Last week, it rained practically every day, which was really depressing. I’m used to impromptu summer showers, but such bad whether at this time of the year we hadn’t seen in this neck of the wood in ages. As much as I missed the sun, it inspired me to do a dirty, brownish smokey look. Unfortunately, due to the crappy light, the crease didn’t turn out in the photos as evenly-blended as it was in real life, but I hope you will still enjoy the look. Here’s how to recreate it:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone
- Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero
- Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Mascara
- Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat in Beige Rosé
- Layla Correttore Anticernes in Stick
- Essence Silky Touch Blush in Secret It-Girl
- NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Iced Mocha
1. If your lids are oily like mine, start by applying an eyeshadow base to make sure your makeup will stay put throughout the day. Then, pat a warm, medium brown shade (I used the one in the Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone) on the lid.
2. Sweep a charcoal brown (I used the one in the Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone) on the crease and outer V and blend.
3. Darken the outer V and crease with a matte black shade (I used Noir in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Sleek Eyeshadow Palette). Be careful not to bring the black up too much, though. You want to create a gradient and intensify the outer V, not completely cover the charcoal brown shade you previously applied.
4. Sweep a pale, dirty gray-pewter shade (I used the one in the Wet N Wild Eyeashadow Palette in Comfort Zone) on the browbone. Blend.
5. With a pencil brush, apply the same charcoal brown shade you previously used on the lower lashline.
6. Line your upper lashline with a black pencil liner (I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Zero). You could also apply it on your waterline to make the look more intense if you like. I didn’t do this because I have small eyes and using black on the waterline would make them look even smaller.
7. Pat a cream shade (I used Bow in the Oh Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the inner corners of the eyes.
8. Apply mascara.
CHEEKS & LIPS
1. Even out your skintone with a lightweight foundation and dab on concealer where needed. I only used a little on my dark circles.
2. Sweep a peach blush (I used Essence Silky Touch Blush in Secret It-Girl) on your cheeks.
3. Apply a beige shade with pink undertones (I used NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Iced Mocha) on your lips.