Today’s look is a fun one; and I’m pretty excited by it!
Grabbing the only eye primer I ever use – Put A Lid on It by The Balm, apply a dot to each eyelid and smooth across.
Next up, focusing on the lid, apply a blue shadow – I’m using the teal shadow from my latest acquisition – the Laura Mercier Summer in St Tropez palette. This is more to lay a base and give the final look some depth. Using a large blending brush (I’m grabbing my MAC 207 brush), I sweep a light dusting of this colour on the lid, bringing it up to the crease. Then, using the blending brush end of the dual ended Ecotools eye brush, I use the deeper blue shadow from the same palette all over the lid. The best part of the Ecotools brush is that you get two brushes with two different uses in the one package! I want the eyes to have a little bit of a gradient from the blue, so I’m using the Estee Lauder brush and dip it into the brown shadow from the Laura Mercier palette and blend blend blend into the crease. And I can’t go past a blue shadow without somehow stumbling across my Colourpop supershock shadow in Coconut – using fingers, just pat onto the centre of the lid. Curl your lashes and apply multiple coats of lashes (I’m using Natio Extreme Volume Smudge Proof Mascara).
For base, I’m using my new favourite foundation – the NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation. Apply a few drops and buff over the skin (I’m using the DB Cosmetics Foundation/Buffing Brush). While my skin is still a little tacky with the foundation, I grab the Revlon cream blush in Flushed – this is a beautiful and bright colour, but oh so wearable! Set the blush for extra longevity – sweep the Milani Luminous blush in Tea Rose over the top. Now, you definitely need some more colour on the face as the blue can be a bit harsh on your overall look. So, grabbing the Maybelline brick bronzer and my Real Techniques contour brush, add warmth to your face.
First, line the waterline using a Kohl liner – I’m using the Lakme India eyeconic kohl liner (it’s one of the purchases I made on my last trip to India). Using the crease brush end of the Ecotools brush, sweep a combination of the two blue shadows from the Laura Mercier palette in the lower lash line.
For Lips, I’m reaching for the Aisa Cosmetics Matte-netick liquid lipstick in Devotion. But, if you’re feeling a little brave, I’ve got an option for you – NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Dark Nebula.
This is by no means a look you can whip up in 10 minutes. Yes, it’s a bit out there for everyday wear. But it’s fun, and I really enjoyed myself. My little boy did look at me in pure curiosity to figure out what mum was up to.
Which look do you prefer? Can I actually pull this look off? Also, would you try this out for yourself?