Not Your Typical Smokey Eye

Dec 23, 2014

Makeup trends will come and go but in my opinion, a smokey eye is the sexiest look you can rock. Smoldering eyes paired with a neutral lip will never fail. It goes with almost any going-out outfit and it can be tweaked in so many different ways to suit your mood.

I wanted to do a smokey eye that had a touch of glitter. I had purchased a beautiful glitter called "Golden Fairy" from Violet Voss and I couldn't wait to try it out. I started off with a dark brown smokey eye but it looked a little blah so I added a little bit of "Blue Brown" pigment from Mac on top. I looooove the duo-chrome finish of this pigment. It took this look to a whole new level. MAC pigments are super-pricey especially since you need an itty-bitty amount because it will go a long way. I reccomend buying sample sizes. My favorite place to buy sample-sized MAC pigments and glitters is The Body Needs 2. They sell authentic MAC products and they have a wide variety. Pigments, glitters and even the paint pots and lipsticks. Another place to go is Makeup Geek, though the selection is not as vast as the former.

I added "Golden Fairy" glitter to my lower lash line and I feel that it complemented the overall look really well. I added a photo with no flash below; since it didn't show up well when I was snapping full face pics.

Violet Voss glitter "Golden Fairy"

Hard Candy Glow All The Way Liquid Bronzer (mixed with foundation)
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin "Rich Ginger"
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer "Cool Tan"
Loreal Magic Lumi Concealer "Medium" (for highlighting)
Wet n Wild Coverall Powder "Medium Tan" (to set highlight)
NYX Matte Bronzer "Deep Tan"
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish "Dark"
MAC blush "Fleur Power"
MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish "Superb"
Maybelline Define-A-Brow Pencil "Medium Brown"
Billion Dollar Brows Concealer Pencil (under brow and browbone)
MAC "Saddle" (crease and brow bone)
CS Hot Pot "Deep Roast" (outer V, lower lashline and crease)
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil "Black Bean" (on eye lid as base, lower waterline)
MAC "Deep Damson" (patted over "Black Bean")
MAC Pigment "Blue Brown" (patted on eye lid with a wet brush)
Milani Eye Tech Bold Liquid Liner
Violet Voss glitter "Golden Fairy (lower waterline)
House of Lashes "Noir Fairy" lashes 
TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick "Soft Nude"
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss "Natural"

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