Last night I was playing around with makeup before I went out and created a look I really liked. I don’t usually go for purples but ‘delicate acidity’ in the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette was calling my name, so I thought why not? I’m sure I’ll end up doing this look again. If you want to find out how to create the look below, keep on reading.
Step one – Base: After thoroughly washing and moisturising my skin, I applied my trusty L’oreal Infallible primer (£7.99). I really can’t go wrong with this primer, it’s the only one I used and I am 100% happy with it! Once this was done, I took a flat foundation brush and applied my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (£32.50). I’m in the shade Cool Bone, if you were wondering. This is my go-to foundation for times when I really need my makeup to last and still look flawless hours and hours after applying.
Step two – Eyes: Firstly, I did my eyebrows using the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in the shade medium brown (£15). I used the Eco Tools eyeliner brush. I was thinking about uploading a post about how I do my eyebrows soon, if you want to see that then please let me know in the comments. Next I went into the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette (£18). I applied the cream shade, called ‘Bitter Start’ all over the lid using a Morphe s27. Next, using the same brush I applied a little of the second brown shade on the bottom row called ‘Substitute for Love’, this was placed in the crease. Once this was blended out, I took a Morphe s21 with the purple shade in the palette called ‘Delicate Acidity’. I put this on the outer and inner portions of my eye, leaving the middle section blank to create a spotlight effect. I took a champagne shimmer shade from the MAC Amber Times Nine palette (£25). I applied it on the middle portion of my eye using a Morphe s30 brush. Any pale shimmer shade would do here. I then decided to be risky, well risky for me.. and applied the golden shade on the bottom row, Pure Ganache, on my lower lash line using a Morphe s11. Once I was happy with the eyeshadow and blended out any edges, I went in with the Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof liquid eyeliner (£5.29) and created a thin wing. I used the Maybelline Great Lash mascara (£4.99) on my eyelashes. I only use this mascara when applying false lashes also as it doesn’t give me a lot of volume. I applied the Eyeronic Lashes in the style Ariel (£9.50). Has anyone else tried Eyeronic Lashes? If not, you really should. They’re so beautiful and so affordable and last 20-25 wears. Check out the site here. Once this was done I applied Mac In Extreme Dimension Lash mascara (£19.50) on my lower lashes. I topped the eyes off with Barry M Dazzle Dust in the shade Gold Iridescence (£4.59) on the inner corner.
Step three – Finishing: I used the Mac Pro Longwear concealer in the shade NW15 (£18) under my eyes to brighten and conceal. I also ran a little of it down my nose. I used a Morphe s4. I then set the concealed areas with Rimmel Stay Matte powder in the shade Peach Glow (£3.99) using a real techniques contour brush. I then used the bronzer from the L’oreal Glam Bronze duo in the shade blonde harmony (£10.99). I used a Morphe s13 and bronzer and contoured my face using this. I took the highlight shade from this same L’oreal duo and applied it on my brow bone using a Morphe s11. This highlighter is very subtle and I wouldn’t choose to use it on my cheek bones, but it looks lovely on the brow bone. I then used the Milani blush in Luminoso (I got this on Amazon a while ago.. Milani isn’t available in the UK). I used a real techniques blush brush for this. Next, using a Morphe s26, I applied the Laura Geller baked gelato swirl illuminator in the shade Charming Pink (£21) on my cheek bones, on the bridge and tip of my rose and on my cupids bow. Finally I used Bourjois Velvet rouge edition liquid lipstick in the shade Don’t Pink Of It (£8.99). I hadn’t used this lipstick in a long time, I never used to like the mousse type formula but after wearing it yesterday, I fell back in love with it.
That’s it! What do you think of the finished look? Thanks for reading!
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