One of my favourite everyday looks (perhaps my top favourite, even) is one that, ironically, I will never be able to wear.
I’ve always loved the clean simplicity of a light, neutral lid with a soft pop! of colour in the crease – an eye that can be done in under two minutes, but still create a very polished, fresh look. So, to share it with you, I borrowed a friend’s lids (and, er, face)! Everyone, meet Becky. Becky, meet… everyone.
Hope you enjoy the look :)
Okay, so, a moment of honesty? These photos are over a year old (I wasn’t kidding when I said that I really do procrastinate a lot), and I’m not completely sure what we used. I’m going to guess the GOSH Golden/Chocolate duo on the lid (Golden as a wash, and Chocolate lightly on the outer 1/3, both on the lid and along the lower lashline), plus a blend of Korres Plum and Annabelle Violet Vibe in the crease.
With my predictability, I’d say there’s a 90% chance that these guesses are correct :P
P.S. I’m a huge fan of violet in the crease, but you could really go with anything! Blue, brown (a basic neutral eye), green…. anything. Hit up our colour posts for swatches of some of my favourite colour families.
Good morning, ladies! I’d like you to meet Becky, a
terrorist from outer space friend of mine who was forcibly willing to be made-over. I just had a few minutes, but we put on a fairly natural-looking violet and brown smokey eye.
Her eyes photograph just gorgeously, hence the overabundance of eye close-ups! I warn you, though, the lighting was crap, so they’re not all the best shots. One of these days, we’ll have to do a “full” look (aka one in which we have more than five minutes to do it) and take some natural light photos.
A few ore photos (including full-face shots,) a quick how-to, and a “products used” behind the cut!
Start by priming the lid with concealer and/or an eye primer. Work a semi-matte ivory in the inner third of your eye (Lancome Positive,) a golden shade similar to your skintone in the middle (Honeymoon,) and a darker brown-grey on the outer third (Noix.) Blend well!
To add violet to the look, use a blending brush (MAC 217) to buff a dark plum (Korres Plum) into the outer third of your eye, concentrating on the outer V. Then, to intensify the violet without adding too much weight to the look, use the same brush to blend in an intense violet (MUFE 92.) Add mascara and liner if desired. Finally, using a clean brush, finish up the look by blending out the edges of the shadow and hilighting the browbone (Positive.)
Make Up For Ever 92
Lancome Noix, Honeymoon, and Positive
Alright, so this one wasn’t in RdL — but it was just shortly before! I had her pick two shades that I’d use, and went from there. (She went with a plummy colour and one that with red undertones). Without further ado, may I present… Katherine!
Perhaps next time I get to work on her face, I’ll be able to convince her to do a more dramatic look. I’m just dying to line those gorgeous peepers!
Alas! At just over five feet, we’ll look twelve ’til we’re forty.
(I bought that fan brush with her, and she absolutely adored the look of it. Clearly, we had to use it on her!)
The photos after this text have gloss — the ones above do not. Why is it that I always leave it for the last minute and forget about it until I’m half-done taking photos?? (Besame Vanilla, I believe.)