Thursday, March 7, 2013

icy cat eye

As much as I love a bold lip, there's nothing like an accentuated eye look. Inspired by the cold winter weather, I went with a cat-eye look using icy, cool colors.

I started with prepping the skin with my three favorite primers - Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer is for both under the eyes and the eye lid, ensuring that both under-eye concealer and eye shadow stay put, Benefit POREfessional Primer, which seemingly makes pores disappear, is perfect for the t-zone area, and I use Smashbox Photo Finish Primer for the rest of my face. All three primers work together to create a seamless canvas for the rest of the makeup.

Using the Sephora Collection Pro Foundation Brush #47, I blended a sheer layer of YSL Touche Eclat Foundation all over my face for a flawless complexion. Using the brand's Touche Eclat highlighter, I highlighted under my eyes, my cheekbones and under my eyebrows. I contoured under my cheekbones with Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer, blending to ensure that there were no harsh lines.

For the eyes, I started by blending Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Epatant, a gorgeous silver shimmer with hunter green undertones, all over my eyes just a bit above the crease of my eyes. Then, using Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Illusiore, a steel-like shimmer with plum undertones, I applied the eyeshadow in the crease and along the lash line-then blending out towards the eyebrow in a cat-eye way. Then, using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, I took the white silvery shimmer, Verve, and blended it from the inner corner to the middle of the eye. Also using Verve, I went from the inner corners of the eye down to the middle of the bottom lid as well. Using the darkest color from Naked 2, Blackout, I created a subtle smokey cat-eye by creating a horozontal V going from the crease to the upper lash line. Using MAC Pro Eyeliner, I lined both the inner and outer corners of my eye, as well as the bottom lid. Finishing the look with three heavy coats of YSL Faux Cils Shocking Mascara and setting the makeup with Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray to ensure that the look would last, I was ready to go!

Products Used:
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Primer (available here), Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (available here), Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer (available here), Sephora Collection Pro Foundation Brush #47 (available here), Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation (available here), Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Highlighter (available here), Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (available here), Chanel Illusion D'ombre Eyeshadow in Epatant & Illusoire (available here) , Chanel Nail Polish in Dragon (available here), MAC Pro Eyeliner (available here), Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils Shocking Mascara (available here), Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer (available here), Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture #24 (available here), Urban Decay All Nighter Spray (available here)

What is your favorite smokey eye look? Do you like to keep it dark and dramatic or lighten up a bit?

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  1. I love it!!! my only problem is with eyelashes mascara because I think that my eyes look very weird :S
    But anyway this is cute :)

    See you.

  2. Wow! What a stunning result! I almost didn't recognize you! You look so much like your sister here.

  3. Love the silver shimmery eye shadow :) I have to say I like dark and dramatic more

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  4. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, ame tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

  5. You have gorgeous eyes, but I have to confess, your skin looks flawless! That YSL foundation is one of my favourites!


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