Following my review of the Zoeva Smokey palette and considering that half of the nation is loving the 'smokey eye' look now, I decided to share with you an evening/night out appropriate makeup which I have been enjoying wearing when I want to feel sultry and a bit of daring. Because I used mostly matte shades with only a pop of shimmer for this look, I found it quite wearable and while I wouldn't necessarily rock it during a normal day running errands I think it's great for any special occasion. Like with any dark smokey eyes look, the focus is on the eyes and the rest of my face I kept fairly nude, accentuating a bit stronger my brows and contouring my cheeks a bit more so they're not 'lost' with the whole look.
Primer - just used a bit of foundation and set it with a powder.
Eyeshadows - Zoeva Smokey palette.
Eye pencil - Lord & Berry Silk Kajal in Black.
Eye liner - Zoeva Cat Eye Pen in Black.
Mascara - Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes.
False Lashes - Red Cherry #213.
Brows - Rimmel Brow Pencil in Dark Brown and L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Medium/Dark.
Primer - L'Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur.
Foundation - Dior Star in the shade 020 Light Beige.
Concealer - Rimmel Wake Me Up in Light to conceal my under eye area and add highlight to the centre of my face.
Powder, bronzer - Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour palette (review), I used the two first lightest powders to set my concealer, the middle shade bronzer to contour my cheeks and the first bronzer shade to bronze my face.
Blush - Inglot #82, it's such a pretty dusty rose shade, perfect for just a flush of colour, the quality is great, it's not crazy pigmented that you're afraid of using it but can be easily buildable and it blends beautifully.
Highlighter - The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, I wanted an intense glowy look on my cheeks but without any glitter in sight and that's when Mary-Lou comes in handy. I also dusted it lightly along my nose, above my brows and cupid's bow.
Lipstick - Clinique Nude Pop, I can't get enough of this lipstick, such a comfortable formula to wear and the shade is my favourite pink nude.
And that's the finished look :)
As I mentioned already, I really like this look and have worn it a few times. I prefer to use the dark aubergine shade instead of black as it gives a bit subtler look to the eyes and pairs nicely with the dusty rose shade I used in the crease and to blend all the dark edges. Also the little pop of sparkling shade in the centre of the lid and the inner corner adds lightness to the look and more dimension.
As usual, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the look I created, is it something you'd wear? What kind of smokey eyes do you like?
Have a lovely weekend all!