What up guys? Hope ya’ll have a had a decent week so far. Things are pretty good here finally, no more plague! Today, I wanted to share a look I did with the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsession Palette since I just posted a review on Monday. You can check that out here: Review + Looks | Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions.
For this look, I wanted to go smoky and really play into the vibrant pink tones and juxtapose it with a griege lippy. I also went with a colored brow to tie into the eye look. If you want to see how I got this look, just keep reading below.
The title of this look is a Theatre of Tragedy song because this eye look reminded me of crushed velvet. The song actually came up on my Spotify playlist and it fit perfect.
But first coffee.
Okay. as usual, I started with a shade close to my skin tone as a base shade. This one is one of my favorites.
Yeah, there is already black around my eye because this is take two of this look cause I fluffed my liner up sooo bad that first time. Anyways, I went ahead and filled my brows in using the deeper tones from this palette and after priming the lid with Colourpop No Filter Concealer, I set it down with the off-white shade.
On to the transition, I took the matte taupe shade on a big fluffy brush.
This shade went all in the crease and transition area, very blow out. Nothing too precise or neat at this point.
To bring in more of the pink and get things smoky I went in with the matte warm pink on the same big fluffy brush.
I focused this shade more closely to the crease and softened the edges with the taupe shade. I pulled the warm pink out toward the tail of the brow to give the eye a lifted look as well.
Moving on to the lid, I took a pencil brush and the deeper rose shade.
This shade went into the outer corner and softly blended inward and outward toward the tail of the brow, flowing into the previous shade.
And then in the inner corner to give a halo effect, leaving the center of the lid mostly blank.
Next just on the outer corner because I like a little more depth there, I took the deepest plum shade.
This was focused just in the outer most part of the lid. I think this a very flattering trick on my hooded lids which are slightly downturned. It gives them a little lift.
On to the center of the lid and some shimmer and shine.
I patted a little bit of Nyx Glitter primer in the center and over top on a flat brush, I patted on the deepest of the metallic pink shades and softly blended it with the matte shades on the outer and inner corner.
For a bit more of a glow just on the very center, I took the lightest shimmer, a metallic pinky champagne.
This went just in the very center.
Next, I took the deepest plum I used in the outer corner on an angled brush and traced the lash line for some definition. I was going to do a wing but this was one of those days where winged liner just wasn’t in the cards.
Moving on to the lower lash line, I took the same pink I used in the inner and outer corner to smoke out the lower lash line and then in with the plum closer to the lash line to really make it dark and smokey.
Next, I added a bit of the deeper pink shimmer in the center of the lower lash line to tie into the upper lid.
Instead, on the inner corner, I took the lightest pinky champagne to really open and brighten the eye. The darkness on the outer part and the light shimmer on the inner corner will again lift the eye despite the upper lid being a halo shape which rounds out the eye. To me, this gives some balance and is more flattering on my eye shape.
I finished the eyes off with plenty of mascara. I used L’Oreal Lash Paradise Primer then Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
For the lips, I wanted to go more berry toned. After trying on about 100 shades I went with a deep griege from NYX. This is Nyx Liquid Suede in Brooklyn Thorn. It’s one of those shades I go to when I can’t pick a lippy. I think the grey undertones look cool with the very pinky red eye. Gives some balance without being too matchy-matchy.
The Finished Look
I went with a neutral blush and a Wet N Wild Mega Glow Highlighter in Blossom Glow. All the hype about those is true. They are stunning highlighters. Blossom Glow is perfect for fair skin too.
And that’s the look. I really liked the way it came out despite the liner fight. This was one of those days I just needed to play in makeup and have some fun. I had zero plans. Just wanted to play and feel pretty.
I’ll see ya’ll Friday for a new post and don’t forget to check out my review here Review + Looks | Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions and while you are at it, I have a ton of tutorials and reviews on here… Just sayin…
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