Makeup Look: Metallic Grey Smokey Eyes With Orange Lips
For long time, I could not do any makeup look- reason being one after other issues kept popping up. When all things finally got set, I ended up doing a look that I had not thought of. Actually I wanted to do a metallic grey + pink eye makeup but when I started working with eye shadows this is what I finally came out with. 😉 That grey and pink eye shadow look is still pending, and I am hoping to create it by next weekend.
Things you need for this look:
For Base Makeup
1) Primer: Primer is required to increase makeup longevity. In case you need makeup for short duration than primer is not a mandatory step. Often, I skip applying primer just to lessen the number of makeup products. Anyway, for this look I am using MUA makeup primer.
2) Foundation: It is very important to start with a clean slate, and to do so all you need is a good coverage foundation. Here I have used Loreal true match foundation in sand shade for my fair to medium wheatish complexion.
3) Concealer: It’s all up to you to reposition this concealing step. Usually it is considered a part of the base makeup but preferred only after one is done with eye-makeup. The reason is that most of the eye shadows have falling tendency that make the under eye area messy. So if you apply concealer after your eye-makeup you would not only be concealing your dark circles and other stubborn spots but also cleaning up the shadow mess. I am using Clinique quick corrector concealer.
For Face and Eye Makeup
1) Black eye shadow: Using black eye shadow fill in the inverted V at outer corner. To counterbalance the shimmer effect of metallic grey I am using black shadow in matte.
2) Matte grey eye shadow: Once the outer V is done take the matte grey eye shadow on a flat brush and gently spread it on the rest of the eye lid including inner corner, go slightly above the crease line as well.
3) Metallic grey eye shadow: Now pat metallic grey eye shadow on the center eye lid. Using a blending brush or ring finger blend harsh edges to give them soften diffused look.
4) Brow and inner corner highlighter: Now use a highlighter to define your brow bone, and to highlight inner corner. I have used Ultraflesh Shinebox Highlight And Shimmer Collection.
5) Mascara: Curl up your lashes using a volume and length enhancing mascara. I am using Oriflame’s the ONE volume blast mascara.
6) Eye liner: Now, define your upper lash liner using a good eye liner. I have gone with sleek yet winged look but you can go bolder and thicker at the outer edge. I am using Maybelline lasting drama gel eyeliner.
7) Kohl: I am using Lotus natural black kohl to definer my lower lash line, followed by blending brush. I did not like to keep sharp lower lash line with these types of looks as they kind of disrupt the overall gradient effect.
8) Eyebrow groomer: Groom the brows with the help of eyebrow pencil, eye shadow or whatever you are comfortable with. For this look, I have used Lakme’s eyebrow pencil.
9) Blush: Make your cheeks blush :-). I have used MAC all good blush, you can use any similar shade.
10) Lipstick: Finally color up your lips, here is the tricky part. I wanted to have orange lips but neither too bright nor too dull so I first applied Revlon mulled wine shade then wiped it off using a tissue paper, and then reapplied Lakme absolute gloss in rust crust shade.
Day by day as I am learning makeup I am getting obsessed with it. Now, even in my dreams I see myself working with these makeup brushes ;-). When I was a kid I used to have these kinds of dreams (related to my day routine), the difference is at that time I was surrounded by books and now makeup tools. I think dreams just give a reflection of our inner feelings- the more contended you are the merrier you dream.
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