Tuesday, July 29, 2014

EotD: Smokey Red

  *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.

Today I have a look which I'm dubbing a "smokey red" look. I used a blackened red/bronze eyeshadow from Darling Girl Cosmetics on the lid, and some matte eyeshadows of various shades to smoke out the color. Scroll down for pics and products!
 This is my totally unedited, half-finished face; the only area with makeup is around my right eye, everything else is totally bare lol. But I don't care, I'm just keepin' it real ;P
Products:
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper*
-Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencil in Almond Cream (all over lid as base)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue on lower lid
Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadows in:
-Sex on Fire on lid 
-Hidden Garden to blend out edges
-Adoration on browbone and tearduct as highlight
-Leviathan on waterline
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette eyeshadows in W.O.S (pale nude) to blend out edges of colors, Faint (medium brown) to define crease, and Naked2 (light beige taupe) to blend out crease shade
- Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako (white) to highlight cheekbone area
 -MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
-Milani pressed eyeshadow in Pitch Black (to smudge out lower lashline)
-Prestige 'My Blackest Lashes' mascara
-Urban Decay eyeshadows in Faint and Naked2, and theBalm eyeshadow in Presto on brow
-Wet N' Wild Coverall foundation and powder in lightest shades around eye

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I love the look of a sharply-lined Arabic-style eye, especially on the inner corner, but my eyes each have a different shape and the creasing is different; the right one is kind of hard to do this inner-corner eyeliner but I tried my best. Sadly I need a new black gel liner, this one is getting dried out and hard to work with but I think it turned out okay anyway. There are things I would have done differently but I won't pollute this post with my perfectionism, lol. I'll just be happy that I did makeup and took pictures, which is still difficult with fibromyalgia... I was sore for a while after but it was worth it.
It's hard to see Leviathan on the waterline in the pics but in person you could see the iridescence. I love Sex on Fire, it's such a gorgeous bronzey smokey red. Reminds me of Isis from BFTE, one of my old faves. It was also unexpectedly fun using Faint so heavily on my lid and crease; I normally shy away from layering on heavy dark matte colors but I'm just so in love with my Naked Basics, I can't live without it; the shadows are so buttery and pigmented and so easy to work with. Faint made such a lovely milk chocolate color on my skin. I must try this more often.. :)
Thanks for reading!♥



 *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 **Some or all images were lightly edited using Aperture and/or Photoshop; for details, please read the photo editing disclosure widget at the bottom of my right-side bar.

10 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the subtle hint of Leviathan on your waterline!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I thought it needed a little extra something hehe ;)

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  2. Nice ! I LOVE red smokey eyes. I haven't bought "Sex on Fire" because i thought : i already have so many reds . Now i've seen it in action , i want it LOL

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    1. Thanks :D Yeah I didn't bother to get it for a while either, but then I'm like "Why didn't I get this sooner??" haha

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  3. oh my goodness, a red smokey eye?!? Who would have thought that the combination would be so perfect!! Love it!

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