I'm not sure why but I've been playing with the shape of my eyeshadow lately and I'm really enjoying how it looks so far. Regardless of the eye shape I've been going for, there's a look that I've found myself gravitating towards quite a lot. I've been wanting to share the look with you for a few weeks now so, with the lighting perfect, I decided this weekend was the time to take the pics and make this look happen.
To see the look I created with these products, keep reading!
Like I do a lot of the time, I used Benefit's The POREFessional Pro Balm to smooth things out and prepare them for foundation. I've been playing with Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation (review coming on #FoundationFriday) so I used that as my base. I used the L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer in Classic Ivory for the first time under the eyes and on blemishes and, I've got to be honest, I loved it! Finally, I patted MAC's Blot Pressed Powder in Light all over the face to prevent the summer shine.
I wanted to go for a contoured look so, for once, I didn't warm up the face with a bronzer and I went straight into contouring. I used a newfound love of mine, the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium with the NARS ITA Brush to chisel out some serious cheekbones. I know this isn't a review post but, seriously, I highly recommend you check out that contour powder. I used Luminous Flush and Incandescent Electra from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette to give my cheeks a light wash of colour.
For my brows I used Poni Cosmetics' Brow Powder in Chestnut* to fill them in and then I ran the Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Dark through to add texture and dimension.
Like basically every look, I used MAC's Painterly Paint Pot (not shown above) to neutralise my lids and prime them for shadows. Next up I ran the By Terry Ombre Black Star in Misty Rock all over the lid and used my xoBeauty Angled Top Synthetic Eye Brush to buff it in, pulling it upwards on the outer corner to create that slightly winged shape. I also buffed it into the lower lash line. I'm using a lot of colours from the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette for this look, starting with Tease which I dusted through the crease. To add more definition and increase the intensity of the shape I used Kevyn Aucoin's Sculpting Powder in Medium again. To wing the shadow out, I worked into the crease and pulled upwards as I worked the outer corner. I also dusted Suspect all over the lid, Pistol on the outer corner (pulling up and intensifying the shape again) and Verve on the inner corner. To brighten up the look I used the MAC Chromographic Pencil in NW15/NC20 in my waterline and I applied a generous amount of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to add effect to the look.
I couldn't decide what lip colour to wear when I was taking the photos, as you may have seen from my muted out lips. After I took the photos I ended up throwing MAC's Pink Plaid Matte Lipstick on.
And that's the look! I've been making a conscious effort to try and be a bit more creative with my eye looks lately and I feel like I've done pretty well here. The look was dramatic enough to be a talking point, yet subtle enough to be appropriate for the daytime.
*This product was sent to me, however all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review