You know me and my neutral makeup looks. Lately I've been craving some more smoky eyes. I did already wear a lot of bronze smoky, but I wanted to put to use my new Sleek i-Divine Ultra Matts V2 palette. So I created soft matte smoky eye look. It's more my kind of shape, because I like that darker on the outside and lighter on the inside look.
Firstly I used matte light brown shade all over the lid as the one transitioning shade to blend with all the others. Then I used matte dark brown shade in the outer V part of the eye. I then added some warmth with cranberry red shade in a flick shape, going thicker towards the outside. I blend in between all the steps.
Then I went back to dark brown and just built up the intensity. As the last eye shadow I added matte brown in an eyeliner form and blended it out.
I did the same on the bottom. Light brown shade as a base and then added dark brown in the outer third. I put cranberry shade all over the lower lid, but closer to the lash line.
Then I added black at the very outer corner closest to the lash line. Of course I added some thin eyeliner flick.
I finished with lots of mascara and I also decided to add matte white in the inner corner of the eye to make it pop more.
Some wouldn't even call that a smoky eye, but I think it is. It's very subtle and soft almost day time version and I like it. It gives some mystery to your eyes.
I used neutral lip liner and outlined my lips. I went a bit over the edge to highlight the edge. Then I added berry based brown lip liner on the edge of my lips and blended it inwards. At the end I added brownish pink lipstick all over the lips.
On my face I used medium coverage foundation and concealed with concealer. I powdered with high definition powder. The bronzer was used all over the outer edges of the face. I used champagne highlighter heavily on tops of the cheeks, all over down the nose, on cupids bow and a bit above the eyebrows. I mixed brown peach blush with peach red shade and used it very lightly. I also contoured a little with grey based brown under my cheekbones.
The final look. I love all matte look and I was never to keen on matte eye shadows before. But when you use them all together and mix the shades it looks really pretty. And matte is always a good look on my slightly droopy lids.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
Revlon Colorstay concealer
ELF High Definition Powder
Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculp & Contour Kit Ultra Fair - bronzer
Essence I Heart Nude eyeshadow in 05 My Favorite Tauping (contour)
The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer
Elf Blush palette in Light - Shade 2 + MAC Pinch Me blush
Avon Ideal Flawless primer
Avon true Colour eyeshadow in Mocha Latte - shade 2
Sleek i-Divine Ultra Matts V2 - Paper Bag (dark brown)
Sleek i-Divine Ultra Matts V2 - Maple (cranberry brown)
Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Eyeshadow Flawless - Night (black)
Sleek i-Divine Ultra Matts V2 - Pillow Talk (White)
L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim - Black
Maybelline Lash Sensation Lash Multiplying mascara - Black
Catrice Long Lasting lip liner - 160 Sweet Nothing
Essence Longlasting Lipliner - 05 Lovely Frappuccino
Essence lip liner - 11 In The Nude
MAC lipstick Patisserie