You’re probably getting sick of me constantly posting looks featuring my Coastal Scents Custom Eyeshadow Palette, but I just can’t help it. I love my Coastal Scents Hot Pots! That’s the beauty of putting together your own eyeshadow palette: every single shade you pick is a shade you’ll love and use and – in my case – throw at people’s faces every chance you get. Today’s look features shimmery golden brown and red on the eyes paired with a peachy nude on the lips. Take a look!
My make-up collection is pretty big and I probably have enough eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes to wear a different make-up look every day of the year. You’d think that having so much choice would inspire a person to experiment and do something new every day, but the truth is that more often than not I end up wearing the same (kind of) look. For months my go-to everyday look featured MAC Quite Yummy and MAC Everyone’s Darling on the eyes with a pink or nude lip and peach blush. However the other week I discovered a new combo and I’ve been wearing it almost daily ever since. The principle remains the same – a soft smokey eye in warm neutrals paired with a subtle lip and cheek color on a light base – but the products have changed. Take a look!
On my eyes I’m wearing a combination of the Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow in Cinnamon, a lovely shimmery cinnamon brown, and the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Beware, a matte medium brown. I applied Cinnamon all over my eyelid and then blended Beware in my outer eye corners and crease. Next I applied some black kohl eye pencil, some super thin liquid liner and mascara and that was it. No inner corner highlight, no lash line work, just a simple two-tone smokey eye.
✿ Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Indecent ✿
✿ Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Streak ✿
On my cheeks I’m wearing my favorite blush of all time: the Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Indecent, a natural-looking matte pale peach. And on my lips I’m wearing my wedding day lippie: the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Streak.
What do you think of my new favorite go-to make-up look? What does your everyday make-up look like?
Playing with colors and contrast is fun (here’s some recent proof of that) but that doesn’t mean that monochrome make-up looks – a.k.a. make-up looks using just one or a varying tone of one color – are boring. On the contrary, I love wearing monochromatic looks as they’re usually very soft and flattering and give off a very natural, tranquil vibe. Take a look!
Those of you who follow me on social media will probably have noticed by now that I have a slight chocolate addiction. And by slight I mean major. Rarely a day goes by that I don’t enjoy a chocolatey treat in one form or another and if there’s dessert to be made or had I’ll always go for the chocolatiest option. Think chocolate moelleux with extra chocolate sauce, a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream and some chocolate sprinkles on top.
First I applied Chocolate all over my moving eyelid, followed by Rustic in the outer corner of my eye and crease.
Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette (Rustic in the middle)
Then I just blended everything into a nice smokey look, applied some black eye pencil and a few coats of black mascara and that was it, chocolate smokey eyes in under five minutes. A total piece of (chocolate) cake!
Are you a chocolate lover? Do you often wear brown eyeshadow?