Hey Loves!! Today’s FOTD features this blue smokey eye. I wanted to do this look because I think a lot of us shy away from color on the lid. Colored lipstick is very trendy and in right now, but when I fell in love with makeup I feel in love with eye shadow first! So lets get into this look!
I have done my brows and primed my face and my eyelids. Now I added the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. I choose white because it will really make the blue pop. I love these NYX jumbo pencils because they are tacky which really helps the eye shadow stick. Make sure to blend them out very well with your fingers. I then take my face powder and place it under my brows to set the concealer I used to clean my brows up. The next color I used in MAC’s Brown Script. I like this brown because it’s on the warm side. I add this color a little above the crease and bend back and forth with circular motion.
The next color I add directly to my crease is from the WetnWild I’m His Breezey Pallet. It’s a nice greyish blue that is perfect for the crease because its matte. Add this color a little at a time so you can ensure it’s blended properly. For the lid I add MAC’s Switch to Blue. This color is apart of their Electric Cool Eye Shadow collection so it’s best to apply this with your fingers because it has the wet moose texture. After I apply the lid color I make sure to go back in with a little more of the WetnWild color to blend any harsh lines.
I apply eyeliner to my top lash line then move to my face. I apply my foundation, highlight, set my highlight, and contour my face. I used the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer to highlight and I really loved it. I choose to set it with the Ben Nye Topaz powder to bring some color back to the highlighted areas because the concealer is so light.
I then set the rest of my face with powder and added blush and a cheek highlighter. Because the eyes are so dramatic I wanted to keep the rest of the face toned down. The NYX blush I used is a nice sheer dark pink. The blush just adds a nice flush of color to the cheeks.
I always go back to my lower lash line once my highlight is complete because I don’t want to mess up my lower lash line when I’m blending my highlight color in. I first add a black pencil to the water line and then I take the MAC lid color in Switch to Blue and smudge that along my lower lash line. This truly pulls the look together and adds more drama. To complete the eyes I add mascara and lashes. Just a quick note I used the House of Lashes Iconic lashes for the first time. They are simply beautiful!!! However I would suggest curling them with an eyelash curler once you apply. I noticed in the pictures I took they look a little straight. Once I curled them (after the pics) they looked even better!
For the lips I decided to go with a baby pink. My favorite baby pink is Saint Germain by MAC which they describe as a clean pastel pink. This color MUST be used with a liner if your a WOC. It’s too light to wear on it’s own. When I have a toned down eye I like to wear this lipstick with Magenta lip liner by MAC to give a more ombre look. Here I used MAC’s Cork lip liner to tone down the pink.
That’s it loves! The key to wearing bold colors or glitter on the eye is BLENDING! I love color on the lid but I had to practice practice practice to get confident enough to wear them outside lol Make sure you check out the full product list below. xoxo
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Spike
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW040 (Under Brow Bone)
MAC Studio Fixed Fluid in NC50 (Above Brow)
Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Dark (Under Brow Bone)
MAC Brown Script Eye Shadow (Upper Crease)
Wet n Wild I’m His Breezey Pallet (Definer color in crease)
MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Switch to Blue (Lid and Lower Lash Line)
Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Milani Liquid Eye Liner Pencil in Black (Water Line)
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
House of Lashes Iconic Lashes
House of Lashes Glue
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC50
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC42 (Highlight undereye, bridge of nose, cupids bow, and chin)
Ben Nye Topaz Powder (Set highlighted areas)
Black Radiance Pressed Powder in Mahogany (Contour cheeks, nose, forehead)
NYX Blush in Pinched
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector inTopaz
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Dark (Set whole face)
MAC Lip Pencil in Cork
MAC Lipstick in Saint Germain (Amplified)