FOTD: Black/red smokey eye


Not having to get up at 5 has its perks as in, you're getting a full night of sleep instead of the regular nap, and also I could finally play with makeup again. Also, I solved my issue with Mac's Face & Body foundation.  Read more for details and close ups!


This look was loosely inspired by this tutorial by Desi Perkins. By 'loosely inspired' I mean that I used the idea of the black and the red eyeshadow and I changed everything else. Also, I don't own any of the products she used to I went around my stash to find some replacements. At the end I decided to throw on some what I thought was 'barely there white glitter for a subtle accent', which it didn't turn out to be. I really liked the outcome anyway, that glitter is magical!

I'm still on team #nobrows this month. I don't know why but I'm just not into the heavy brow look anymore. I still fill in the gaps lightly but I keep them a little messy on purpose.

For the rest of the face I kept it simple because I had to go to school and I was in a little bit of a hurry (hence why the awkward face in the top picure). In my previous FOTD post I mentioned mentioning having issues with Mac's Face & Body foundation, and I'm very glad to report that I have figured out what it is. Here it is: Mac's Face & Body does not work with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. That's it! When I swapped that primer for the L'Oréal Luminizing Primer all my issues were gone. I'm very glad to end the triology of FOTD posts where I talk about Face & Body foundation!



Products used:

Face: 
L'Oréal Lumi Magice Primer |  MAC Face & Body in C2 | NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Fair | Flormar Loose Powder in Medium Sand  | Sephora Collection cream blush in N2 Coral Flush  NYX Blush in Taupe | NARS liquid illuminator in Copacabana | 

Eyes 
Urban Decay Primer Potion | Urban Decay Naked 2 | Urban Decay Vice 3 | Zoeva 88 Colour Matte and Pearly Palette | Sleek Oh So Special Palette | Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer mascara | Claire's glitter |

Brows
NYX blush in Taupe

Lips
Rimmel London Nude Delight

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