After a week off from blogging, I'm back! Those that follow me on twitter will know that I have been taking a mini-break in order to settle into university and enjoy freshers week (which of course meant lots of experimenting with makeup and lots of potential blog posts!) Today I'm kicking off my return with a makeup look - a rather dramatic blue smokey eye look which I wore with a simple blue skater dress.
I began by drawing a line in the crease and outer corner of my eye with a black kohl pencil liner and blended it out with black eyeshadow to create a smokey effect, extending this far beyond the outer corners of my eyes so that the shadow lined up with my brows. I also smudged a small amount of the black eyeshadow underneath my lower lash line. I then blended some brown eyeshadow above the black eyeshadow in order for the colour to better fade into the skin, preventing harsh lines and further enhancing the smokey effect. I then packed Ink from the Sleek Matte V2 palette (a deep royal blue) over the entirety of my eyelid, and layered Unleash from the MUA Smokin Palette on top (a more pearlescent, shimmery eyeshadow).
I lined my upper and lower waterline with a black kohl liner and created a point in the inner corner of my eye which seemed necessary to finish the look, having extended the eyeshadow out so much on the outer corner. I used a makeup wipe to create a clean line where the eyeshadow finished underneath my eye, but this can be done with concealer if you prefer to apply foundation before eye makeup. I also rather hurriedly (and thus badly) applied false lashes but this look would look good with or without them.
As the eye makeup is rather heavy and bold, I balanced this out with a nude lip, simply opting for a clinique chubby stick in the shade 04 'Mega Melon'. For my face I used L'Oreal True Match Foundation in the shade Ivory and also lightly contoured my cheekbones with Bourjouis Chocolate Bronzer in the shade 51.
Barry M Black Kohl Liner
Sleek Matte V2 Palette
MUA Smokin Palette
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Clinique Chubby Stick (Shade: 04 Mega Melon)
L'Oreal True Match Foundation (Shade: Ivory)
L'Oreal True Mach Powder (Shade: Ivory)
Bourjouis Chocolate Bronzer (Shade: 52)
Do you like to wear dramatic eye looks?
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