YouTube Video – Makeup Tutorial | My Go-To Eye Makeup Look

My Go-To Eye Makeup Look - Stila In The Light Palette

Today I’m coming at you with another makeup tutorial, as quite a few you you guys have asked me to do more of these.  This eye makeup look is my go-to look on those days when I need to get ready in a hurry and I don’t have time to think about what shades I want to use and which shades work well together.  This is my ‘comfort zone look’ because I know all the colours I use for this eye makeup look, work really well together.

This look is a neutral eyeshadow look with pops of gold on the inner half of the lid, and with a stunning coppery bronze shade fading out towards the outer lid area.

For this tutorial I’m only using 1 eyeshadow palette – the Stila In The Light palette.  BUT.  You don’t necessarily have to own this palette to recreate the look, if you have similar shades at home then you can most definitely use those shades.  I do describe the shades as I apply them, so you are covered if you feel you want to go to the shops to pick up a couple of eyeshadows.  I have had this palette from Stila for about 2 years now, and it is one of my most-reached-for palettes because it contains the perfect mix of both matte and shimmer shades (plus it also contains the cult favourite – Kitten).  You can buy the Stila In The Light palette on Spree, Kalahari, Rubybox, Zando, Woolworths and Truworths for R 435,00 (a bargain for 10 eyeshadows).

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the eye makeup look:

My Go-To Eye Makeup Look Pink Peonies Blog

My Go-To Eye Makeup Look Pink Peonies Blog

This video is best watched on YouTube (not within this blog post), as you really need to see what I’m doing close up.  So hover with your mouse over the section that says ‘Makeup Tutorial | My Go-To Eye Makeup Look’, click on it and it will open up on YouTube.

I mentioned in the ‘Show More’ section of my video that I would list all the products I used (face, eyes & lips) in this blog post, so here you go:


Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer

MAC Fast Response Eye Cream

Sorbet BB Cream – Light (applied with Beautyblender)

Bobbi Brown Corrector – Light to Medium Bisque (applied with fingers)

Revlon Age Defying Concealer – Light Medium (applied with fingers, blended with The Makeup Bullet)

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen – Light Boost (blended out with The Makeup Bullet)

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder – NC25 (applied with Real Techniques Powder Brush & Real Techniques Setting Brush for under eye area)

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder – Fair Matte (applied with Sigma Powder / Blush F10 Brush)

Clinique Cheek Pop – Peach Pop (applied with Sedona Lace 850 Brush)

MAC Brow Pencil – Lingering

L’Oréal Super Liner Brow Artist – Brunette


Stila In The Light Palette – shades used: Bare, Bliss, Bubbly, Sunset, Kitten, Sandstone)

Essence Stays No Matter What – Cute Copper

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Oscar Fish

Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Mascara – Black

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara – Black

Brushes  used:  MAC 224 Blending, Sigma Medium Angled Shading E70, CALA Shading 505, CALA Eyeshadow 506, Sigma Inner Corner Shader E46, Sigma Pencil E30


MAC Lipglass – Water Deities (from the limited edition Alluring Aquatic collection)

I hope you guys enjoyed the makeup tutorial video!  Please remember to give the video a thumbs up or comment and let me know whether you liked it, it’s just to give me feedback on whether I’m actually providing content that is both enjoyable to watch & helpful as well.  Also, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you would like to watch my videos as soon as they have been loaded onto YouTube.

Happy Weekend, everyone!  We’re going to a Gala Banquet (fancy schmancy!) this weekend to help raise funds for the WESSA Rhino Initiative.  What are your plans?



  1. Kaye-Leigh Killian
    17 October 2014 / 10:43

    Hi Luzanne,
    Could you do a make-up tutorial right from the beginning ie. fresh faced?
    I struggle with understanding what needs to be applied before what; and considering my daily make-up is mineral foundation and mascara alone, I need all the help I can get!

    • 18 October 2014 / 08:45

      Hey, Kaye-Leigh! 🙂 Sure, I’ll do something like that for you. I look like an absolute horror without my foundation & brows, but I will muster up the courage to do a tutorial like that. 🙂

  2. Candice
    17 October 2014 / 11:29

    Love the video, really in love with that Stila palette , need one

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • 18 October 2014 / 08:43

      It’s one of my favourite palettes, so versatile! 🙂

  3. Clara Dinkelmann
    17 October 2014 / 14:10

    Loved this vid! Now I need that palette in my life!

    xx Clara

    • 18 October 2014 / 08:43

      Thank you so much for watching, Clara. 🙂 xox

  4. Ronel Marais
    17 October 2014 / 14:52


  5. Talitha ❤
    17 October 2014 / 15:10

    Going to try this look on my eyes this weekend, I don’t own this palette but like you said I’ll use similar shades that I have at home. 🙂

    More makeup tutorials please! And a hair tutorial! 😀

    • 18 October 2014 / 08:42

      Great! Let me know how it works out for you! It’s a super simple tutorial, so I know you’ll recreate it without difficulty.

      Will definitely do more makeup and hair tutorials for you guys. 🙂

  6. Bianca
    17 October 2014 / 16:22

    You are the only SA blogger whose Youtube videos I watch! Well done!

    • 18 October 2014 / 08:41

      Aaaaah…thank you so much, Bianca, it means so much to me! 😀

  7. Nousheen
    17 October 2014 / 20:42

    Great makeup tutorial, Luzanne! Those gold and copper shades look beautiful on you! 🙂

    • 18 October 2014 / 08:41

      Thank you for watching, Nousheen. 🙂

  8. Ingrid
    17 October 2014 / 20:43

    That inner corner highlight!! Wow!

    • 18 October 2014 / 08:40

      Stila Kitten is gorgeous, isn’t it? 🙂

  9. Lulu
    18 October 2014 / 16:58

    Loved the video and your tutorial is really good. You really
    look gorgeous and I agree the inner corner highlight really lights up your face!

  10. Ursula
    19 October 2014 / 19:11

    We just had a very relaxing weekend…

    Hope you enjoyed that gala banquet for the Rhino Initiative, such a great cause! Saw last night you tweeted about Louise Carver performing, must have been so amazing. 🙂

  11. Carmen
    22 October 2014 / 13:28

    Beautiful, Flawless and oh so easy!!!!!

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