Photographed by: Union Photographers

In this week’s Tru-TorialTM session and am showing you how to create this pretty two-toned makeup design, just in time for Easter.  This look is definitely playful and fun, and can really make your eyes pop.  It’s a lovely way to inject color to your everyday beauty routine and get creative with color; especially if your looking to freshen things up for Spring!

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Before and After, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Spring, Pink Lip, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Before and After, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Spring, Pink Lip, Union Photographers

Before-and-After

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, Union Photographers

Step 1: Moisturizer, Primer and Foundation
Start by applying primer on clean and lightly moisturized skin.  I’m using Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Hydrating Primer ($43).  To even out the complexion, I applied Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #118 ($50), using a foundation brush.  Lightly contour the face with Bronzing Powder (MAC Bronzing Powder – $25) as this will give a healthy glow to the complexion.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

 Step 2: Eye Shadow Base

Using a large blending brush, apply a light lilac shadow on the entire eyelid and crease, as an all-over base color. I’m using MAC “Parfait Amour” ($19) with Mint Brush #22 ($15)

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Step 3: Eye Lid Definition
Blend long wear cream shadow on to the entire eyelid using your finger or a synthetic concealer brush. I selected Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Shadow #18 ($28). This product is waterproof and provides all-day, smudge-proof and crease-proof wear.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Step 4: Contour Outer Corner of the Eyes

For create definition in the crease, apply a vibrant shade of purple eye shadow, like this Dior “It-Purple”, to the outer corner of the eyes and blend inward only 3/4 of the way.

Tip:

* To enhance green eyes color, select shade of purple, plum or burgundy to compliment the color.

* For brown or hazel-brown eyes, try shades of blue and green to make your eyes stand out.

* To enhance blue eyes, opt for copper-brown, peachy-orange or golden hues to compliment the eyes.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

 Step 5: Apply color to lower lash line

Using an angled liner brush, apply a golden-green eye shadow to the lower lash line for contrast.  In this photo I’m using MAC “Lucky Green” ($19)

Tip:

* When selecting a different color for the lower lash like, I suggest looking at a color wheel and selecting a hue from the opposite side of the wheel to create a stronger contrast.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Step 6: Curl the lashes and apply mascara

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Laura Mercier, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Laura Mercier, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Step 7: Brighten under eyes with concealer

To brighten under the eyes and camouflage any imperfections, apply concealer using a small concealer brush like Mint Brush #12.  Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage #3 ($41), is one of my favorite concealers as it provides great full coverage and stays in place beautifully.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Step 8: Tight line the waterline
Apply forest-green eyeliner to the upper and lower waterline for depth and dimension.  Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes #20 ($23) is a fantastic waterproof eyeliner color for this particle look.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Step 9: Apply shimmer to inside corner
For added dimension and for a little sparkle, use a dome brush like Mint Brush #24, to apply Make Up For Ever Star Powder in #944 ($24) to the inner corner of the eye.  This iridescent white-mauve shimmer reflects light beautifully and creates a soft 3D effect on the eyelid.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Step 10: Apply Highlight
Starting from below the eye brow, dust on a satin or frosted highlight color (MAC “Jest”) to the brow bone and blend this color downward into the crease.

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Mint Brushes, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup tutorial, TruTorial, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Violet, Spring, Pink Lip, Union Photographers

Step 11: Completed look

To complete this look, lightly fill in the eye brows to frame the face, then dust the apples of the cheeks with Dior Rosy Glow Blush ($46).  On the lips, opt for a vibrant pink lipstick, in a cream formula, like MAC “Pink Nouveau” ($19) and lightly dab on Dior Lip Mazimiser in “Sheer Pink” ($37) to the middle of the mouth, for a soft sheen.

Tip:

* A simple and great way to enhance the eyes turn this into an evening, without adding makeup, simply add a few individual lashes to the bas of the lash line..

Katy Perry, 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Katy Perry, 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Celebrity Inspiration:

Katy Perry at 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

Happy Easter, Buona Pasqua, Sretan Uskrs, Everyone — Enjoy your weekend!

xo,