Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick - 230 Natural Buff
Revlon Photoready Conealer - Light/Medium
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Spot Eraser - Brightener
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Creamy Beige
Pixi Beauty Bronzer - Summertime
Maybelline Fit Me Blush - Deep Wine
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner - Enchantment
Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon - Shameless
Profusion Twinkle Twinkle Palette - Purples
Em by Michelle Phan Mascara - Black
This was actually a very quick look that I put together for a date with my husband. The Maybelline foundation is new for me, and I will be reviewing it this week. The Bronzer, lip crayon, and mascara are all from my November Ipsy Bag. I will review those as soon as I have used all the products. What I am excited to tell you about is my eye shadow palette. I found it at Walgreens for $1!! That's right, ONE DOLLAR!! Every year, you will find that many brands put out holiday gift collections and palettes. I have bought Profusion before. I actually found them 3 years ago. Ond of my first reviews was on a Profusion palette that was 99 cents. Now, I need to use this a few more times to give a thorough review, but the look came out well. I need to test out the longevity though.
So, I will give you a step by step of what I did to achieve this smokey eye look. First, you will need an eye lid primer. You could also use a dark base on the lid, such as a fat eye pencil, or dark color tattoo. If you use a pencil, apply it on the eyelid, and then smudge it out. You want the shadow to have something to stick to. The dark base will make the color a little darker.
The first shadow you want to apply is the darkest purple, the fourth color in the palette. I used a flat shadow brush to tap this onto my lid. Don't brush it across, because you could have a lot of fall out and you don't want the dark shadow to ruin the rest of your makeup.
Next, I used the lightest purple, second color in the palette, on my crease I blended this up to the brow bone. I used my E.L.F. blending brush for this. I really like that brush and use it daily! I focused on blending where the dark color and the crease color meets for a softer transition.
Then, I used the medium purple, third color in the palette on the very outer corner of the crease. I used a crease brush for this part. After applying, I went back to my E.L.F. blending brush to blend it a bit.
Lastly, I used the white under my brow bone and inner corner.
I did NOT use any eyeliner for this look. I did line my bottom lash though. I used a pencil brush and applied the darkest purple to the outer third of my bottom lash line. I used the medium purple in the middle of my bottom lash line, and the lightest purple in the inner third of my bottom lash line. This is a very simple look, and makes it more subtle for a day look. If it were evening, I would have used a dark purple pencil with a dark purple shadow smudged over it on the entire bottom lash line.
I used three or four coats of black mascara.
This is an easy, but more dramatic look. You don't have to use this same palette or these same colors. Use what you like, but make sure you have four shades, that range from dark to light. Just use the same technique. I hope this helps you achieve the smokey eye that so many of us love. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section, or message me on fb or twitter. I do my best to respond very quickly.
My outfit was simple, a pink gap long sleeve shirt and a gray sweater from express. I love turquoise, so I wore a ring from QVC, and a pendant that is from Michael's. I just put it on a silver chain that I already own.