A relatively simple look for a night’s out featuring some of my newly purchased products – Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No.19 Midnight Plum (reviewed here), YSL Blush Radiance in N°6 (reviewed here) and MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead (mentioned here).
For face: I wanted a somewhat matte finish for this look because the main focus will be on the deep, smoky eyes and bright lips – I don’t want anything too shimmery for the face. To create a more flawless appearance, I have chosen to prep my skin with BECCA Resurfacing Primer – Line & Pore Minimising, Mattifying Formula, followed by a thin layer of Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base to perk up tired looking skin – adding just the right amount of radiance. I have also chosen a matte foundation, Chanel Mat Lumiére Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup. This combination allowed my skin to look matte with just a tiny amount of glow. Set with loose powder.
For eyes: I applied a skin tone base and went in with MAC Velvet Eyeshadow in Vanilla just under my brows. Then I applied Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Slink to the inner corners of my eyes and 3/4 of the lids – this will act as a base for Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No.19 Midnight Plum which I applied at the outer corners (slightly winged out) and up to the crease. I used Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Drama, a deep blue grey as a black to deepen and define my outer corners and blend.
Instead of using a black eyeliner, I used a deep navy blue eyeliner to line my upper and lower lash line. Smudge the eyeliner along the lower lash line with some Midnight Plum and Drama. This is optional – I gently dabbed a little MAC Frost Eyeshadow in Parfait Amour to the center of my lids and blend in with Midnight Plum. This will add more dimension to the eyes and a touch more purple as well. Finish the eyes with some false eyelashes.
For cheeks & lips: I went for a pink blush and applied it along the cheek bones. Slightly higher than I would normally apply my blush because I will be wearing MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead – I didn’t want to much pink going on around the lip area.
I hope you like this look. Swap the lip colour to something neutral or lighter if you wish for a more wearable day time look.
Thank you for reading.
BECCA Resurfacing Primer – Line & Pore Minimising, Mattifying Formula
Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base
Chanel Mat Lumiére Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup
Chanel Éclat Lumiére Highlighter Face Pen
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Perfect Brows
Benefit Speed Brow
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Bone 1
MAC Velvet Eyeshadow in Vanilla
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Slink
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No.19 Midnight Plum
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Drama
MAC Frost Eyeshadow in Parfait Amour
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in 30 Marine
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
Ardell False Eyelashes in Black Demi Wispies
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in WT 905
YSL Blush Radiance in #6
MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead
What a beautiful look! Thanks so much for the mini tutorial, I’ll see how I can copy it.
Looking forward to your LOTD with Midnight Plum =)
A great look for night time! The Plum eyeshadow looks so good on you! ❤
Thank you Jess =)
U look fab! When I saw your look in midnight plum, it got me thinking when was the last time
I use dark plum eyeshadows?? Time to take ’em out!
Keep it up with LOTD. Love the looks you posted
Thank you so much =)
I have always been “shy” with plums and purples but have been trying to pull them off recently!!
u look stunning!
Thank you Sarah, you are so kind =)