How to soften your eye look for summer

Want to know the secret for a soft, sexy, summer eye look? Blush. Yep, the blush that you normally put on the apples of your cheeks also works wonders when used as a shadow, and it seriously couldn't be easier to get the look.

For this fresh, floral-inspired eye look, just follow these steps: 

Blush for eyeshadow 1

Step 1: Apply the pink blush from your Fold Out Face makeup palette along the crease of your eyelid, concentrating on the outer corners and beneath the eye as shown. (Don't have a Fold Out Face? You should get one! ;) But any pink blush will work.)

Blush for eyeshadow 2

Step 2: Apply the "Shine" eye shadow from your Fold Out Face, concentrating on the inner corner of your eye and down around your tear duct. 

Applying shine eyeshadow in inner corner of eye

Step 3: Apply the "Define" eye shadow from your Fold Out Face along your lash line, concentrating on the outer corner. 

Define eye shadow from the Fold Out face along lash line

Step 4: Add Mascara and you're done!

Bonus! For a super simple, sleek liner look like the one seen below on our awesome teammate, Tara...

Model wearing the completed makeup look after adding mascara

Step 1: Prime your eyes with a Perfector or the Base shadow in your Fold Out Face (a concealer or another light, natural shadow should work too.)

Step 2:  Use an angled shadow brush (like the opposite end of the Corner eye Brush pictured below) and dip into the peach blush in the Fold Out Face (note: you can use any blush you like, but the pigment in the blush from the Fold Out Face is perfect for these looks, as seen in these pictures). Starting in the inner corner, use gentle strokes outward along your lash line, extending just past the outer corner of your eye. 

The Corner Eye brush

Close up of the pink eyeshadow look on model

Step 3: With your eye open, dab blush along the outer corner of your lower lash, connecting to the top line. Extend slightly 1/4 way along your lower lash line. 

Front facing photo of the pink eyeshadow look from the Fold Out Face makeup palette

Finish with some mascara, and you you've got an easy fresh summer eye look, appropriate for any occasion.