Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tutorial: Can I Steal that Moment?

Since a lot of you makeup junkies on Instagram have been asking me how I did this eyeshadow look I posted yesterday, I decided to post a pictorial on how I achieved this look! I hope you all enjoy!

Here's a step by step pictorial:

1. Prime your eyelids from the lid up to the brows. I use my NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.

2. With the Sigma E35 brush, or any tapered blending brush, use Lorac Pro Palette's "Mauve" e/s and place this following the natural shape of your crease with windshield wiper motion going back and forth until you get the desired intensity. If you don't have the Lorac Pro Palette, another one you could use is Urban Decay's Tease from the Naked 2 Palette or MAC Quarry e/s.

3. Using a damp Sigma F75 brush, or any synthetic shader/concealer brush, pat MAC's "Stolen Moment" extra dimension e/s all over the lid until opaque. You may also use MAC Satin Taupe e/s. If you don't know how to apply eyeshadows wet, just spritz some MAC Fix+ or Charged Water or water onto your brush, wipe off the excess and then dip your brush onto the product.

4. With a Sigma E25 brush, or a MAC 217 (blending brush), Use Lorac "Deep Purple" e/s on the crease area to blend out the edges and deepen the crease a little more. This will create a better transition to the "Mauve" e/s you placed in Step 2. You may also use Urban Decay's Hustle e/s from the Naked 1 Palette.

5. Using a Sigma E70 brush, or any angled fluffy brush, place Lorac "Cream" e/s on the browbone and blend downwards. You may also use MAC Blanc Type or Brule e/s

6. Flipping the same Sigma F75, dampen the brush one more time and pat MAC Divine Blue extra dimension e/s on the center of the lids. You may also use Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal or Edgy Emerald and pat this on the center lids with your fingers to get the same intensity (they're not quite the exact dupe, so it's your preference whether or not to use a more blue or more green alternative).

7. Place this Divine Blue e/s on the inner tear duct and on the inner lower lash line with the tip of the Sigma F75 brush.

8. With the Sigma E30 brush, or any pencil brush, drag the Stolen Moment e/s along your lower lash line to meet with the "Divine Blue" from Step 7. 

9. Line your waterline and tightline with a black pencil or gel liner (I used Giorgio Armani's smooth silk waterproof black eye liner).
Line your upper lash line with a liquid liner as desired (I used Dollywink liquid eyeliner and I like to wing my eyeliner)
Put mascara and lashes as desired (I used Lancome Hypnose Drama WP mascara and this Asian brand Jealousness JS-718 lashes)

and you're done!

I hope you all found this helpful! If you decide to recreate this look, please tag me (@naohms) or tag #naohms on your Instagram photos! I would love to see your take on my look! xoxo

Also, as you can all see, I used all Sigma brushes on this tutorial. If you would like to purchase Sigma, click here!


  1. I found your blog through your instagram and I'm so glad I did! I love it! :) -Amanda (

  2. looks good :)

  3. aw thank you!! im glad you like my blog!! <3