Shimmery Taupe Smokey Eye with a pop of Beautiful Iris!

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This makeup look is inspired by two makeup gurus…Julie San Augustin aka Pala_Foxxia from Instagram who is one of my favorite makeup artists of all time and Still Glamorous from Youtube who is just sooo flawlessly beautiful ! I really like this combination of silvery taupe and this amazing bright lavender color. The lavender really brings out the green in my eyes (even though they are hazel :P) but I think this color would look gorgeous in any eye color. Sooo let’s see how I achieved this look!

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~I primed my lid with Nars smudgeproof eyeshadow base and then applied Maybelline color tattoo in Tough as Taupe on my lid

~I then applied  MakeupGeek Moondust sprayed with Fix+ on my lid keeping a gap in the inner corner

~I blended any harsh lines with MakeupGeek Creme Brule

~Then I applied MakeupGeek Cocoa Bear on my crease blending out inwards and up

*As you can tell I can’t live without my MakeupGeek Creme Brule and Cocoa Bear!  Use them on almost all my looks!

~Then I applied LORAC Deep Purple which is a shimmery dark purple on the outer corner (you can totally use a black or dark brown)

~Don’t forget to blend!!

~Then I applied the color of the day- MAC Beautiful Iris on the inner corner taking it down to the inner part of the lower lash line

~On the lower lashline I then mimicked what I did on the lid- applied Moondust in the middle and Deep Purple in the outer corner

~Applied Mac Brule on the browbone

~Lined my upper lash line with a liquid liner ( I think this one was a Elf one) and made a semi thick line and a wing

~Lined my waterline with a black pencil

~Applied mascara (Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express) and applied falsies (Miss Adoro Demi Wispies)

 

*I have two lip options for this look ! Check it out below:

 

MAC Brave (left) and MAC Diva (right)

MAC Brave (left) and MAC Diva (right)

 

You can wear this look with a pinky nude lipstick for the daytime and it’s very appropriate for Spring. I’m wearing MAC Brave, one of my favorite nudes!

You can also pair this look with a dark lip and vamp it up for the night…a great look for the Fall here in Australia. Here I’m wearing MAC Diva but you can go even darker maybe do a ombre lip with a dark lip liner!

I just love the versatility of this look and how it can be both a Spring and Fall look (the current seasons in the two hemisphere)!

REST OF THE MAKEUP

FACE:

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.5

Mac Prolongwear Concealer NW25

Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter Light Boost

Maybelline FIT ME powder

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS:

Clarins Splendours Bronzer (LE)

MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush

MAC Soft and Gentle MSF

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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Makeup

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Pantone is the worldwide authority of color and color systems and every year they nominate a particular color for that year. The color for 2014 is RADIANT ORCHID…it’s a beautiful purple which is actually the color of the typical orchid flower…As orchids are one of my favorite flowers I really wanted to do a look based on this color.

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I wanted to keep it colorful for spring but still wearable…here’s how I got the look:

~After priming lid with MAC paint pot in Painterly, I applied MAC Sushi Flower on my upper crease with a fluffy brush

~I deepened the crease slightly by taking MAC Hepcat on a denser blending brush and blending it into the crease and upper crease without completely covering Sushi Flower

~Then with a even denser domed brush, I applied MAC Fig 1 to the outer corner of my lid slightly taking it upward to the crease and blending with Hepcat

~I applied MakeUp Geek (MUG) Peach Smoothie on the inner third of my lid and on top of that I applied LORAC IT Bronze which is more of a light shimmery gold color

~On the middle portion of the lid I applied MAC Stars N Rockets blending it with the colors on both sides

~I lined my upper lash line with a liquid liner and created a thick line and a wing

~I applied Australis 10 hour wear eye pencil in Grape Cake on my waterline

~Then I mimicked my lid colors on my lower lash line accordingly.

~I applied MAC Ricepaper on my brow bone and also on my inner corner as a highlight

~Applied mascara and falsies and VOILA!

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The sun was setting when I took this photo so it didn’t really come out well 😦

FACE:

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab

MAC Prolongwear Concealer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS:

MAC Refined Golden Bronzer

MAC Wedge eyeshadow to contour

Benefit Rockateur Blush

MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow as cheek highlight

LIPS:

MAC Heroine lipliner

MAC Flat Out Fabulous lipstick

*you can always use a more subdued nude or light pink on the lips but I wanted to go all out on the Radiant ‘Orchidness’ !

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