8 July 2013

Makeup Monday | Black Smokey Eye Makeup

Hello lovelies, last week one of my pretty besties agreed to feature on my blog again. Last year I did a smokey golden eye makeup look on her (Golden Smokey Eyes | Makeup with Amanda). This time we tried a black smokey eye makeup look.

Foundation was applied after I had prepped her skin with Clinique's dramatically different moisturising lotion. Amanda has a naturally gorgeous (and very enviable) complexion so only a light layer of foundation was needed. I used Chanel's Mat Lumiere in 42 Petale and used a foundation brush. I then applied concealer under her eyes using a using a concealer brush and then gently blended it in with my ring finger. The concealer I used was Essence's Stay Natural Concealer in 04 Soft Honey. To set the foundation and concealer, Chanel's Vitalumiere Eclat in B30 Beige Sable using a large powder brush.


I applied NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in 601 Black Bean over the entire lower lid and blended it upwards past the eyelids crease and just below the brow bone using a fluffy dome eyeshadow brush. Because the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is quite a creamy formula, I applied black eye shadow over it so the colour does not slide. I used Lancôme's Color Design in It List and blended it just below her natural brow bone. To highlight the brow bone I used a matte eyeshadow from Clinique in French Vanilla. I then applied Naked Cosmetics pigment in #HE-05 on the center of the eyelid. Using a vibrant shade of purple over the black eyeshadow makes this smokey eye colour "pop".

Using an angled eyeshadow brush I applied Laura Mercier's Caviar Eyeliner in Chestnut on Amanda's waterline. Following  her natural eye shape, Rimmel's Glam Eyes Profesional Liquid Liner was applied with an angled eyeliner brush. The liner was slightly flicked at the end.

I filled in Amanda's eyebrows using Benefit's Browzing's in dark.

Waiting for the lash glue to dry
Bourjois Paris's Volume Glamour: Max Definition black mascarra was applied to Amanda's natural lashes. False eyelashes bought from ebay was applied just above her natural eyelashes using Ardell's false eyelash glue. More Mascarra was applied once the lash glue was dried.

I lined Amanda's lips using Essence's Lipliner in 04 Honey Bun. Using a lip brush I applied Burberry's Lip Cover Nude Cashmere No 26.

I hope you enjoyed this post and many thanks again to my beautiful buddy Amanda for agreeing to be my model.

Take care of yourself,
Sunshine xo


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  2. Wow this looks amazing, good work :) this would be a perfect look for a night out. Love the lashes too.

  3. That looks so pretty good job :) I love how false lashes can really open up the eyes!


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