As much as I love black and grey (my winter outfits basically consist of black and it's variations), I find it quite difficult to wear straight black or stark grey in my makeup looks. They just look too harsh on me.
So I tried dark browns instead.
The filter effect on Instagram does many wondrous things.
This is a close up on my eye makeup (no filter).
It is a very simple look created with black kajal eyeliner and three different eyeshadow colors.
I used the Java, Barefoot Contessa and Wheat from stila Sunrise palette.
(I left Oasis out since it was a bit too warm for the colors I was going at.)
Here is the simple steps I went through for this look.
- Fill in my folds with black kajal eye liner (L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering eye liners in Black) concentrating on the outer corners
- Layer eyeshadow colors over starting from the darkest shade (Java on the outer corners, Barefoot Contessa in the middle and Wheat on the inner corners)
- Blend and add more colors where needed
- Apply eyeliner and mascara
- Fill in brows (I also used the Java shade for this)
Now I know that I should NOT open my eyes wide in order to show the eye makeup colors..
but I always end up looking sleepy rather than sexy. *sigh*
I wanted muted cheeks and lips for this look, so I used a tame English rose colored matte blush and super pale lip color.
jane blushing cheeks Blushing Petal is my favorite go-to color whenever I want to use some warmth on my cheeks but don't want to draw attention to them.
On my lips, I put on a concealer nude colored lipstick (that I am tempted to use as concealer for real since it completely washes me out -Revlon ColorBurst lipstick Soft Nude), then topped with a darker nude lipgloss (to look alive, at least).
Makeup products used for this look
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup Shell (003)
Borghese Mineral Veil powder Ivory Veil
Milani Liqui'Eye liner (upper waterlines)
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering eye liner Black
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick Soft Nude
Urban Decay Lip Junkie gloss Heavy
jane blushing cheeks Blushing Petal
L'Oreal False Faber Lashes wp mascara Black
And, please bear with me..
I've always wanted to do this pose.
"I secretly enjoy the polish smells..." pose
It came out awkward since I didn't want to touch my sticky lips..lol
I am wearing Spa Ritual Smart Cookies on my nails.
(Digging this sophisticated oxblood shade, btw)
And I just remembered..
I have another BN jane Blushing Petal blush, which would be my tiny giveaway for you.
(See the swatch HERE)
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This giveaway is internationally open until December 1, 2012.
The winner will be announced on December 2, 2012.
Thank you! :)