• Vivien

Blue Smoky

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

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Today, I made a smoky eye makeup, but forget about the classic black colour. I chose a dark blue shade to make the makeup more interesting and defining!

I cleaned my face with micelle water, as always, before applying the makeup.

The real work begun with applying the face products. I mixed up two of my foundations (HUDA BEAUTY-FauxFilter and MAC-Studio Face and Body) and I applied them with a Zoeva brush (117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER). The HUDA foundation has a high coverage and the MAC foundation is water based and lightweight. I thought I need a a higher coverage, but at the same time I wanted to get a natural effect. That was the reason behind mixing them up. I didn't use powder after the foundation, because I didn't want a matte finish. I skipped the powder, so the next step was contouring the face. I used the Too Faced-Natural Face palette and a Zoeva brush (109/LUXE FACE PAINT) for this part. I used the same palette to blush the face but this time with my other Zoeva brush (106/POWDER). The last product I used on my face was the highlighter. If you read my article about the Too Faced-Natural Face palette or saw the photos on my Instagram, you know that there are two highlighters in the palette. I chose the Satin Sheets and I applied it with my Zoeva brush (129/LUXE FAN). I have more brushes for the highlighters, but that one is my favourite. It's easy to work with it and it gives a something like a natural light to the face. It's thin and it follows the shape of the face exactly where it should.

Let's move on to the eyebrows. I used the Dipbrow Pomade's Medium Brown shade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. All off my readers know that I love Zoeva brushes. I used a different brand this time and picked the ABH-Brush 12 for the eyebrows. It has hard bristles and that's why it's easy to work with it. By drawing the missing eyebrow threads I created a natural effect to the eyebrows.

The most powerful part of this makeup are eyes. I used two palettes for these blue smoky eyes. The first one was the Full Spectrum from Urban Decay and the second one was the Gemstone from Huda Beauty. At first I applied the MINX shade from Full Spectrum with Zoeva brush (234/SMOKY SHADER). I blended it with one of the Zoeva brushes again, the (228/LUXE CREASE). It's perfect for softening and adding dimension to any eye look. After the blending it wasn't as vivid as I wanted and I had to repeat this process once more. As soon as I perfected the blending, I used the navy blue shade from Gemstone palette. It's a glittery shades, which was applied with Zoeva brush (234/SMOKY SHADER). The next step, the eyeliner, was an important part of this makeup. I draw only a thin line to make my eyelashes look longer. The product I used was a black eyeliner gel from Maybelline, the Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. It was applied with Zoeva brush (317/WING LINER). Eyes were nearly finished the only thing missing were the false lashes. I decided to use the Lash Curler from MAC before applying them. I used the same lashes for this post as in the last one, the Flower!. I bought them in the nearest drugstore. I glued them up with the Lash Glue Dark Tone from Huda Beauty.

The lips were the final step to be ready for the photoshoot. The makeup I chose for the eyes is powerful, so I decided to use nude shade on my lips. I used the Lip Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I mixed up two shades: Peachy Pink and Soft Oak Brown and used Zoeva brush (331/PRECISION LIP) to bring them up.

Time spent: 1 hour and 30 minutes

I hope this article was useful to you and will help you to create stunning looks.

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