Thursday, July 5, 2012

Veil of Smoke

My very first look for my first ever makeup blog! Golly, this is exciting! Without further a due, let's get started.

 MAC 222
 MAC 219
 EcoTools paddle brush
 EcoTools angle brush

 Too Faced Sexpresso
 Covergirl Natural Lash mascara

For the eyes:
 Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
 Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic Eye Pencil in black
 MAC Cork
 MAC Black Tied
 Too Faced Silk Teddy
 Too Faced Heaven
 Urban Decay Black Dog
 Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
 Maybelline Falsies Black Drama in Blackest Black/Waterproof

 Simply starting out with my eye shadow primer, I applied that liberally all over the lid, up to the brow. Taking the Milani pencil, using it's nearly buttery texture, I roughly applied that along the lashline and created a cat-eye. Taking the MAC 219 brush, I smudged the unset liner up and just barely into the crease. Before the liner is completely set, with the same brush dipped into MAC's Black Tied, I pat the color into the liner to intensify the color and add a nice sparkle. With the MAC 222 brush in Cork, I rock that softly into the crease, mainly to map out where the crease is, adding a bit of definition to the eye. Then with the EcoTools paddle brush, I take Silk Teddy and from the tear duct to the mid-lid, I apply it. Again, taking the MAC 222 brush, this time in Black Tied, I lightly define the crease and smoke out the harsh lines, without letting the shadow pass the crease too much. Add a classic cat-eye above the lashline with Urban Decay's 24/7 Waterproof liner. Too Faced Heaven will highlight my brow perfectly, any flesh-tone will do. Taking a bit of primer on my finger, I run that right under my lower lash line. With an angle brush in Urban Decay's matte Black Dog, I line under the lashes. Nothing in the waterline, to avoid smearing and raccoon eyes. Lastly, to curled lashes, I applied Falsies.

 What I love about this look is it's almost a fake-out. When your eyes are open, it looks like a plain eyeliner-heavy look, but closed, it's much more interesting!

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