It has been waaaay too long since I’ve done one of these! No excuses, but I’ve been super busy for the past of couple weeks. But – have no fear – I am back! Not that any of you probably actually missed me, but still… Anyway, like most of my makeup looks, I came up with this one while sitting at home watching endless episodes of Mad Men. Do any of you lose track of the days because of your obsession with Netflix?! I know I do, for all I know it’s really 2016 and there are flying cars outside my window.
I really wanted to play around with something I haven’t used before, so I picked up my Stila Magnificent Metals eyeshadow in “Metallic Lilac” . Now, I’ve tried these eyeshadows/pigments before and I really am not that incredibly impressed. Yes, they are gorgeous looking and give a great metallic sheen to the eye, but they slide around way too much for my liking. Either way, this is something a little different.
- Becca Shimming Skin Perfector in Moonstone
- MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC20
- Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 40 Beige ( since I’m self tanning right now I had to mix foundation shades)
- MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC15
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
- Urban Decay De-Slick Powder
- Benefit Blush in Dandelion
- First, I primed my eyes with MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and set it with a flesh colored shadow.
- Next, I took the shade Mauve from the Lorac Pro Palette and dusted it lightly into the crease as the transition shade.
- I took the Stila Metallic Lilac and put it all over my lid using my finger. With the texture of the eyeshadow, I think you get the most color payoff when using your finger. I set that in place with another Stila eyeshadow in the shade Impulse.
- To deepen up the crease, I took Smashbox Parfait shadow and placed it in the crease, focusing on the outer half of the eye. Make sure to blend this with the Lilac shade to avoid any harsh lines down the center of your eye.
- To highlight the brow bone and inner corner, I used MAC Shroom eyeshadow. *I also used this to highlight my cheekbones and ball of my nose – it’s one of my favorites
- To finish off the eyes, I used Benefit Magic Ink Liquid Liner to do a cat eye and Rimmel Lash Accelerator on the top and bottom lashes
Here is the finished look! It’s really quite simple but gives the eyes a lot of dimension. The shimmer is really fun for spring! I’m getting over the dark lips and heavy browns of fall/winter and really embracing lighter, more dewy finishes! I’m so so excited for all the new trends to come out so keep a look out for any upcoming spring looks! If you have any suggestions, let me know, I’d love to hear them! Have a great day! xoxo