Friday, 31 August 2012

Navy Blue Smokey Eye & Boombastic Lashes!

GOSH blue eyeshadow quad

This is an odd face of the day post with a navy smokey eye, which is a bit out of my comfort zone, but it’s good to do these things sometimes! 

Eyes: I used GOSH navy smokey eyeshadow quad for this look, with the second darkest shade on the moving lid and the darkest to line the top and bottom lashes. I applied the second lightest blue on inner corners and to blend the colour out, then added a touch of MAC Power Surge bronze metallic liner on my waterline. To finish, I used GOSH Boombastic Mascara, which is brilliant for creating voluminous lashes!

GOSH mascara

I’ve shown you one eye done vs one undone (scary!) to illustrate the impact of this mascara.  The eye to your left looks so much smaller and just blah compared to the other.

Face: As a base I mixed Murad Absolute Bronzing Boost {post here} with a Korean BB Cream and added Benefit Hervana as blush {post here}. This combo clearly doesn’t work too well with flash photography as you can see above - there is definitely some flashback due to the SPF content.

GOSH Blue eyeshadow quad (2)

I wanted to keep my lips natural as the eye makeup was quite heavy (for me!), so used Transformulas Lip Volume {post} to plump and smooth, then topped with my go-to nude gloss, Mulberry by M&S Limited Collection.

Blue smokey eye FOTD

Here is the final look… my skin looks ridiculously dark in these pics, taken about a month ago. I’m a whiter shade of pale now, but used the Murad to help my face blend with my (self) tanned body at the time. 

To me, this eye look is a bit old fashioned… maybe I can’t shake off the 80s connotations associated with blue eyeshadow, or maybe it’s just how I applied it!  What do you think?
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