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Blend till you can’t blend no more!
Like the Benefit look from a few days ago, this look involves just four steps, but it can still take a while to complete, thanks to the amount of blending required. Seamlessly transitioning the black matte into the bronze cream shadow isn’t something I’d try if I only had a couple minutes to get ready, so if you’re gonna give this one a try, consider budgeting a few extra minutes to blend.
I had to restart this look twice, wiping everything off each time, and had to remind myself not to get frustrated. If you end up with black eyeshadow all over your face, no worries! Wipe it off and start over again. That’s the beauty of makeup, right? You can always start with a clean slate.
Illamasqua 4-Step Eye Makeup Look
- I start the look with Liquid Metal in Enrapture applied over my entire eyelid and along the lower lash line with a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush. I take care to concentrate most of the color on the lid, gradually decreasing the saturation of color as it moves toward the brow bone.
- Next, I use a MAC 217 Blending Brush to apply a light layer of Lestat into the crease, diffusing the edges and blending into the the bronze shadow.
- For a smokey effect, I pat several layers of Lestat onto the outer half of the eye, concentrating most of the color in the outer corner (the side closest to my ear), and blend away any harsh lines with my trusty MAC 217 brush.
- To finish the eye portion of the look, I load a MAC 219 Pencil Brush with Lestat, smudge it along the outer half of my lower lash line, and use my MAC 217 to gently diffuse the edge.
Illamasqua Sirens for Lips and Cheeks
For the rest of my makeup, I went with a hot pink and gold lip with shimmery golden peach cheeks. Illamasqua’s new Sirens collection helped.
That’s the light peachy gold shade from the Bronzing Duo in Glint & Burnish on the apples of my cheeks and the shimmery golden brown from the Bronzing Duo across my forehead, down my nose and along my jaw line.
On my lips, I applied a thin layer of Lipstick in Resist (a creamy hot pink) directly from the tube, and to add a little extra dimension and shimmer, I used a finger to apply a pop of Liquid Metal in Enrapture directly in the center of both my top and bottom lips.
You might not always be in the mood for bright pink lips, right? If you’d prefer something more subdued, try a shimmery golden nude like Sonia Kashuk’s Ultra Shine Sheer Lip Gloss in Whisper.
Have a good one today.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,