Monday, November 11, 2013

Makeup of the Day: Smokey Burgundy Eyes

Hey everyone!

I wanted to go all out with my makeup today because it is a friday (when I'm writing this) and I didn't have practice after school so I could wear a little more makeup without fear of it sweating off! So I decided to go for a wearable smokey eye incorporating a deep burgundy brown shade, which is perfect for the fall and wintertime! These photos were taken after school so it has faded a tad bit and my skin is oilier and my lip product have worn off, but you get the general idea! So lets get started!

Face
I applied concealer to the usual breakouts and bags and I used a light dusting of powder all over my face! Another exciting thing is that I finally hit pan on my physicians formula powder, so I'll be trying a new one soon! Leave suggestions in the comments on good pressed powders!

Eyes
I primed with a champagne cream shadow, focusing mostly on the lid and crease, but also bringing it up to the browbone. Then I took a champagne powder shadow, with a slight pink tone, and patted it all over the lid. The one I used was shimmery, but you could go for a matte shadow if you prefer. Then I took a matte burgundy shade on a brush and applied it to the "outer v" area, trying to essentially create a "wing" using the shadow. I built this up quite a bit to get it nice and dark, but if you wanted a more natural look, use less of this shade! To deepen up the look even more, I took a matte black shadow on a fluffy brush and tapped it where I wanted a little more deepness. Be very careful because you still want the color to look burgundy! I finished with a matte cream browbone highlight. For liner, I used a black liquid on the upper lashline and I lined the waterline and outer lower lashline with a black pencil liner, but smudged out the pencil with the burgundy shadow on a pencil brush! I also applied 2 coats of mascara!

Lips
In this picture I'm not wearing anything, but in real life I wore a little bit of chapstick under my Pop beauty lipgloss, which was just a nice pink shimmery gloss!

So that was my makeup of the day! Let me know what you think of it in the comments and leave any suggestions for future posts too! Also, don't forget to follow this blog becuase I'll do a giveaway once I reach 100 subscribers!
-Sisi

9 comments:

  1. Looks really nice!! I do like a bit of a smokey eye as an every day make up. Makes you feel all done up and nice!!

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  2. lovely :)

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  3. I love the eyeshadow look! It's stunning! Is the physicians formula powder good? I'm currently using the Maybelline fit me powder and it works well!
    -Sophia
    http://lipstickland.blogspot.com

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  4. yourstruly.blogspot.comNov 12, 2013, 4:52:00 PM

    Pretty as usual! I'm still yet to do the tag you tagged me in but will get to it when I get back from my holiday :) xx

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  5. Hi Sophia! Thanks so much! As for your question, I like the physicians formula powder because it is smooth and finely milled, but color wise, I would go a shade darker than you think you are because mines looks like it'd be perfect for me, but is too light! Also, I think that if you like the Fit Me powder, stay with it because Physicians Formula products can get pricey! I actually think that I'm going to get the fit me powder or a revlon powder when I run out of this one!
    -Sisi

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  6. Thanks so much Natalie! And I am so excited to see you do that tag!
    -Sisi

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  7. even though these were taken after a day of wear, your makeup still looks great! x

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  8. You look gorgeous! I love your makeup tips! :)

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
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