I’ve been feeling nostalgic with makeup lately, trying to do looks that I used to do back before I actually got into makeup. One of those was wearing gunmetal or steel grey and black smokey eyes. With that theme in mind, I came up with this look. I kept the crease a bit warm to contrast with the cool tones on my lid, which definitely made everything look more blue.
I found the PERFECT gunmetal shade from No7. I like that it’s in a cream form because it amps up the pigmentation without fallout. It reminds me a lot of Urban Decay’s gunmetal in the Naked 1 palette, but shinier and more pigmented. The color has almost a blue shift that is so beautiful without wearing straight up BLUE on the eyes.
After I applied the crease shade I layered No7 Gunmetal on the lid, then ABH dimension to set it, then a little more of the No7 on top because I wanted to be able to see that color the best. Next I added Makeup Forever’s Golden Pink Pro Fusion highlight to the inner corner. The pink duochrome went super well with the grey without being too gold or icy of a highlight.
I’d love to do a dramatic nighttime version of this with more black or navy on the outer corner and into the outer v, so that may be coming soon. I wore this look out to lunch without the lashes, then came home and put them on to take a photo. It looked really nice both ways and was fun to go cooler instead of the usual neutral or warm tones I use.
Complexion| NYX angel veil primer, URBAN DECAY naked skin one and done foundation, NARS radiant creamy concealer, COTY airspun powder, COLOURPOP topaz bronzer duo, MUFE golden pink highlight, ABH dusk contour, chocolate blush
Brow| COLOURPOP arched auburn, NYX control freak gel
Eye| MAC primer, ABH gradient blush palette chocolate crease, NO7 gunmetal pencil, ABH dimension, MAYBELLINE skinny liner pencil, L’OREAL miss manga rock mascara, KOKO amore lashes
Lip| MAC oak, KYLIE libra
Another thing I thought I would mention is the crease and contour shade I used. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Gradient blush palette is so versatile and will definitely be in my November favorites post. The weird Dusk greenish olive shade that I bought the palette for is such a nice contour. You only need a tiny bit to get a super chiseled look. Blackberry, Vegas, and Chocolate are awesome eyeshadow colors. Dipping a brush a little into each of them gives you the ability to create a custom blush shade. I’m kind of obsessed with it and am so happy that it is such a versatile product and I love all of the shades in it.