There are many times when I sit down at my makeup vanity and just go to town on my makeup with nothing specific in mind. Similar to a painter, I just wing it many times and go with my instincts and what my current mood is. When this look was finished, I had to take a look at myself and smile. It’s an ideal “daytime smoky eye” mixed with a bright pink lip. It’s great for both daytime and nighttime wear. I’m going to tell you what products I used and how to get the look!
For the eye makeup, I used the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette to give myself a “daytime appropriate” smoky look. I applied Dagger into the crease of my eye and blended it upward. I went back with the same brush and the same shade and focus-fired it into the crease of my eye ONLY to create depth and definition. I also applied this along my lower lash-line. I applied Password over my entire eyelid and lower lash-line. I went back with High and applied it into the middle of my eyelid for a pop of champagne shimmer that hits the light.
Here is where you can decide to customize the look. You can add black eyeliner to your lower water-line and tight-line your upper lashes with a jet black liner like I did, or you can leave it alone for a more natural look. What’s nice about this look is that if you carry a black eyeliner with you in your makeup bag, you can easily apply the eyeliner later to make it more dramatic.
For my lips, I used ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips in Ouiji. It is a gorgeous bright pink shade that dries down matte and stays put. Also, these are back in stock, so you can readily grab them from the ColourPop website for $5.
For the rest of my face, I used a light foundation, contouring powder, highlighter, and a pink blush. Here are the products I used:
- Skindinavia Oil-Free Primer Spray
- Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation in Medium
- Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
- BECCA Cosmetics Blush in “Flowerchild”
- BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Opal”
- Anastasia Dip Brow in Blonde
- Skindinavia Oil-Free Finishing Spray
This is easily transitional from day to night by leaving the black eyeliner off your eyes. If you work in a conservative environment, you may want to leave the eyeliner until you’re heading out for the night. Even with the liner, I feel it’s a completely appropriate smoky daytime look that works. No one aspect of the look is overwhelming so the makeup is very harmonious.
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