Taupe and Gold Halo Smokey Eye feat. Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

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A lot of you may have heard of the German brand, Zoeva, which is known for its phenomenal makeup brushes. Well, they do amazing eyeshadows aswell!! Recently, I got my hands on their newest palette – the Cocoa Blend Palette which is inspired by chocolates ofcourse. It looked too divine for me to pass! It’s a versatile palette and you can do a number of different looks with it. I went for a taupe and gold smokey eye today perfect for a party or night. I’m pretty sure you will be seeing me use this palette a lot more in the future.

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1. Firstly with a fluffy crease brush, I applied Substitute of Love (see pic above for reference) in a windshield wiper motion back and forth as a transition shade on my crease and upper crease.

2. Then with a denser crease brush, I applied Freshly Toasted on my socket area (crease) and went back and forth from the outer crease to the inner crease.

3. Then I took Delicate Acidity on a flat shader brush and sprayed Fix + (water or any face mist) to dampen the brush for a more intense pay off from the eyeshadow. I applied that shade all over my lid stopping right where the crease starts.

4. Then with a dense crease brush, I took Beans Are White and started darkening the crease especially concentrating on the outer corner. Then I took it all the way towards the inner crease and inner corner and slightly darkened that area aswell. Don’t forget to blend and take a little at a time. With dark eyeshadows it’s important to keep on adding color as you go rather than packing a whole lot of color in one go. Remember: you can add but it’s hard to take away!

5. After everything is blended out, I added Pure Ganache on a damp brush for intense payoff and dabbed it on the middle of the lid. Afterwards if you think the gold has taken away too much of the taupe you can go ahead and add more of the taupe. For more intensity on the middle, I added Australis Metallix cream shadow in Gold Gaga to achieve that slightly metallic finish.

6. I added Sweeter End on the browbone and as a inner corner highlight. I lined my lashes and made a wing. Applied mascara and falsies : House of Lashes Iconic. On the lower lash line, I applied Beans Are White on the outer and inner corner with a pencil brush smudging it close to the lash line. Then on the middle I applied Delicate Acidity. I blended it out with a little bit of Freshly Toasted. I applied a nude eyeliner on the waterline and mascara on the bottom lashesh.

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FACE:

~Josie Maran Argan Oil + Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude 25 Hour Foundation in 303 True Nude

~Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral

~Models Prefer Contouring Stick

CONTOUR ~ CHEEKS ~HIGHLIGHT:

~Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

~Kat Von D Shade and Light Contouring and Highlighting Palette

~Too Faced Pink Leopard

~Bobbi Brown Apricot Blush

~Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder Highlighter in Audrey

LIPS:

~Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny

~MAC Lipstick in Honey Love

~Nyx Buttergloss in Tiramisu

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Hope You Liked This Look Lovelies! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook and if you recreate this look, be sure to tag me! XOXO

FOTD/EOTD: yellow and warm brown smokey eye with red lips!

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Tonight I went for a yummy Vietnamese dinner with my friend Monica. I thought I’d do a fotd/eotd on the makeup I was wearing. Was intending to do just a simple neutral eye but ended up using this beautiful yellow eyeshadow by Inglot.

Breakdown of eyeshadows:

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– After priming my eyelids I used Mac Soft Brown on the outer crease as a transition color

– Then I used Mac Saddle in the crease blending it with the Soft Brown

– Then I patted Inglot 323 on my eyelid

-Then with a clean brush I blended the edges with Saddle

-With a pencil brush I applied Lorac Sable precisely on my crease

-With a fluffly crease brush I blended Lorac Sable

-I applied a black kohl pencil at the outer corner and blended it with a pencil brush

– I lined the upper lash line with a gel liner and created a wing

– I applied Inglot 323 on the tear duct and Mac Saddle on the lower lash line

– I applied a kohl kajal in the waterline and smudged it with a pencil brush

– Applied Mac Brule on the brow bone as always 🙂

– A couple coats of Maybelline Falsies mascara and ALL DONE!

THE LIPS:

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– I lined my lips with NYX deep purple lip pencil

– Applied Rimmel Kate Moss 107 on the outer corners

– Mac Ruby Woo in the center 🙂

MY FACE!

