No February Favourites from me this month as I haven’t tried (or rediscovered) any new products that have really stood out. However, I am having a bit of a skincare meltdown at the moment so stay tuned for a current saviours post. I haven’t published a makeup related post for a while now, so I thought I would create a smoky everyday look (with an optional bold lip) sticking with the Fifty Shades of Grey hype. I read all three books when they first came out, but I am yet to see the film - even my Mother has seen it before me!
I created this look using my BH Cosmetics 120 Colour Eye shadow Palette which I have featured a couple of times here and here. I used my current favourite base of Revlon Colorstay Foundation shade buff (applied with Real Techniques Complexion Sponge) and set with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder shade transparent. I then applied several shades of grey, ensuring the darkest colour was applied in my crease and blended out towards a wing. I used the matte white to highlight the inner corners of my eyes (topped up with a cream highlighter) and brow bone. I curled my lashes and coated in lashings of mascara - currently testing out the Rimmel Wonderfull Mascara (review to follow). I lightly filled in my eyebrows using my MAC Eyebrow Pencil shade Fling and a dusting of MAC Blush in Pink Swoon on the cheeks. I wanted to add the option of a bold lip using my Rimmel Apocolips in 102 Nova, pictured in the final photo. This make up look could definitely be developed to transform it into evening wear by adding liquid eyeliner, false lashes and bronzer.
I am definitely a lover of natural shadow and bold winged liner, but I really like to accentuate my eyes using only dark shadow shades - expect more makeup looks to feature soon!
What make up looks would you like to see on Beauty Toolkit?