Happy Monday! Not so happy for me because it means a dentist visit and adulting. I mentioned in my last post what a week last week was. This one hasn’t started out much better between tooth pains and medicine issues, but that is neither here nor there. Today, I have what a post that was supposed to have gone up Friday but I have still been under the weather if not physically than mentally. However, I am up stupid early today and am determined to get this week off to a productive and generally a good start. Perhaps I am up too early because I am already feeling the bed calling my name once again but I have to be up early anyway so not much point going back to sleep.
Anyway, this look is inspired by the bitter cold and gray weather we have had lately in color. It features a smoky gray, cool-toned purples, taupe and silvery metallics paired with a dramatic wine wing and a glossy greige lip. Who is she wearing gloss? IKR? I found a couple formulas I have been enjoying and I think gloss is having a revival.
The name and other inspiration for this look is from a Moonspell song called Capricorn At Her Feet which I felt suiting as I am a Capricorn and just celebrated my 31st year.
Let’s get started, shall we?
I used two eyeshadow palettes for this look, the Tarte Tarteist Amazonian Clay Pro Eyeshadow Palette. Review here: Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette Review
And the Kat Von D Saints & Sinners Palette, review here: Review | Swatches | Looks – Kat Von D Saints & Sinners Palette
I also used a cream liner from Colourpop as well and lip products from Colourpop.
I started out this look as I usually do with my eyebrows filled in and eyes prepped and primed. I laid down a base shade similar to my skin tone on a large fluffy brush to set everything down and create a smooth blendable canvas to work on.
I took the shade Vintage from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette for this.
Next, to begin building depth in the socket I took the shade Chic (pale dusty pink) on a large blending brush. Chic appears quite light in photos but is deeper in real life.
I applied this shade quite high in the socket line or transition area to give my eyes a less hooded and more contoured look. It looks hardly visible in the photo because it got washed out but in real life, you can see it. I am still adjusting to the new camera.
To add further depth in the crease I took the shade Profesh, a true taupe (seen in above product picture) on the same brush but applied more concentrated and blended into Chic.
I wanted more of a mauve shade to add a hint of color to the crease area so I added in the shade No Filter which is a purple mauve that leans warmer in the skin.
I blended No Filter just above the crease, right in the curve if the eye socket and into the taupe shade.
Now for the actual crease, I went in with Vamp, a deep blackened plum shade seen in the product shot above on a smaller crease brush and tucked the eyeshadow right into the crease. I blended vamp out into the transition shades and into the outer corner of the lid as well. I used a light hand with these shades too.
Jumping over to the Kat Von D Saints & Sinners Palette I tool the shade Sanctuary ( pearlescent nude coffee) on a very small fluffy brush.
Sanctuary went into the outer corner and across the lid with most the pigment concentrated on the outer portion of the lid.
The on a flat brush that was dampened with setting spray I patted on the shade Cathedral, a gunmetal with silvery blue glitter.
I have been dying to use this shade in a look, it’s just so metallic and shiny.
I forgot to get a shot of it but in the inner corner I applied Heaven (metallic silver) and blended it softly over into Cathedral. You can see this in the next photo.
On to the eyeliner which got pretty dramatic.
I just got this Colourpop Cream Liner in the shade Best O and really wanted to use it in this look. It’s an odd shade, like a cool deep wine.
Once I added the wing I went back in with Vamp from the Tarteist Pro Palette to add more drama to the outer corner and create a flow with the wing, as well as going back in with No Filter, the lighter purple to add more intensity. At this point, I was reestablishing shades that may have gotten lost in the blending. Also, I feel once you add such a dramatic wing the eyeshadow kind of needs amping up and tweaking.
Moving on to the lower lash line. I took the shade Vamp and blended it across the lower lash line starting at the outer corner and pulling it softly across until it fades into nothing. I also made sure Vamp met up with the wing on the outer corner.
The with the shade No Filter I blended it Vamp out and really smoked out the lower lash line.
I added the shade Heaven to the inner corner and slightly into No Filter and lined my inner waterline with Nyx Faux White in Liner to open the eye. I highlighted my brow bone with Star from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Palette which I used on my face as my highlight mixed with Purple Horseshoe, this ties the look together and really gives a cohesive feel.
To finish the eye, I tight lined my upper waterline with Nyx Faux Black in Blackberry and pulled the liner into the inner corner to really get that cat-like effect. This really gives the eyes an upturned and elongated effect. Lastly, a couple coats of mascara and done. For mascara, I used the L’Oréal Voluminous Superstar X Fiber
The Finished Eye
For the lips, I wanted to keep with my gloomy color scheme and went with an Ultra Matte Lipstick from Colourpop called Kapow, topped with a sheer mauve gloss from Colourpop called Finders Keepers.
The Finished Look
“Frostbite, Astray, Will, Faith.
Haunting, hunting ,she rules the game.
Twin soul you are always a strange.
Nothing ever makes you afraid?
She looks the other way”
Capricorn At Her Feet – Moonspell
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Foundation: L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation
Blush + Bronze + Glow
Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit – Purple Horseshoe + Star
Finishing Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Ethereal
Lipstick: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Kapow
That’s all for this Get the Look, I hope you enjoyed it. I was really happy with the way this look came out. Now to work on a Weekly Edit. I’ll see ya’ll later today I hope with another post, if not then tomorrow for sure and I have tons a review coming up this week as well as another Get the Look. I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start.
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