accidentally decided to created a burgundy smokey eye with a flash of duo chrome on the mobile lid. I was thinking of doing a valentines day look but that just didn’t happen. My bad. Not that you couldn’t wear this on valentines day! This is what happens when you don’t have a plan!
I think the key to using brighter colors in a smokey eye is blending. Blend until your arm falls off. When I say blend this doesn’t mean sweep the eyeshadow into your hairline, it just means controlled placement while diffusing the edges. If you want to wear eyeshadow in your hairline then you do you. No judgement here.
As with all of my smokey eyes I started with an eyeshadow primer, nude eyeshadow (to allow for ease of blending) and a warm brown in the crease. Just create the shape and depth that you like. Remember, their are no rules in makeup. I built up my crease with Makeup Geek Bitten and really dragged that out to create an elongated eye look. I used matte darker gray purple (NYX Own the Night) to deepen the crease.
On the outer mobile lid I packed NYX Heat to add some shimmer and warmth and on the inner mobile lid I packed Wet n Wild Comfort Zone the Define duochrome shade. This is a typical duochrome that has a red base with a blue flash. It’s a great way to do red eyeshadow without looking like you have an infection. I added a bit of a white shimmery shadow on the inner tear duct and mirrored my shadow placement on my lower lash line.
Overall, a really simple eye look that I paired with a simple face. I actually didn’t use any contour or blush. I just enjoyed the fresh, clean face with a nude lip. I obviously have foundation on but I didn’t want to go ham on the face products. I have been really breaking out along my cheeks which is really odd for me so I like to keep the product minimal and not bring too much attention to the area. I kept my brows very natural (as always) and just added a few coats of mascara.
Foundation: Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Paper Thin
Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-2