What I used:
- MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (patted all over lid from lashes to brow)
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes liner in 0L (tightlined upper waterline)
- Wet N Wild lid color from Don't Steal My Thunder trio (patted over lid and blended into inner corner)
- Wet N Wild crease color from Don't Steal My Thunder trio (blended into crease and outer corner; blended under eye)
- Make Up For Ever 126 shadow (blended into outer edge of crease color and pulled up to brow)
- Make Up For Ever 152 shadow (blended right below arch of brow
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 3 (patted over center of lid; patted over inner corner; patted over inner portion of area below lower lashline)
- Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Dime (tightlined lower waterline)
- Boots No7 Exceptional Definition mascara
- Sephora partial falsies in Flutter (fixed to eye using Duo lash glue)
I wanted to highlight this trio because I haven't done a review on it, but used it heavily in this look! I love this trio and the moment I saw it I knew it had to be mine--I love silver and black on eyes. This trio includes a silver, almost-black gray with tiny flecks, and brilliant white. The payoff is surprisingly good! I do want to point out that at first glance the crease color may look black, but it is really just an ultra-dark gray with flecks. I'm not sure if it was meant to be black, but either way it's a great smoky color to work with. I'm continually surprised by these Wet N Wild trios. They're really pretty great, especially for the amazing price of $2.99 retail.
|Great palette, right? I know the crease looks black here, but it's really just a super dark gray with flecks.|
Complementary Product Suggestions
Personally, when I wear a dark, smoky eye I like to either wear a nude lip or a colorful lip. Where this has so much silver in it and has more of a gray than black smokiness, I thought a nice colorful lip would be best! Also, I wanted to give my face a nice healthy glow so I used one of my favorite highlighters.
Boots Botanics Lipcolour in Rose
This product was recently sent to me by Boots Beauty and I have to say, yet again Boots has impressed me with the texture of their lipsticks! While I don't mind thicker lipsticks, there's something so nice about a light, super creamy, moisturizing lipstick--especially as it gets warmer out. This lip color was so creamy it almost melted into my lip brush, yet it was definitely pigmented! I find that with these super creamy, lightweight lipsticks I have to apply from the tube, otherwise I don't get as much coverage as I want using a brush since a brush tends to apply lipstick in nice thin coats. As you know, I'm partial by far to using a lip brush over using lippies right from the tube, so when I suggest using the tube it really is because it's how I get the best performance, not because I dislike lip brushes. ;)
This really reminded me texture-wise of the Boots No7 Poppy King lipsticks I had the pleasure of reviewing last year--love them! This lipstick is part of Boots' Botanics line and while it includes some great natural ingredients, it also contains synthetic ingredients, dyes, and parabens as a preservative, so it probably isn't what you're looking for if you want a completely natural lipstick. If you don't object to any of these ingredients then I definitely recommend it between the amazing texture and price ($7.99 retail).
|Rose is actually a nice berry color on your lips.|
Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Como/Portofino
I have had this for a long time and I love it! It is a bit on the noticeably shimmery side even for a highlighter once applied, but I don't think it makes it look cheap or gaudy at all. I know that the point of highlighters is to reflect light, but I have highlighters that have a more subtle glow rather than sparkle so I wanted to point this out. This particular color combination works very well on my olive skin and it blends well.
|It's about this shimmery on your face and at times you can see super tiny shimmery particles, but it's not chunky by any means. It's very blendable.|
Would you wear this look?