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Everyday Winter Eyes {feat. Lorac Pro 2}

Although I received quite a few new eyeshadow palettes for Christmas (you can see my gift recap here), I’ll admit that I’ve been experimenting most with the LORAC Pro 2 palette. I was partially biased to it from the start given that it was a gift from Ryan and because the original Lorac Pro palette is my holy grail of all palettes and shadows that I own.

I have yet to dip a brush in every single shadow available in the palette, but there are a select few that I’ve used on repeat to create an everyday look suitable for the colder Midwest temperatures.

Not photographed: I primed my eyes with LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer.

1. With a large flat brush, swipe Buff all over the lid and up to the crease.

2. Using a fluffy dome-shaped brush, buff Lt. Brown into the crease.
Because I have slightly hooded eyelids, I also buff the shadow slightly
above my crease to create more of a shadow.

3. With a fluffy angled brush, sweep Rose onto the lid and inner corner for a pop of shimmer and highlight.

4. Pat Cool Gray into the outer corner of the eyelid with a
small, flat brush. Lightly blend into the crease and lash line for
subtle definition.

5. Taking a pencil brush, lightly
extend Cool Gray onto the lower lash line only to the outer part of the
pupil. Make sure the shadow is connected to the upper outer corner for a
seamless look.

6. Going back to Buff with the same large flat brush or a smaller
flat, stiff brush, lightly sweep the shadow on the brow bone as a

7. Give the lashes a good curl – I pump my curler 10 times at both the base and tips of my lashes.

8. Finish the look with a thick coat of your favorite black mascara.

You’re left with a subtle daytime look with an appropriate amount of definition and drama. This has been my go-to look for a few weeks now, and it goes with nearly any outfit.

This look also easily transitions from day to night – simply add more Cool Gray to the outer corner for a darker, smokey effect and black liquid liner to the top lash line.

I’d love to see all of you recreate this look! If you try out this specific eye shadow combination or one inspired by the tutorial, be sure to tag me on Instagram @msinthemidwest and use #mitmbeauty.

Do you have the Lorac Pro 2 palette? What is your favorite shadow combination from the palette?