Every once in a while, mood strikes and I opt for a seriously dramatic make-up look. Before wearing it out for a masquerade ball or a regular dinner (why not?), I tried it out for you, guys, so here it is! Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
This is a step-by-step on how I achieved the eye-makeup:
Step 1: I prepped my eyelids with a creamy eyeshadow so everything else I add later on stays in place. Then, I sketched my crease with a black kohl pencil to give it depth and drama.
Step 4: Mixing Thunder (slate grey) and Pillow Talk from my Sleek Darks Palette, I emphasized the upper lid, right up into the crease.
Step 5: I deepened the crease using Noir from the same palette and a more pointy brush – M.A.C. 226. Then, I blended in a touch of purple – Highness – on the brow bone. On my lower eyelid, I mixed Paper Bag and Highness and blended the two shades together.
TIP: Using really full lashes and too many coats of mascara will draw attention away from everything we just did on the eyelids, so keep it simple!
As this wasn’t enough, I also went for a dramatic lip, combining a dark brown lip pencil and a brown-black lipstick. In order to make it more glamourous, I added a touch of gold pigment on my Cupid’s bow.
TIP: As both eyes and lips are key to this make-up, keep it very subtle for the rest of the face. It helps if you apply a light-coloured foundation (or do what I did – I used my normal foundation and a powder two shades lighter than my skin tone) and keep everything matte. The blush should be very subtle and away from the center of the face.
If you want to know every product I used to get this look, check out the list down below.
M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation – C2
M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer – NW20
Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder – 14
M.A.C. Studio Fix Pressed Powder – NC20
M.A.C. Powder Blush – Harmony
M.A.C Paint Pot – Indianwood
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil – Zero
Max Factor Kohl Pencil – Natural Glaze
Maybelline One by One Mascara – Black
M.A.C. Eye Brows Pencil – Lingering
Bourjois Levres Contour – 16 Extravagante
Bobbi Brown Lip Color – 96 Black Raspberry
M.A.C. Pigment – Old Gold