I’m hesitant to call this one a Summer Smoky Eye, just because it looks quite dark and dramatic to me. But it was fun to do, especially adding the last bit of glitter to the eyes.
Swatches (from left): Urban Decay Freakshow, Annabelle Violet Vibe (pigment), MAC Coquette, MAC Carbon, Sassy Minerals Off Kilter (pigment)
Get the Look
For the eyes, apply a mid-tone blue violet (Annabelle Violet Vibe Pigment) with a wet flat synthetic brush, all over the middle of the lids. Using a pointed crease brush, apply a rich dark purple (Urban Decay Freakshow Deluxe Eyeshadow) to the inner and outer corners of the lid, and the crease, creating a pointed shape on the outer corner. Blend out the crease colour with a matte taupe (MAC Coquette Eyeshadow). Deepen the corners with a matte black (MAC Carbon Eyeshadow). Duplicate the purples on the lid to the lower lash line (dark, mid tone, dark). Line the upper lash line with a black liner (MAC Blacktrack Fluidline), creating a double-wing. Line the lower waterline, then add mascara to both upper and lower lashes (Maybelline Full ‘n Soft). Last but not least, add the glittarz to that lid.
For the cheeks, first warm up the face with your favourite bronzer (Annabelle Haute Gold Bronzer). Then, apply a coral on the apples of the cheeks, nose, and chin (MAC Hipness Blush).
For the lips, apply a coral-y peach lipstick (MAC Fresh Salmon). Top off with a shimmery golden pink gloss (Smashbox Candid Sheer Color Lipgloss).
My “Don’t-Mess-with-Me” face
My “friendly blogger” face
Bonus Not So Glamourous, No-Makeup Face…
… because we all could use a good laugh sometimes. Oh what a difference makeup makes!
In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have made a face. LOL.
Oh and hey, I did my hair for this FOTD. Extra effort points for me.
Stop Saying You’re Ugly Without Makeup!
I was on the subway on my way to work the other day and can’t help but overhear some lady say “I look so bad without mascara.” Which led me to think, what makeup item could I not go without? I probably could use some under eye concealer in the picture above, but it’s no biggie. I think it should be totally okay to post a no-makeup face on the Internet. Some girls would just shudder at the thought. What do you think?