Today's look: deep brown eyes with a graded wash and a smudged plum lip. I had major bedhead, so I ran with it and just teased and frizzed my hair. I didn't go out like this; don't worry:)
Want to know what I used and how I created this look? Continue reading after the jump!
1) MAC Bare Study paint pot, 2) MAC Fix+, 3) MAC Coco pigment, 4) MAC Mulch eyeshadow, 5) MAC Vanilla pigment, 6) MAC Dipdown fluidline, 7) Prescriptives dark brown mascara
The first two brushes are for blending: I used the one on the left for blending the darker colors and the second one for blending the vanilla pigment (to avoid a muddied highlight). The next brush is perfect for the crease and just above. The last brush was used for the lid and lower lashline.
Step one: Using your finger or a brush, apply a base all over your lid, blending up to your brow bone. I used MAC Bare Study paint pot (product 1).
Step two: Spritz your eyeshadow brush (like the last brush in the second picture) with Fix+ (product 2) or water (spray, don't soak). Dip the brush into a shimmery taupe pigment such as MAC Coco (product 3) and use the back of your hand to make sure it's blended onto your brush. Wetting the brush will keep the pigment from going all over your face (since it's loose) and intensify the color.
Step three: Apply the dampened pigment all over your lid.
Step four: Using a dry brush (I used the brush second from the right), pick up a bit of the shimmery taupe (product 2) and tap off the excess. Apply this into your crease and just above. This will soften the edges of your first application, but still blend those edges up and out, using small circular motions (with a fluffy brush).
Step five: Using the same brush you already spritzed, apply dark brown eyeshadow (product 4) to the lower half of your top eyelid, concentrating the darkest color toward your lash line. Blend into the taupe with a fluffy brush (first brush pictured).
Step six: Using a clean fluffy brush, apply a shimmery light neutral (product 5) to your brown bone and near the tear duct. Blend.
Step seven: Line your upper and lower lashline, as well as your waterline, with dark brown liner (I used product 6 with a bent liner brush).
Step eight: go over your lower lashline with a dark brown eyeshadow and blend (product 4)
Step nine: Apply dark brown mascara (product 7)
Cheeks and lips:
Apply light pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Smudge a plum lipstick on your lips (use your fingers!)
The end result should be a dark brown eye that gradually gets lighter toward the brow and an imperfect plum lip. Any questions? Please feel free to ask!