Another Dark Smoky Look

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So I’ve been having exams and studying and I haven’t really used much makeup over the last couple of weeks. I went out to a poetry reading thing tonight, so I decided to spend a little more time on my makeup, given that I hardly wear any these days. And I also realised that I’ve been doing vampy looks every time I do use makeup these days. I’ll try to expand things a little.

Room was darkish, camera takes a little longer to get sufficient light to get nice photos, and everything ends up looking blurry. Sigh.

I’m actually only using a loose powder in this one. Skin’s improved somewhat over the last few days, so I don’t feel the need to cover up with lots of makeup anymore. I used the Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Finishing Powder for this. It’s not great coverage, but it works. 

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I’m seriously annoyed with how the camera catches all the lip smudges that I don’t see in front of the mirror. D=

Eyes

1) MAC Groundwork (matte brown cream) patted on the lid as a base
2) I used Urban Decay Beware (matte caramel brown) on the lid
3) I used Urban Decay West (red-brown satin) on the outer third of the eye and crease, as well as my lower lashline
4) I used Urban Decay Broken (matte off white cream) in the crease to blend out West
5) For added shimmer, I used Urban Decay Chopper (orange-toned brown with gold shimmer) on the lid
6) I took an angled liner brush and used Urban Decay Spell (yellow-toned gold) and lined my inner thirds of the eye
7) I used MAC Dark Diversion (deep purple gel liner) to line my upper lashlines
8) I then used Benefit They’re Real! mascara on my lashes for magical curl and drama
9) I defined my brows with Laura Mercier Expresso Bean (blackened brown black)

Face

1) I used the Jane Iredale Amazing Base loose powder
2) For the cheeks I used Benefit Rockaeteur (rose gold) on my cheeks. I then used MAC Warm Soul (beigey bronze with gold pearl) for extra glow on the apples of my cheeks
3) I then set everything with my Guerlain Translucent Compact Powder 

Lips

1) First I patted OCC Super NSFW (ruby red with gold shimmer)
2) Then I layered OCC Black Dahlia (blackened berry) on top 

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Urgh you can see all the pimples in that one. But the gold shimmer on the inner third of the eyes is more apparent here!

Any recommendations on what I should try next? Getting a little tired of all the vampiness. XD

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5 Responses to Another Dark Smoky Look

  1. Olivia says:

    It took me half a second to realize that I needed OCC Black Dahlia RIGHT NOW. Gorgeous look and I love how it pairs with your hair! Nice to see your posts in my feed again 🙂

  2. Your hair looks so much better now! I love the part. And the gold shimmer :O

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