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Elegant Red Lips With Shimmery Black Smokey Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Lillee Jean

*Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

*Too Faced Born This Way foundation, Porcelain

*Cover Fx Cream Foundation: N100 to contour and N0 to highlight

*Make Up Forever Pro>Bronze Fusion, 10M Natural Matte Honey

*Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Medium Tan (Nutmeg)

*NYX Cream Blush, Tickled

*Nars Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana + Nars Highlighting Blush, Miss Liberty

*Nars Audacious Lipstick, Audrey + Mac Viva Glam Lipglass, I + Dose of Colors, Coral Crush

*Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

*Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

Darker smokey eyes automatically register as a hotspot for cake face makeup to most beauties, and ironically enough that is NOT true! Although one might go full glam, there is a way to do things where the face isn’t crusted or in some cases melting off due to heat. Cake face is generally caused by a) applying too much product and b) applying the WRONG product, to help both of these causes you can simply wash your skin and research the products being blended onto your face! Most of the time us women and men FREAK OUT if there is a pimple not being covered, or a dry patch just not taming down, pleassssseeee do not have this incident today, go for higher quality fuller coverage products, and keep in mind foundation is the groundwork for the following products to come. Phew that was a mouthful! Tracing back our steps, prior to makeup application, I scrubbed on Perfectly Posh’s Pore-fect big face bar cleanser– a little goes a long way for this baby and it’s a vegan wash, even better! Once the ph-balanced bar cleanser was washed off with warm water, I applied an extremely light layer of my Fresh Seaberry Oil, focusing mostly on my problematic areas such as the bridge of my nose. Obviously speaking EVERYONE has their own routine, or own line of products they fancy, I just prefer telling you beauties the before since it’s more fluent and makes a HUGE impact on the outcome :)!

*Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, Caramel *Makeup Geek Immortal Gel Liner (primer, eyeliner)

*Morphe 35U Multi-Color Shimmer Eyeshadow Pallet: C3.R1 (lid), C4.R1 (center of lid, tear ducts), C1.R1 (lower lash line, outer V), C7.R5 (inner corners, lower lash)

*Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Pallet: Mousse (transitional shade), Licorice (inner V)

*Too Faced Better Than Sex

*KoKo Lashes, Marilyn

As you can tell from the products listed above, smokey eyes truly just require good blending brushes and at most 6 shades! To start the look up I gently filled my brows in using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Caramel, this is SUCH a breeze nowadays since all that needs to be done is a few upward strokes and spoolies. I then quickly smudged into pigment…haha get it? No? Okay. SMUDGED INTO PIGMENT, by taking Makeup Geek’s Immortal Gel Eyeliner across my entire lid area using a cleaned Mac 239 brush, the 239 picks up pigment extremely well so be sure to work in light layers this way you can blend the product evenly out! I highlight recommend sticking with gently patting motions as opposed to dragging the shade in sideward strokes, it’ll preserve the heavy black pigment better. Before adding any shimmers to the lid the crease is a very important factor the work in, put the areas below on hold and start bringing out the brushes! I chose to first go into the color Mousse provided by the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Pallet since it is fairly neutral in tone. I blended the color into my crease as a transitional shade with my Morphe E22 Pointed Blender, the fluffier bristles help not only drag the black liner upwards but to evenly disburse the two out into a beautiful grey color, try to stick with side to side motions cuties! Since I had the pallet out, I switched to a M433 Morphe Brush and picked up Licorice, a matte black. WORK IN TINY LAYERS WITH BLACK SHADOWS, trust me it’ll prevent fall out and will help your eye shadow be a million times smokier since more blending was done! I gently patted the color onto the outer third of my lid and followed through with smudging it into my crease using the natural creasing of my eye socket as a guide, I continued this smudging method until I received my desired pigment. From that point I began switching up my blending to tiny circular motions, this helped disburse the shade evenly into Mousse!