Monday, 18 August 2014

Black smokey eye with nude lips

A favourite look of mine is a black smokey eye with heavy contouring and a nude lip. I've created a little look that is perfect for a night out, party and especially for the winter season. 

For this look I used Maybelline Better skin foundation and concealer, I applied my foundation using a Real Techniques Buffing brush. I then filled in my eyebrows with a angled brush and NYX cake powder in Blonde. Then I used a mix of Blackheart & Darkside from Urban Decay Naked 3 on my lids using the brush that comes with the palette then blended I also ran a mix of those two shadows on my bottom lash line instead of applying eyeliner. I like to use Sellotape which isn't too sticky to put on the corners of my eyes to keep the shape then remove it before blending, it really helps keep a straight line. After I used Peaches and Cream loose eyeshadow in Wicked all over the lid. To highlight my brow one I used Strange also from the Naked 3 palette. I curled my lashes and applied a few coats of Maybelline Great Lash mascara. 

Moving back to my face I used my Better Skin concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes as I've recently had a breakout. To blend my concealer I love to use my ELF angled contour brush, it's sooo soft and blends so well. I used Loreal glam bronzer to contour and used Benefits Highbeam to highlight. I set all my makeup with Rimmel stay matte powder. On my lips I used Maybelline Coloursensational 725 Tantaulizing Taupe.

                                                   love rachel x


  1. Great look! Beautifully done :) XO

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  4. nice post!