Sunday, January 10, 2010

LOTD: Monique's Smokey Eye

A few months ago a fellow knottie friend, Alfreda, asked me to do a silver smokey eye for her. However, after seeing Monique's alter ego photo, she wanted to go with that look, which I definitely prefer. So, here's my interpretation of Monique's look just for you Alfreda. Sorry I don't have the divatude to go with it lol. I was in a good mood when I did and couldn't even fake the diva look, sorry :~)

MAC Prep+Prime Skin
MAC Studio Tech NC50
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark

MAC Cash Flow paint pot - all over lower lid
MAC E/S in Shroom - lower lid up into crease
MAC E/S in Carbon - Crease and outter V.
MAC E/S in Soba - eyebrow bone (as a highlighter)
Stila Smudge Pot - Liner for top and bottom lids
Dior Extase - Mascara

MAC lip pencil in Cork
MAC Fresh Brew lipstick (from the Hello Kitty collection)
MAC Dazzleglass in Get Rich Quick

MAC Mineralize Blush in Superdupernatural

A few things:
  • I know that carbon may look scary in the pot, but it's really not. It simply takes blending. When putting it in your crease, do it with your eyes open. I move my brush with circular and windshield wiper motions until I have it blended as much as I want. Softly bring it down into your outter V. It simply takes practice :~)
  • I smudged my eyeliner on the top and bottom eyelash lines to further give that smokey look.
  • One of the best things you can do when practicing your makeup is take pictures along the way. Feel like the carbon is too dark or heavy? Snap a picture of you with flash. The picture will show you where you need to blend more and where you need to add more product.
  • Do your eyebrows. Mine were undone because 1) I haven't had them waxed in 2 months and 2) I didn't have any of my eyebrow brushes or brow shadows with me, le sigh.
  • I would NOT use the dazzleglass that I used. You could use empowered lipstick from the current all races all ages collection with spirit and soul lipglass over it.
  • I love the blush I used! However, if you want to try something a little more neutral and brownie, go for the All's Good blush also found in the all races all ages collection.
I hope that was helpful! If you need anything else please let me know :~)



yummy411 said...

awesome replication!! love the look!

Tanaya G aka Ladysun0 said...

That is pure hotness