Hello ladies. Weekend's finally here :) I had busy week so I'm looking forward to a little break :) What's your plans for the weekend?
As you know, I am now obsessed with my newest purchase of Smashbox Shape Matters palette. Since I've got it there isn't a day that I'm not reaching for it. I created a very classical daytime to nighttime look for you using the palette. I made sure my full face is done by the use of this palette only. I love the end result and I hope you'll love it too.
As per usual I prepped by base using Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal and added Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in 01 under eyes and to add a little coverage around the nose. I set the base using a matte highlight shade from the Smashbox palette.
To contour I used a Contour shade from the palette and a little Bronze to warm up my complexion. Both shades blended beautifully giving me the most natural look. I added a little highlight on the high points of my face. It's such a gorgeous shade, second favourite to my all time love Mary-Lou.
Just to finish off I added a little Matte Blush from Makeup Revolution and set it all with Urban Decay Setting Spray.
I have to admit, I had a lot of fun playing with the eyeshadow shades. I used Vanilla as an all over the lid shade and to set the primer with (standard UD anti-aging Primer Potion). I used Totally Nude as my transition shade just above my crease (if you're lucky enough not to battle with sad eyes, use it in your crease). I then started to darken the outer corner. I used Aubergine and blended it out few times until I was happy with the final colour. I then used Posh, which is a beautiful rose gold shade on the middle of the lid blending it out to the outer corner to provide nice transition of colour. I went back with Totally Nude to blend out any edges. I then applied Champagne in the inner corner mixing it outwards to transition into Posh. I used the brush included in the set for blending. I have to be honest, it's not the softest brush I have ever used but it does the job. I repeated the steps at the bottom lid.
I wanted to try using the darkest shades wet so my eyeliner today is a mixture of Aubergine and Blackout. I applied it using a Wilko Angled Brush as I don't think you can use the brush included in the set for a precise line. Shadows worked beautifully when used both wet and dry.
I finished the look by applying two coats of Clinique High Impact Mascara.
I used wax first (OMG I LOVE THE WAX IN THIS PALETTE SO MUCH) and brushed by brow hair. I then applied a light brow powder shade to the front of my brows very lightly and then building intensity in the top of my arch. I used darker brow powder shade lightly to line the arch below.
I kept my lips simple using a new Essence Liquid Lipstick in 05.
I hope you like the finished look. I think it's a perfect daytime look but it can also look nice in the evenings if you perhaps add a statement lip. Let me know what you think in the comments below :)
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