This makeup look is ultra- simple. I was inspired to do a matte halo eye by a look that Shelbey Ashburn was wearing on snapchat. Halo eyeshadow is one of my favorite looks to do because they are super easy. I can barely do a cut crease to save my life, but halo eyes are all about blending and (usually) dark colors. I used light/ medium brown, tan, and grey shades from the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye palette. Usually I do matte shadows for the “halo” of the look, and a pop of shimmer in the center of the lid. This time I just used the light matte cream shades to keep it effortless. To play it up I added a shimmery gold dot to the bottom lower lash line. I love how much dimension the shadow placement adds to my eyelid. I managed to stay away from warm tones for once, go me!
About the lips: I have been lacking on wearing dark lips lately. I stare lovingly at them in my lipstick drawer and swatch them on my hand for no reason like a crazy person. When it comes to wearing them though, I can’t seem to get it right lately. I always want to overdraw because I prefer large lips, and I keep ending up jagged and all over the place. I started with a non- risky nude, then decided to try out a darker lip. I picked one of the darkest shades I own and went for it. Lucky for me it turned out perfectly! I used Mac Oak lip liner as a guide to help myself out. I was so happy because it gave me confidence to wear dark lips more often.
Nivea After Shave Balm primer
Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer
RCMA No Color powder to set
Makeup Geek contour shades
Mac Sun Power bronzer
Benefit Dallas blush
Mac Oh Darling highlight layered over Colourpop Wisp
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye palette
White Sephora Eyeliner
Wet N’ Wild Liquid Eyeliner
Essence False Lash Effect Princess mascara
Christina #605 lashes
Mac Oak lip liner
Too Faced Melted Chocolate Honey
Mac Living Legend
I also featured this look on my Instagram here. I would love to follow you and interact there as well as here on my blog since I’m on there a lot.