So here I am again with a full face look. I like using a cream eyeshadow and then top it off with a similar coloured powder eyeshadow. This helps hold the shadow longer, stop creasing, and intensify the colour. I like using medium grays and one darker gray as an accent. Also, feel free to substitute the products I'm using with similar shades from other brands. The blush I used in this look was a limited release for a collection that came out last year. If you're looking for it, you can still find it on ebay and at outlets (at a much nicer price too).
- Besame translucent powder
- Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Galaxy
- Tarte The Real McCoy eyeshadow
- MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow
- Hard Candy Buttered Popcorn powder eyeshadow. Again, the crappiest brow highlight out there, but I was too lazy to dig into my stash for another shade.
- Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink gel liner. For this look, I think a simple pencil liner would actually be the easiest option. I used a gel liner because... well, I'm a predictable creature who clings to her habits.
- Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara
- Bobbi Brown Pink Rose
- Bare Escentuals Wearable Rose lip liner
- Bare Escentuals Wearable Rose lip gloss
- MAC 129 brush to apply the translucent powder
- MAC 242 brush to pat on the cream shadow
- MAC 239 brush to apply the powder eyeshadow
- MAC 222 brush to apply the crease colour
- MAC 219 brush to line my lower lid with the crease colour and to smudge the gel liner
- Windsor and Newton angeled brush for applying the gel liner
- Bobbi Brown Face Blender brush to apply the blush
I didn't use any tinted moisturizer, complexion enhancer, foundation etc. for this look. However, if you want to use something to even out your skintone, I'd recommend a light tinted moisturizer. Keep the skin looking as natural as possible. Then apply translucent powder to set your make-up.
With the 242 brush, pat on the Bobbi Brown Galaxy cream shadow on the lid.
Apply Tarte's The Real McCoy on top of the Galaxy cream shadow with the 239 brush.
Define the crease by applying the MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow in the crease with the 222 brush. Blend out the crease colour with the same brush.
Line your lower lash line with Knight Divine using the 219 brush. Keep it as close to the lash line as possible. You don't want to make the line too thick or it will look too raccoon-eyed otherwise.
Apply the Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink gel liner with the angeled liner brush. On the top lid, make the line of medium thickness and on the lower lid make the liner very thin. You can line your lower waterline if you feel comfortable doing so.
Make sure the 219 brush is clean and blend out the liner on the top and bottom lid until you have a smoky result. If you want a little extra definition, you can line your top lash line as close to the lash line as possible (make sure the liner is not too obvious since you want it to look soft and smoky).
Blend the brow highlight on the brow bone and into the crease with the 239 brush.
Curl your lashes if you need and generously coat your upper and lower lashes with the Cover Girl Last Blast mascara.
Smile and apply the Bobbi Brown Pink Rose blush with the Face Blender brush on the apple of the cheek. Blend out towards the temple. Since the eyes are fairly dark, you want to make the blush subtle so be sure to use a light hand.
Line your lips with the Bare Escentuals Wearable Rose lip liner.
Finish the look by applying the Bare Escentuals Wearable Rose lip gloss.