In case you don’t know me: Hi, my name is Adrianna and among a few things — I LOVE BEYONCÉ. The perfect skin, killer dance moves, oh, and that voice. I will never reach her level of perfection, but I came across the best eyeshadow palette to help me recreate her always on-point sultry eye makeup. This palette goes by the name of “The Vintage Vamp” and is by makeup genius Charlotte Tilbury. It turns eyes into hypnotic works of art and the different textures for each color are rich in pigment and luxe polymers for velvety application and lasting power. So, how to get this look you ask? Let me give you my take.
Prime. Nothing is worse than getting your karaoke on to the queen and having eye makeup be out of place in the slightest. I love Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($20). It’s a classic, I’ve used it for years and it works. (Disclaimer: I worked there back in the day.) If you are more low-maintenance than myself, dab concealer over your lids.
Layering. When trying to achieve levels of Beyoncé perfection, every step counts. Layering eyeshadow in the proper order to get the sultry, sexy look is going to make or break your look. Let’s get serious, people. The palette is conveniently labeled with steps one to four as “Prime, Enhance, Smoke and Pop” respectively and are in order clockwise from the top left.
- Start by applying Prime with a blender brush over the entire eyelid up to the brow bone.
- Flex your crease contouring skills and brush on Enhance across the eyelid crease and blend it out.
- Take makeup to the dark side by using Smoke from the outer corner of the eye upward and then into the lash line — think “cat eye” with this step.
- Finally, using your ring finger (it applies the least amount of pressure out of all of our fingers when pressed down), apply Pop to the center of the eyelid to take your sultry glam look to the next level and Beyoncé-like heights.
You are now #Flawless. Check out my finished look below!