My go-to look every day as of late has been easy on the eye makeup, relying mainly on lipstick to pull everything together. I recently moved and as I was packing up all my makeup (two boxes worth y’all), I realized I was missing some of my more dramatic looks. It just so happened that I made plans to go see a late movie with friends this weekend, and since I hadn’t really been out of the house much except to go to the gym, work, or church I thought, why not use this as an excuse to put a little more effort into my makeup?
After I primed my lids with the e.l.f. eye lid primer, I used a fluffy blending brush (Sigma E40) to apply a matte warm transition shade to my crease and slightly above using small circular motions (Makeup Geek Creme Brulee is my favorite for this).
I used that same blending brush and applied a matte chocolate brown shade all over my lid (Urban Decay Naked Heat-Ashes). I like to use a blending brush for this because it makes the shade look softer and I can build it up to whatever level of darkness I want.
With a dark brown eye pencil (Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Pencil in Espresso), I lined across my upper lash line, and lower water line, all the way across.
After applying my complexion makeup (routine coming soon), mascara, and filling in my brows (updated brow routine also coming), I used a tapered blending brush (Sigma E35) to apply a matte light peach shadow to my brow bone to highlight (Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie).
I like a little pop of shimmer in an all matte eye look, it really brings out my eyes!
I finished the look with some light contouring and highlighting and a nude lip (MAC lip pencil in Whirl and MAC x Taraji P Henson Strip Me Down).
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What is your go-to going out look? Do you like smokey eyes or do you prefer to go more neutral?