Evening, hotties! Just when I thought I couldn’t get any lazier, I did. I had a major makeup revelation this week. A neutral shimmer shadow plus a lil’ bit of matte in the outer V led to my easiest day eye EVER. A whole new world of 10-minute looks has opened up before me, fo’ reals.
The combo I’ve worn for the past few days combines a champagne shimmer shade with a matte black. It feels breezy and work-friendly. To get the look I used makeup from Chanel, Dior, Laura Mercier and Lacome, as well as three just-released products from Clinique.
- Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in Midnight
- Defining Liner for Lips in Pomegranate
- Blushwear Cream Stick in Very Blush
All are fun and easy to use. I’ll post detailed reviews soon, but for now let’s just say *me likey*.
- MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer in NW 25
- A shimmery champagne eye shadow from Dior’s Iridescent Leather Palette
- Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in Midnight (a soft black matte)
- MAC Concrete eye shadow (a dark brown-black matte)
- Chanel Exceptionnel De Chanel Mascara in Smokey Noir
- Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
- Clinique Liner for Lips in Pomegranate (creamy matte berry)
- Clinique Glosswear lip gloss in Bamboo Pink (light pink with shimmer)
- Chanel Teint Innocence SPF 10 Foundation in 50 Natural
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
- Stila Sun Bronzing Powder in Shade 02
- Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Very Blush (violet)
Doing The Eyes
I like to prime my lids before applying eye shadow, so I started by dabbing MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer onto my lids with a concealer brush. Then, I swiped the shimmery champagne shadow from the Dior Iridescent Palette onto the entire lid with a flat eye shadow brush like the MAC 252 to create a neutral canvas upon which to work.
With a fine, pencil-tipped MAC 219 brush, I applied Clinique Midnight eye shadow on the outer third of the lid. In this step, I concentrated more color on the outer eye, which after blending helps with the smokey effect.
Next, I blended the outer edges with a fluffy MAC 217 brush to erase any harsh lines from the dark black shadow.
To add definition, I used Lancome Stylo Noir on the upper water line, and, with the same liner, placed a few evenly spaced dots along the lash line, smudging them together for a softer effect.
Here, I darkened my brows a bit with a MAC 266 brush and MAC Concrete shadow.
To finish the eyes and really open ’em up, I curled my lashes and added two coats of Chanel mascara for volume and length.
The Rest of the Look
A little concealer, foundation and translucent power helped to even out my skin tone. To add a bit more color to my face, I swiped Stila bronzer in my t-zone (down the nose and across the forehead). Then, with my fingers, I applied and blended Very Blush onto the apples of my cheeks.
To finish the look, I lined and filled in my lips with Pomegranate lip pencil topped with a layer of Bamboo Pink Gloss.
It’s almost Friday!
Well, it’s almost Friday. What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you have something fun lined up. I don’t think I’ve got anything exciting on my plate. Tabs heads to the vet on Saturday. I hope he gets a clean bill of health.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,