Here I am again... multiple posts on one day... whooooooh ;) Aren't you proud of me?? :P
I did an etherial eye when I went out with Nicole last weekend. I wanted it to look pretty natural but have a shimmer to pull the viewers eyes to mine. Now I took the pictures with a flashlight and without a mirror so they're not the prettiest, but they do show you how I did the makeup.
I started with a cleansed skin. Because my skin was acting up I did the dermalogica double cleanse. I started with Precleanse which is a cleansing oil. I love how this oil really takes of sooo much dirt and makeup, also this doesn't dry out my skin and the massage you automatically give your face when applying this boosts circulation which means less wrinkles :D . My second cleanser was Ultracalming Cleanser which is sooo soft but does really clean well. It doesn't give you a tight feeling skin and my skin has really reacted sooo well to this, it's super :D .
After the cleaning, I wanted my skin to look even more fresh so I used bliss triple oxygen™ - Instant energizing mask to foam my skin into a brighter version of itself.
As a primer I used a tester of the Smashbox - Photo finish foundation primer SPF 15 & Dermaxyl, which feels just like the normal Photo Finish but has more skincare things in it apparently.
On my face I used Too Faced - Magic Wand Foundation in New York Light. I really love the way you can build up this foundation and the fact that the brush is built in, so when I'm not home (which I wasn't) this is unbelievably handy.
As a concealer I used two different colours of Smashbox - Camera Ready Concealer. I used the no. 3 and no. 2. The more pink colour I used on the inner corner of my eyes and the more yellow toned colour was used to hide small blemishes and around my nose. I blended this with my fingers because I wasn't home and I didn't bring the right brush.
I used a new product I've fallen in love with for contouring. Officially it's a bronzer, but I use it for contouring, it's Chanel Bronze Universal. It's pretty expensive but you get a huge jar. I apply this with (another new brush, yes I know, I'm addicted) Sephora Brand - Professionnel Platinum Stippling Brush no. 44. This brush is meant for Stippling, but if I use this brush with my foundation I get a very thick layer. Maybe when I get a thinner foundation (like the Make Up For Ever - HD Invisible Cover Foundation it will work better. I use this brush to apply a thin layer of the Bronze Universal on my temples working in an E or 3 to under my cheekbones and then under my jawline. Remember that you have to blend contouring colours into your hairline and ears to prevent your contouring looking fake.
I used the Make Up For Ever - HD Powder to fix the makeup, buttttt I only used the powder under my eyes and on my forehead, nose and chin, using a clean Smashbox - Crease brush. I used this brush because I want to keep the sheen to my face and I only want to hide the shine on my T-zone. I have a primer under my foundation so it shouldn't move, but I have a fixing spray I use at the very end of my makeup application.
On my eyes I used my favourite Urban Decay - Primer Potion. After this I used the light grey cream eyeliner from the Smashbox (Wicked Lovely Line) - Cream liner loose shimmer pot which is on sale now on the Smashbox website. For the application I used the brush I think I use the most, I even have 2 of this brush :oops: , it's the Smashbox - Definer brush. I blended the cream eyeliner up to and a little above the crease. I also placed this cream eyeshadow on my lower lash line with the brush side of my Smashbox - Double Ended Smudger Brush.
The colour I placed with my second Smashbox - Definer brush over the grey base is the grey from the Smashbox - Eye Shadow Trio in Shutterspeed. This grey is matte, and I wanted a shimmer, so I took the Smashbox - Crease brush that I used to apply the HD powder on my face. With this brush I used the shimmer powder that's in the Smashbox (Wicked Lovely Line) - Cream liner loose shimmer pot all over my eyes and over the grey cream liner on my bottom lash line (use only the tip for this, a slightly messy shimmery look under the eyes is sexy, a big glob of shimmer is ugly ;) if you think the brush is too big, get a smaller one for this, I picked this one because it's very fluffy so you get a very airbrushed finish).
As a mascara I used only one coat of my new (yes, another new thing... I knowwww, I was stressed and then I buy makeup) Dior - Diorshow Iconic Mascara in black. I only wanted one coat because I wanted "flutter lashes" and no huge statement. Which worked amazingly well because that night I looked natural instead of made up.
Because I didn't want my makeup to move or slip, but did want to keep the face looking the way it looked right now without adding (mattifying) powder, I used Make Up For Ever - Make Up Fixer Spray over this entire look.
On my lips I used a mini lipstick I got when I bought my Diorshow Iconic. The colour is an Dior - Addict High Shine Lipstick in Catwalk Mauve (sheer mauve plum). If you want the exact same set I got, click here.
I hope you like this look!!