Sultry Slate Grey With A Pop of Glitter Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
Wow, it’s November already! For some reason the mid-Autumn month has always reminded me of slate grey’s paired with fluffy light pink hues. Weird as it might sound, since the majority of beauty’s associate this holiday time of year with charming browns, and deep golds, those colors just never quite “did it” for me, when it comes to getting into that holiday spirit! Fear not, however you love bunnies know I trudge through each spectrum on a rotated basis, so do expect a new series debuting next week correlating to Thanksgiving, and the holidays in general. Hope you cuties enjoy today’s tutorial, and most of all, hopefully all of you had a splendid Halloween last night :)!
Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em’ clearly!
Time to complete this tutorial: 20 Minutes (professionals/myself)
26 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)
Marc Jacobs Beauty – Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Stick Foundation, Ivory
Laura Mercier – Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact, Highlight 1
L’Oreal Paris – Collection Privée The Perfect Nudes, Doutzen Nude
One thing I forgot to mention to you guys above is this look actually is simple to complete, and encompasses less than 12 products, with a main emphasis on the eye makeup tools! With that being said, getting to the actual makeup, my skin has been on a good strike for quite a few weeks now, so I’d hate to ruin that with heavy cosmetics piled on top! Rather blush, setting powder, and all the above I kept things to t with only primer, foundation, glow powder, and a new L’Oreal lipstick to boot. Yes, to some who enjoy a full glammed out face this could be scary, but hear me out! To begin, I pressed out a pump of my Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Face Primer onto the back of my hand, then with a cleaned ring finger gently dipped into the creamy product, and transferred it in tiny placement dots onto the main 4 (four) planes of my face. From those placement dots, I carefully began massaging the primer in with firm circular blends extending out towards my hairline, and inwards to the center of my face! This primer normally takes around 1-2 (one to two) minutes drying time, which is a godsend since some bases take close to a half an hour sinking time. Once I had a supple base, I smudged on my Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in the shade Ivory onto those exact main planes, then with my freshly cleaned Morphe M439 Brush, I softly buffed the product in with a series of small stippling motions, and firm, yet wide circular blends. The little scab on my forehead still happens to be plaguing me, so I build up coverage on that spot by working in thin layers! Oddly, the product build up didn’t cause a sense of cakiness, it simply smoothed out the dry skin scab about to peel off. For a fresh faced glow, I brushed on my Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 1 onto the tops of my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose with a Mac 159! Normally I would add a blush by this point, but I felt the look concept was sultry, thus a bright pink or darkroom plum would take away from that effect. To finish off the face makeup I applied Doutzen Nude Lipstick by L’Oreal Paris onto my lips, and moved straight along to the eye makeup! Setting powder, and setting spray is completely optional, I really wanted my true skin to shine through today, without a heaviness.
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Dipbrow Pomade, Auburn
L’Oreal Paris – Matte & Shimmery Gel Eyeshadow, Meet Me In Paris (lids, crease)
Makeup Geek Cosmetics – Eyeshadow Pan, Corrupt (inner v, lower lash line)
Mac Cosmetics – Eye Shadow(s): Forgery (tear ducts); Pink Venus (inner corners)
Revlon – PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash, Black Brilliance
Revlon – ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner, Black Out
L’Oreal Paris – Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara
KoKo Lashes – Bella