Happy Monday! I haven’t had many plans to go out and do anything lately, which kind of discourages me from doing makeup looks. A lot of the time I am photographing makeup looks that I’m practicing for something I plan on doing an upcoming weekend.
For this one I was inspired by the L’oreal Liquid Diamonds Infallible Shadow. These eyeshadows are brilliantly pigmented and not mentioned enough. The formula is super foiled and beautiful with just one swipe. I like to wear them over a glitter primer and apply it with a damp brush to get the maximum pigment. Loreal Liquid Diamond is my ideal gunmetal grey shade. It has a little bit of purple in some light, but is mostly a perfect grey silver that perfectly complements a classic cool toned grey/ black smokey eye. I added Stila Smoky Storm on top of the lid to give it more sparkle and I really like how this turned out.
There is a lot of great drugstore products in this look- I was making an effort to incorporate them in this look after I finished my eyeshadow. It’s a little more difficult for me to do fully affordable eye looks because my affordable eyeshadow singles are all mixed together in palettes with other brands and I use “high end” eyeshadow primer. I feel like I won’t get through the three tubes of eyeshadow primer that I currently have for another couple years at this rate.
COMPLEXION | SMASHBOX primer, LOREAL infallible matte foundation, URBAN DECAY naked concealer, COTY airspun powder, COLOURPOP topaz bronzer duo, PHYSICIANS FORMULA butter bronzer contour, forgot to put on blush, MAYBELLINE better skin powder to brighten under eyes, SLEEK solstice highlight
BROW | ABH chocolate dipbrow pomade, ULTA brow tint gel, NYX control freak brow gel
EYE | URBAN DECAY eden eye primer, ABH shade + light eye palette (laetus all over, samael & lazarus in crease & to blend everything, shax outer corner & upper lash line, solas lower lash line) TOO FACED pencil eyeliner, LOREAL liquid diamond, STILA smoky storm glitter, ESSENCE i <3 extreme mascara, LAURA MERCIER plum waterline,IIKONN slay lashes (kimandmakeup code for 30% off), SLEEK solstice inner corner & brow highlight
LIP | NYX pale pink lip liner, STILA caramello liquid lipstick
Thank you so much for reading! I highly recommend checking out Loreal Liquid Diamond if you are searching for that perfect cool toned shimmer for your eyeshadow collection. One more thing, this foundation has been my favorite to use whenever I do my makeup lately- I cannot believe how flawless and matte it makes my skin look. It will be in my January favorites but I thought I’d mention it here a bit early! 🙂