I have to apologize in advance for the crummy pictures. I was sick all of yesterday and ended up doing my makeup / taking these pictures extremely late at night. Plus, I have been entertaining these beauties:
My little sister, Tessa, and her friend Ally:) Since Cheech (that's Tessa's nickname) is visiting, I let her pick out my makeup look. She chose smokey eyes with turquoise lids.
I didn't have time to do a step by step thingamajig, so I made my first face chart, ever. It's a little messy but practice will make perfect:)
The products I used. Not pictured, oops: MAC Peacocked Softsparkle Eye Pencil.
For this look, I decided to go with a neutral lip, to balance out the dramatic eyes.
- MAC paint pot in bare study, all over lids and blended up to brow (use fingers)
- MAC Aquadisiac eyeshadow (top left in quad) all over lids and inner corners (pack it on lid, instead of swiping side to side. Use any dense eyeshadow brush - I used the bottom one in the pic)
- MAC Waternymph eyeshadow (in the teal eyeshadow pot) blended in and above crease and outer lid (blend with a fluffy brush like the one second from bottom)
- MAC Carbon eyeshadow (bottom right in quad) blended in outer crease and outer lid
- MAC Vanilla pigment (loose, in sample size jar) near tear ducts and on brow bone.
- MAC blacktrack fluidline on top lash line and lower waterline (using Sonia Kashuk bent angled brush)
- MAC peacocked softsparkle eye pencil below eye
- Benefit Bad Gal Lash
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Refined on cheeks
- Julie Hewett lipstick in Biba
As far as product alternatives go, similar eyeshadows can be found in a variety of brands. I don't know exact matches, but you will need an aqua-ish color, a darker teal color and a black shadow. For highlight, I used Vanilla pigment, which is a subtle ivory shimmer. I don't have a ton of experience with L'oreal HIP, but I have heard their pigments and shadows are comparable. I *love* Milani eyeshadows, which are really cheap and can be found at drugstores, Target, etc. I think they might even have a glittery teal pencil (or try Prestige), like the MAC softsparkle pencil I used. The fluidline can be swapped for any eyeliner, but I fully recommend trying the fluidline.
For the lips and cheeks, any neutral lipstick and blush will do. As stated in previous Makeup Mondays, I recommend checking out Sonia Kashuk and E.L.F for affordable brushes. The Sonia Kashuk ones are some of my favorites!
Sorry for the rushed Makeup Monday, but we have some sightseeing to do:)