Hi guys! Have you ever had one of those days where you think you are going to do a particular look and while you're applying your makeup, you go off into a tangent? Well, that's what happened today with this look. I started my makeup thinking I was going to do a very simple natural look. Then, I just couldn't help myself and started just playing with my makeup. I have to say it was really enjoyable to play, create and just go with it. I really like this smoky look and it went well with my blouse. All in all, it was a good makeup day. This is what I did to pull it together.
I started the same way I always do, by filling in my brows with Merle Norman Eye Brow Powder Duet in Rich Brown. I followed by applying Philosophy Time In A Bottle to the entire face, except the eyes. Then, I applied Hampton Sun SPF 15 Super Hydrating Face Cream and Lancôme La Base Pro and allowed both time to set. I took MAC Blanc Type eye shadow (matte2) and applied it on the inner 1/2 of the eye lid. Next, I applied MAC Print eye shadow (satin) along the outer 1/2 of my lash line and going out and up towards the brow bone. I proceeded to flick the product towards the center of the eye lid. This is the base of the smoky look. I grabbed MAC Cork eye shadow (satin) and MAC Cross-Cultural eye shadow (matte). Using a fluffy blending brush, I picked up both on the same brush and applied that combination to the outer 1/2 of the eye lid on top of the Print and moving inward towards the center of the lid. Once I achieved the desired intensity, I took MAC Carbon eye shadow (matte) and deepened the area where I initially applied Print, flicking it inwards as before. I applied Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion to a smudger brush and applied that to the upper lash line. Once I smudged it out, I took the same pencil and applied it directly to the eye lid and the lower water line. Then, I took MAC Cross-Cultural eye shadow and MAC Embark eye shadow (matte), and smudged that on the lower lash line, one at a time. On both upper and lower lashes, I applied Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara.
Moving on to the rest of the face, I applied MAC Matchmaster Foundation in shade 3.0. I took MAC Pro Conceal And Correct Palette in Medium shade NC30 and applied that under my eyes. I set the cream products with MAC Pressed Blot Powder in Medium Dark. On the hollows of my cheeks, I applied NYX Tango With Bronzing Powder in Tribal Odysssey. I used NYX Mosaic Powder in Dare on my cheeks. Then, over that, I applied MAC Ripe For Love Powder Blush (satin) and really blended the two shades together. On my lips, I used MAC Cream O' Spice Cremestick Liner and MAC Spice Is Nice lipstick (cremesheen). Last, but not least, I applied Ardell Fashion Lashes #109 to my upper lash line to complete the look.