How To: Toasted Marshmallow Eyes

I love the tasty treats and traditions of autumn, like hot cocoa with marshmallows on a chilly night or s'mores by the fire. It probably doesn't help that I have a Marshmallow Fireside candle burning as I type this. Combined with that inspiration and the warm brown of the Naked Palette, I decided to create a basic, neutral, wearable eye look I call Toasted Marshmallow Eyes.

 Y O U ' L L  N E E D:

  • Naked Palette
  • Fluffy crease brush
  • Fluffy blending brush 
  • Flat shader brush
  • Pencil brush
  • eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss

(the shadows are labeled on where to place each shadow) 

M E T H O D:

Pat Naked all over lid with the flat brush. By patting the shadow, you won't have fall out all over your face. You can use your finger to pat on your lid. For the WNW palette, pat LID shade all over lid with flat brush.

Pat Buck into the outer corner of the eye with the flat shader brush. Using the fluffy brush, sweep Buck right above the crease. For WNW, sweep the CREASE shade into the crease with a fluffy brush.

Pat Hustle into the outer corner and then blend into the crease with the fluffy brush. For WNW, add a drop of water to your shadow to the CREASE shade to make the shadow darker/more pigmented. Pat into outer corner and blend into crease with fluffy brush.

Using the Pencil brush, sweep Virgin into the inner corners and under the brow to highlight and to give us the marshmallow color. Pat Virgin in the middle of the lid to open the eye. For WNW, take the LID shade and sweep it into the inner corners and under the brow for highlight. You can also pat the LID shade into the middle of the eyes to open up the eye.

Additional Steps:
  • Use the pencil brush and sweep Buck and then Hustle under the bottom lashes (WNW CREASE shade).
  • Line lashes, water and tightline with brown liner. 
  • Add mascara and finish with lip gloss. I used Revlon Lip Butters in Creme Brulee, but the lip gloss I received in my Ipsy bag would work too!
I hope you try this--it looks so much better in person!

PS: Not into makeup? That's ok! Check out my S'Mores Cupcakes recipe!

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  1. Have yet to try toasted marshmallow eyes - but when I do I shall follow this step by step guide;-)

  2. I love this color combination, just a touch of color.

  3. Beautiful makeup! I will be trying this today :)

    xo Rach

  4. You had me at the title! This is a very pretty look.


  5. Love this post! Love how it is inspired by a toasted marshmellow! Such a great idea! I love the Naked palette! Very pretty

    xo, Christina

  6. I love the warm brown shades - so perfect for fall.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  7. love the naked palette! nicely done!

    do you want to follow each other on bloglovin' and gfc? let me know.
    see you around! xx


  8. Another great tutorial, Elle:) Really love the eyeshadow palette!

  9. Ohhh, love it, so pretty! I may need to invest in one of the Naked pallets!

  10. Hi Elle, lovely inspiration and the end results are fantastic! Subtle but perfectly glamourous, I am trying this out tomorrow!

  11. Elle,
    I COMPLETELY understand about email/commenting so no worries!
    BTW great post, beautiful makeup tutorial!

  12. Thanks so much for commenting over on our blog! I absolutely love yours! :) Glad we are following each other! :) I thought I should clarify on my brush cleaner recipe that it in no way takes the place of a real washing but it is super helpful for switching colors on blush & eyeshadow brushes :)

  13. OMG! Absolutely gorgeous, Elle. I'm bookmarking this.

  14. Looks so good Elle! Now I want a S'more! HAHAHAHA

  15. What a creative idea, and I love how it turned out! I think I need that Naked palette.

  16. I love this look and how creative your inspiration was!

  17. I really need to get that Naked palette - stat!

  18. I like that you call it a toasted marshmallow eye...that's so creative. This puts me in the mood for a s'more and some hot chocolate, although it's not as cold outside as it should be just yet.

  19. I really like the make up but that S'Mores Cupcake receipt sounds like da bomb!

  20. wow I wrote receipt... I meant recipe. Please forgive me.

  21. absolutely loved the look ! gorgeous !
    following you <3

  22. I have that palette and will definitely try this look out - it's beautiful! Do more looks with this palette ;)

  23. Love wnw palettes!! Great look :)

  24. Love that you got inspiration from marshmallows! I especially like this look because it's so natural :)

  25. Hey love ! AMAZING blog so glad you stopped by mine and shared it! Love blogging and reading other blogs ...

    This is a great look hun I LOVE my naked palettes! The are awesome!

    Steps To Perfection...With Romanianbutterfly206

  26. Love the color palette! Those cupcakes look delicious. I only recently discovered that marshmallows could be used to top cupcakes... such a great idea!

  27. Gorgeous look!


  28. I love this color palette... Perfect for every day!

  29. You look gorgeous with this look on! I have the Naked Palette so I will have to try this out! What kind of candle is the Fireside Marshmallow, because I want to buy one!


    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

  30. awesome tutorial! Can't wait to pick up some more tips and tricks. Following you back :)

  31. thaks for yoru lovely comment on my blog, these are great tip! Happy to be your newest follower! xx

  32. Gorgeous! I love the Naked Palette, I've done a review of it on my blog here if you want to check it out! http://trappedinafashionparadise.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/urban-decay-naked-eyeshadow-palette.html xx

  33. Gorgeous loving your masrshallow eyes.

    <3 Marina

  34. Love it! This is one of my favorite scents and I think I would love a look based off it!

  35. I've never tried the Naked palettes, but I've obviously heard rave reviews! I actually found a cheap L.A. eyeshadow palette that creates a similar look. I love the warm browns and shimmer!

  36. Thank you for following my blog! Just read through your posts, I like your blog!
    You've got a new follower ;)


  37. My comment is somewhat different from the others. I love getting my look for less and you had mentioned using the Wet and Wild Walking on Eggshells, sadly you didn't include a tutorial with that product as well. I was a little confused by what you did say "Use same brushes, but use shadows wet and dry" Could you please explain that in more detail and what steps would you take using that palette to get the same look as the Naked Palette. Thank you for your inspiration!

  38. SCOTTIES--I incorrectly assumed the WNW shadows would be easy to figure out since they are labeled on where to put them. Regardless, I have updated this post. Thanks for pointing that out and let me know if further questions (if you ever stop by again!).


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