Now that I'm on my summer holiday from uni, I've been trying to be slightly more adventurous with my makeup. The other day I was inspired by Em Ford from My Pale Skin to do this smokey look incorporating purples into it. Since then I've been wearing this look pretty much everywhere, it's so simple and quick to do but looks really pretty. If you want to see the tutorial that inspired me to do this makeup look you can see it on Em's youtube channel here.
To start things off I got everywhere primed, including using the Urban Decay Primer Potion for my eyes and the Soap and Glory Make Yourself Youthful SPF 50, which I find not only protects your skin from the sun but also provides a smooth base for your foundation to sit on top of. As normal I started with my eyes, taking some of MAC's Omega Eyeshadow through the crease to allow for the other colours to blend easier. Then with a smaller brush I popped some of MAC's Satin Taupe eyeshadow in a v shape from the outer corner of my eye and slightly into the crease. Once I've got the intensity of the shadow that I wanted I took a fluffy brush and blended it out. MAC's Shroom Eyeshadow was applied with my finger in the inner to middle part of my lid, really adding a bright glowing look to the eyes. After a thin line of Collection's Extreme Felt Tip Liner I moved on to filling in my brows. For this I used the 2True Brow Pencil just to fill in the sparse areas. Then I went back to my eyes, applying some of the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara to pull the look together. The last couple of steps for my eyes involved cancelling out any redness in the waterline with the Rimmel Nude Eyeliner and taking some of the Satin Taupe eyeshadow and running this under the lower lashes for a bit more definition.
Applying the suncream first meant that it has time to settle nicely into the skin, and makes applying the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation a dream. I took about 1p size amount on my fingers and rubbed it into the skin. This foundation has a great satin finish that looks natural while managing to control those summer oils (sweat) that I get around this time of year. I pulled out my NARS Laguna Bronzer from the back of my makeup stash as I really don't get as much use out of it as I should. I used this as my contour, applying it in the hollows of my cheeks to fake that sculpted look. A tiny tiny amount of the Rimmel Stay Blushed Liquid Blush gives a gorgeous natural glow to the cheeks, and added to that some of the Stila Kitten Convertible Colour helps me to achieve that summer healthy look. Finally a bab of the stunning Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Nude means the look is complete.
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