I’d like to be able to say that my makeup skills are ever evolving and improving as time goes on. Lately I’ve been trying to watch new Youtubers that show technique so I can improve on my own and use the colors I have rather than watching Youtubers who focus more on using the newest palette or limited edition products.
In the spirit of trying new techniques, I’m incorporating a new color in my life. Or maybe it’s lack of color? I’ve never been one to use black eyeshadow- it is intimidating for me and I tend to opp for a dark red like Makeup Geek Americano instead. However, I’ve been practicing a little more with Makeup Geek Corrupt specifically, and really liking the results. Adding black ups the contrast between lighter colors and gives me more drama with little work. My eyes are quite dark blue, so black balances that. I loved how this particular look turned out so I wanted to share here.
Complexion| LAURA MERCIER radiance primer, CLINIQUE superbalanced silk foundation, MAYBELLINE light age rewind concealer, RCMA No color powder, MAC Emphasize under eye powder, MAKEUP GEEK contour, TARTE sensual blush, COLOURPOP topaz bronzer
Eye| SMASHBOX Eye Base, MAKEUP GEEK Peach smoothie transition shade, Tuscan Sun and ABH Blazing in crease & lower lashline, Corrupt outer corner, COLOURPOP flipper inner corner, white rabbit lid, STILA kitten karma glitter on lid, SEPHORA white waterline, HOUSE OF LASHES bambie lashes
Brows| ABH Auburn, NYX Control Freak
Lip| URBAN DECAY 1993 Liner, STILA Caramello Liquid lip
After I took the pictures I realized I forgot to highlight this day. I looked way better honestly- less greasy almost? I can’t stay away from highlighter though, no matter how shiny I look! For more makeup looks feel free to follow my Instagram @kimandmakeup.
P.S. Bonus points if you noticed the copper hair tinsel! I put it in myself last week and am having a lot of fun with it. I used to have some in college and even though it’s a bit tacky I’m into it again. If you get a color close to your hair color and apply it deep into your hair so only a little peeks out, it works!