The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette (review) has become one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes, I've been using it every day for almost two weeks and I can't get enough of it. I love the shades selection and their quality and have created many looks using the palette.
Today I want to share with you an evening makeup look in which I incorporated the shade Earl Grey which is a beautiful and quite unique blackened teal, one of those shades that look very pretty when swatched and then we are not quite sure what to do with it.
So let's get started :)
Primer - Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot primer (not pictured), this primer is seriously one of the best, if not THE best, I've ever used and I keep using it every time I do my makeup, it feels almost hydrating but it's fantastic at keeping my oils at bay, it doesn't have that slippery silicon-y feel to it while being able to smoothes out the skin. And it's only £10!
Foundation - Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in the shade 4, after trying a sample of this foundation and falling in love with it I decided to buy the full size and then something magical happened and I don't love it anymore, lol! I'm still testing it with different primers and different methods of applying it but long story short, there's nothing magical about it and I find it difficult to blend it in to my skin.
Concealer - the Pixi corrector and the Bourjois Radiance Reveal in shade Light is my favourite combination for hiding my under eye circles and highlighting the centre of my face.
Powder - RCMA No Colour Powder, after YouTube beauty gurus Kathleen Lights and Wayne Goss talked about this hidden gem of powders all the beauty world got crazy for it and you can see everyone using it now. So of course I have to see what's the hype about it and finally I managed to get my hands on the smaller tube which has been out of stock for ages (I bought it from Love Makeup). And I have to say that it really is an amazing powder to set your concealer and foundation with. It never looks cakey, it doesn't alter the colour of my base in any way, sets my makeup in place very well and I think it also helps keeping my oils at bay. All the powders I've used before tend to make my under eye area look a bit dry but the RCMA powder is like an invisible dust that sets my concealer but it doesn't add any powdery look to the skin. Unfortunately it doesn't add any brightening effect to the skin and it is messy but for setting the base is excellent.
Contour - Inglot HD Contouring Powder #608 (not pictured).
Highlighter - The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.
Blush - Too Faced Love Flush blush in shade Justify My Love.
Eyeshadows - Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette.
Eye pencils - Lord & Berry Eye Kohl in Black used as a base for the teal eyeshadow and NYX Wonder Pencil in Light for waterline.
Eyeliner - L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim in Black.
Mascara - L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline, I've been loving this mascara, it adds volume and length to my lashes, separates and lightly curls them, it has the perfect formula for me which is not too wet nor dry, it doesn't smudge on me, the curved plastic wand is fantastic and, in general, reminds me the Maybelline Sensational Lash mascara a lot.
False Lashes - Ardell Naturals.
Brows - Inglot Brow Pomade #16.
1 - after priming my eyes with concealer and setting it with the cream shade Divinity I dusted Pecan Praline in my crease and above.
2 - with a black eye pencil I created a base in my inner and outer third of the lid for the teal eyeshadow leaving the centre bare, then I lightly blended it towards the middle of the lid and crease so there were no harsh edges.
3 - I applied shade Earl Grey on the black base and connected the parts in the crease, which I then lightly blended with a small blending brush without any product on it.
4 - I blended shade Mocha in to the crease to define it more and add a bit of warmth to the look.
5 - using patting motion I applied shade Café Au Lait in the centre of my lid blending the edges with Earl Grey.
6 - I applied all the same shades in the same way like on upper lid to my lower lid, lined my waterline with nude pencil and my upper lash line with black eye liner. I finished off my eyes with mascara, false lashes and a bit of Mary-Lou Manizer as my tear duct highlight. I filled in my brows with the brow pomade.
For my lips I mixed 2 shades of the Too Faced Melted lipsticks in Chihuahua and Metal Peony as I wanted nude colour but with a hint of pink and shimmer.
And this is the finished look :)
Hope you enjoyed this makeup look and got inspired to re-create it or to create a similar one using different shades.
As usual, would love to hear your thoughts on the look :)
Have a great weekend everyone!