. With the same buffer brush, dot Cyprus Umber just on the outermost corner of your eye for that extra smokey look. Make sure you blend to avoid the harsh lines between colors.

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8. Pop Vermeer on your movable lid and inner corner. Use a blending brush to buff out the edges. I love this trick with shimmery eyeshadows because the shadow just looks more intense on your lids!

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9. Add mascara and falsies if desired, and voila! You're ready for those strawberry fields and wineries in Malibu!

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Other details for the rest of my face:

Lashes: Koko Lashes in "Misha"
Contour: Fenty Match Stix in "Truffle"
Bronzer: Tarte "Princess Cut" bronzer from the Park Ave Princess Bronzer & Contour Palette
Blush: Urban Decay "Double Take" blush from the Backtalk palette
Highlight: Urban Decay "Party Foul" highlighter from the Backtalk palette
Lips: MAC "Boldly Bare" lip liner, Charlotte Tilbury "Pillow Talk" lipstick, Urban Decay "Fireball" Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss

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