There is nothing more versatile than a warmish smokey look to really warm up a look which can be glammed up or toned down to your preference. For this look I went glam to the max. Using the Urban Decay vice palette 3, this palette is so great for everything, and everyday, I feel as though this palette is all I reach for at the moment. Also I have used some plum-mish colours on the Lorac palette 1 for this look also creating the perfect transitional blend for this plummy smokey look.
A new make up hack I used for this look and I am unbelievably impressed and will definitely be carrying in my freelance kit from now on because the skin looked absolutely flawless was using the Nivea Post Shave Balm as a primer. Having brought for an impressive £3.52 for a bottle of 100ml this will last me much longer than the primers I currently use, and made my skin look radiant and appearing blemish free. My skin type is combination (mostly dry however) and I do suffer from eczema, this product was very gentle on my skin. As I am very careful with what I put on my skin to not irritate it.
Can we have a moment of silence on the lashes though? How insane are they? I brought this from Illamasqua on a whim. I do not usually go this dramatic on lashes despite being a make up glam addict who’s make up drama has no bounds.
The lashes are called ‘Lush’ and really complimented this Arabic liner smokey eye look. They were wispie and dense, just how I like my lashes; they do not look any different than mink lashes which are really popular. They are synthetic too which is perfect.
The details used for this particular look are as follows:
Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm
Foundation: L’Oreal True match Foundation
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in Nude
Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Plum Foolery
Powder: Laura Mercier Invisible Powder , and Banana from ABH Contour Palette on Under eye area
Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Creamy Beige and Corrector LA girl corrector concealer in Orange
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 3 & Lorac Lustre
Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills Havana
Highlighter: Mac Loose Powder in Golden (discontinued I believe) & Kiko Waterproof Eyeshadow in Gold
Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate & Chocolate
Mascara: Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray
Lipstick: Limecrime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Riot
Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetic’s Stripdown
Lashes: Illamasqua lashes in Lush