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– Loreal Magique Lumi Foundation

-Mac Pro Longwear concealer underneath the eyes

-Ben Nye Banana powder to set the under eyes

– Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in 03

-TheBalm Mary Louminizer as a highlight

– Mac Ripe for Love Blush (LE)

That sums up tonight’s look! Till next time! XO

Pictorial: Moss Green Smokey Eye featuring Mac Club eyeshadow

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Mac’s Club eyeshadow is one of those intriguing eyeshadows out there that you just can’t pass on. It is such a unique color with a multichrome personality reflecting a reddish brown at one instance, a mossy green in another, and a teal in yet another instance. Used alone, the reddish brown shade will dominate but the teal flecks and green tint will still be present. Over a black base however, in my experience, the mossy green color becomes more dominant. And that’s what today’s look is all about. It’s a beautiful mossy green smokey eye that is great for a night out in the ‘club’ or a party! Scroll below for a pictorial!

Breakdown of Eyeshadows:

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Pictorial:

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– After using a primer, use a black base on your lid: I used a gel liner

– Blend the edges with a fluffy blending brush: Mac 217/Sigma E25

– Take Mac Club eyeshadow on a wet brush (or spritz it with Fix+) and dab it on top of the black base

– Blend the edges with Mac Sushi flower (coral) on a fluffy brush, take the color to the outer crease

– With a pencil brush, take a black eyeshadow and apply it on the outercorner and on the crease

– Blend it and smoke it out with a fluffy blending brush

-Mirror the steps on the lower lash line: Sushi flower at the bottom, Club closer to the waterline, and the black eyeshadow on the corner

-With a pencil brush, apply Mac Amber Lights (bronzy gold) on the tear duct

– Apply a black kohl liner on the waterline and slightly under

-Smudge the black liner with a pencil brush

-With a liquid or gel liner, draw a winged liner on the upper lashline

– Apply mascara and add falsies

– Apply Mac Ricepaper on the browbone (Shimmery nude with gold undertone)

Hope you enjoyed this post guys! Sorry don’t have a full face shot this time. If you want me to do a particular look, please leave a comment below. Till next time! XO

Smoked Copper with a li’l bit of Sunshine using Inglot Pearl 605 eyeshadow

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coppery smokey eye with a pop of yellow

Hiya there my beauties!

Today’s look is revolving around my favourite eyeshadow of fall/winter 2013: Inglot Pearl 605! I’ve been obsessed with this eyeshadow and have been wearing it a lot the last couple of months. This color looks amazing smoked out with some dark browns and the pop of yellow on the tear duct makes it unique!

More photos:

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Breakdown of the eyeshadows:

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– After a using an eye primer (I used LimeCrime shadow helper), apply a black base on eyelids: any gel liner or black jumbo pencil

– Blend the edges of the black base with a clean brush and smoke it out

– Apply a orangey shade or a medium warm brown on your outer crease blending along the smoked out edges: Inglot Matte 383

– Leaving the tear duct area bare, apply the coppery shade on the lids over the black base to get a vibrant color payoff: Inglot Pearl 605

– Using a pencil brush, outline the crease with a very dark brown or black: Lorac Espresso

– Blend and smoke that out

– Apply the darker brown on the outer corner as well and blend that out with a warmer brown: Lorac Sable

– Apply a shimmery but sheer gold color on the center of the lid towards the outer corner. I used a cream shadow: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Apparence

– Apply a bright yellow color on the tear duct taking it downwards to the lower lash line

– Starting from the yellow on the lower lash line, apply the coppery shade on two thirds of the lower lash line

– Smoke out the remaining lower lash line with a dark brown

– with a gel or liquid liner create a winged liner on the upper lash line

– with a dark black pencil line the water line

– finish it off with mascara and falsies for the added oomph! : Maybelline Falsies Mascara and Red Cherry lashes # 203

– don’t forget the browbone, I used my favorite neutral matte highlight: Mac Brule

Maybelline Vivids Neon Red on the lips

Maybelline Vivids Neon Red on the lips

Hope you liked this look guys! A beautiful sultry one perfect for fall! See you on the next post! XO