Makeup Challenge (3) Monochrome Eyes and Lips

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It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do for this challenge. At first I wanted to make everything purple but that didn’t seem very “of the season” so I switched to burgundy.

I decided to do a soft, blown out burgundy wing with a burgundy lip. Again, I have to go out wearing this so you know I try to make it semi-wearable.

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I used my Paula’s Choice Matte eyeshadow palette which I reviewed here to build up some crease definition. I actually only used 3 eyeshadows total to do this look. A crease color, a transition shade and then that gorgeous burgundy smudged all around the lash lines and blended very slightly into the crease.

When I’m feeling lazy (which is most days…) I like to use some tape to map off my wing. I find this is especially helpful if I’m using a shadow to make the wing. It just allows for extra blending of the shadow into the crease without losing the wing edges.

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Once you remove the tape just make sure to take off any harsh edges and blend the color into the bottom lash line to make it cohesive.

When I am working with dark colors, like this one, I usually do my foundation after my eyes are almost done. Everything looks super messy until the foundation and concealer goes on so don’t panic! Once your under eye concealer is on you can go ahead and re-blend those edges just to make sure everything looks good.

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Once the eyes were done I added some lashes, glitter for the inner corners of the eyes, blush, highlight and a nice dark lip to pull it all together (because sometimes more is more right?).

Products Used:

Base: Same as Challenge 1 and Challenge 2

Eyes: Paula’s Choice Matte Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Geek Bitten, Covergirl Bombshell Shine Shadow in Ice Queen

Mascara: Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara

Blush: Milani Rose Powder Blush in 01 (reviewed here)

Highlighter: Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana

Lashes: Eylure No. 114

Lips: A mix of Nars Cruella and Nyx High Voltage Lipstick in Dahlia


    • Ellen October 14, 2015 / 08:38

      Thanks so much! I agree it’s definitely an autumnal shade!

  1. Ela October 14, 2015 / 18:07

    You come up with beautiful looks! Burgundy is a beautiful shade for this time of year and it looks so pretty. Also those lashes are fab!

    • Ellen October 14, 2015 / 18:15

      Thank you! I agree burgundy is really awesome, I can’t get enough of it. I know right! These lashes are just incredibly fluttery!

    • Ellen October 15, 2015 / 18:44

      Thanks so much! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. Sonja October 16, 2015 / 06:24

    This is such a gorgeous makeup look! I really want to try that Wet ‘n Wild highlighter now! xo

    • Ellen October 16, 2015 / 06:30

      It’s really an awesome highlighter and it’s like $4 which can’t be beat! Thanks so much!

  3. Rae October 20, 2015 / 16:37

    Wow this look is absolutely stunning! Love this challenge so much – it just goes to show what you can do with a monochrome palette.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Ellen October 20, 2015 / 18:18

      Thank you! I know it was such a fun challenge! I always add as many colors as possible but I really like how this turned out! Thanks for commenting x

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