FOTD: Subtle Smoky Eyes with Steely Blues.

Whew!  I’m back with another FOTD.  I attended a friend’s wedding yesterday and this is the look I wore.  Thank goodness the hair was also cooperative.  Those are flat iron waves created by yours truly, thankyouverymuch! 😛  I haven’t used my MAC Smoke & Diamonds (LE) eyeshadow in any FOTDs so I thought I’d pull it out of hiding for this look.  I just kind of winged it, but I really like how it turned out. 🙂

Don’t let the finished face fool you; this look was actually quick and easy!

Swatches (from left): MAC Smoke & Diamonds (LE), Annabelle B-Ray (LE), MAC Carbon, MAC Soft Brown, MAC Arena

Get the Look

For the eyes, fill in any sparse areas on your brows (Benefit Medium Brow Zings).  After priming your eyes (Too Faced Shadow Insurance), apply a light shimmery peach (MAC Arena) on the inner corners and under the brows.  Then, take a shimmery grey taupe (MAC Smoke & Diamonds, LE) all over the lid.  Take a matte navy (Annabelle B-Ray, LE) to the outer crease and outer V with a crease brush, and go over it slightly with a matte black (MAC Carbon).  Lightly blend above the crease with a matte warm brown (MAC Soft Brown).  Smudge the matte navy to the outer two-thirds of the lower lash line.  Line the upper lash line (MAC Blacktrack Fluidline) with a slight wing.  Line the upper and lower waterlines with a pencil dipped in gel liner (Urban Decay Zero dipped in MAC Blacktrack) for maximum staying power.  Apply mascara (CoverGirl LashBlast waterproof) to both upper and lower lashes.

For the face and cheeks, start by priming with a mattifying primer (CoverFX ClearPrep FX).  Apply foundation (FACE atelier Foundation #6 Honey), concealer (theBalm TimeBalm Medium), and powder (Marcelle Translucent Medium).  Sculpt the cheeks, temples, and jawline with a dark matte brown powder (MAKE UP FOR EVER #17 Espresso).  Then, add a pop of matte peachy pink to the apples of your cheeks (Pink Beauty Object of Affection).

For the lips, get your favourite neutral pink lipstick (MAC Viva Glam V) and top it off with a golden pink gloss (Smashbox Candid).

More Pictures!

And here’s a shot of the freshly styled hair. 🙂

Hope you’re having a great weekend so far! 😀  What have you been up to recently?

  • Very nice and classy look! ^_^

  • Very pretty! Love that you paired the whole look with pearls 🙂

    • Thank you! It works quite well with pearls. Plus my dress is kinda revealing, so the pearls provided some extra coverage. 🙂

  • i love how subtle this look is, yet still a smokey . your dimples are to die for, btw !

    • Yay! That’s what I like about it too! 🙂

      Thanks! I like my dimples too. 😛

  • Such a pretty look! Hope you had fun at the wedding, and I am completely in love with your loose waves.

  • My favourite part of this is actually the golden shimmer on the lip! 🙂 so purrty

    • 🙂 Of course! This is my favourite lip combo. I might even be in a lip combo rut, but this is too pretty!

  • Fierce! Looks very sophisticated.

    I’ve been playing tour guide to family that is in town. They are here for 2 more weeks so I am trying to show them around as much as I can.

    • Oooh nice. What’s their favourite spot so far? I know I’ll have to come back to see other non-touristy spots, and more Kara’s cupcakes of course! 😉