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[Requested] Simple Glamour: Smoky Brown Evening/Prom Eye (a la Bruno Mars “Just The Way You Are” Music Video)

Perfect opportunity for me to combine 2 requests; one for a dark brown prom-makeup done using the 88 Matte Palette (the Warm palette has the same shades needed), and one for the smoky eye look worn by the gorgeous model in Bruno Mars’ Just The Way You Are video.

Dissecting the Look

The lighting in the video is extremely orange/yellow and the moving images aren’t crisp and clear (you can click on the images for a closer look at my screen grabs). From what I can tell, she is wearing:

  • a matte chocolate brown smoky eye
  • an eyeshadow shape that wings straight out, and emphasizes the outer halves of her socket line
  • very defined and thick black liner but it’s not a very hard and precise line (i.e. does not look like liquid liner)
  • full false lashes that are a “rounded” shape, longer in the center instead of at the outsides

It’s a very straightforward and flattering look as long as you can get the shadow shape correct, and it doesn’t matter if you have mono-lids, hooded eyes or double lids; blue, green brown, hazel or grey eyes. But in real life, it probably works better for an evening out clubbing or at the prom than to school.

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[Requested] Hothouse Flower: Dramatic Tropical Floral Colors for a Dance Recital (inspired by Make Up Store)

I was thinking about 2 separate requests; one for a “Hawaiian-inspired” look and one for an orchid color with a bright highlight. Both were for dance recitals, which require strong makeup that will show up and can convey expression under harsh lights.

Then I walked by Make Up Store and saw their Blossom campaign, which featured dramatic contrasting colors of navy yellow, and a peony pink, and thought “ah-ha!” 

I decided to do a cut-crease look with the same color scheme. Cut-crease looks place a strong defined line along the socket and a contrasting lighter/brighter shade on the lid so you emphasize every blink and expression (which is why it is so popular for stage performers).

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Coastal Scents Spring Fling Sale: 30% of All Palettes!
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Click here for the sale page!
If you missed the last round of sales, here’s another one for you! And even though they say 30%, some palettes like the 88 Original and the Warm, are almost 50% off, so do take a close look at individual items.
@urbadhabit  Of course they are! Coastalscents was one of the first sites to make OEM palettes like these famous, and I’ve bought makeup and brushes from them for years, so don’t worry about them not being legit. They aren’t a fly-by-night ebay seller.

Coastal Scents Spring Fling Sale: 30% of All Palettes!

Click here for the sale page!

If you missed the last round of sales, here’s another one for you! And even though they say 30%, some palettes like the 88 Original and the Warm, are almost 50% off, so do take a close look at individual items.

@urbadhabit  Of course they are! Coastalscents was one of the first sites to make OEM palettes like these famous, and I’ve bought makeup and brushes from them for years, so don’t worry about them not being legit. They aren’t a fly-by-night ebay seller.

48 Hour Flash Sale on Select Coastal Scents Palettes!

Follow this link to the promotion page and check out all the items on steep discount!

 

Peppermint Mocha Sandwich Eyeshadow Tutorial: Shot of green sandwiched between Browns

(88 Original Palette)

This is a simple matte eyeshadow look that is good for neutral lovers or those who prefer things simple and subtle with a spike of something different. (And now I look at it, it looks like Starbucks colors…)

I used 3 matte shades in the 88 original palette: A medium green, a soft taupe brown, and a dark black-brown. You can replace the green with any other color you want. Just change it up and experiment!

Good for:

  • Mature/lined lids
  • Matte shadow lovers
  • Double-lids
  • Brown eyes  (Tip: if you have blue eyes, try an orange, copper, or even a pink for the colored stripe; if you have green or hazel eyes, try violet or lavender.)

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Poison Ivy Green (Lush Green Makeup)

I was inspired to do a green look since I just did a post on green items I liked, and since I seldom combine matte and shimmers, I figured I should do a simple look showing how you can use an “accent” shade down the center of the eye as a subtle way to enhance an eye look.

You’ll need

  • a pale green (almost lime) matte shadow. I just used the 88 Matte Palette
  • a dark matte brown. This is a generic shade you can find from most places, and I simply used one of the darker shades in the 88 palette
  • a shimmery medium green (the one I used was L’oreal’s Permanent Kaki Infallible Shadow)

Step 1: First create your outer V. Run the dark brown along the outer halves of your socket line, using your own bone structure as a guide.

The easy way to visualise where the arc should end is to imagine a line going from the outer corner of your eye up to the end of your brow. Don’t let the color extend past there or you could make your eyes look droopy.

Step 2: Finish off your outer V with the dark brown and smoke it out a little to soften the look, and then pack a pale lime-tone green onto the rest of the lid. 

Step 3: Now, pick up a medium metallic green shade, and then go over the center of the lids where the green and brown meet. This not only softens and blends out the color but also layers a very nice transition shade over the 2 matte shadows earlier, without turning the look into a very metallic or shimmery one.

(If you want to jazz up any matte look in future, just use a shimmer as the transition color instead of another matte. It adds dimension but doesn’t look over the top.)

Step 4: Finish by running a brown pencil along the upper and lower lash line, then curling lashes, and applying mascara.

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