As a fashion and makeup photography lover, the photography for the Milani Sea Color Collection instantly caught my eye on the display. This model is downright gorgeous with her flawlessly dark skin, coral lips, and dramatic sea blue smokey eyes. While I can’t match her amazing skin tone, I decided to take the look and make it my own, so you can all see how I used the Milani Sea Color Collection to achieve it. Details if you
The eyes in this look are fairly dramatic, yet because we are working with blue shades, it still comes off as summery and sultry, without being too overpowering. We will be working with the Milani Runway Eyes Palette in “Beauty In Blues,” which features six gorgeous shimmering shades of blue.
- First: Apply the top, lightest shade to the inner corners of your eyes, both top and bottom. You want to spread this shade slightly upwards towards your brow, creating a shimmering glow on the insides of your eyes.
- Second: Apply the next two shades by swirling your makeup brush in a little bit of both of them, and apply that over top of the shimmering white you just applied. This will turn your inner corners into a pastel baby blue, with the slightest bit of white shimmer to it.
- Third: Apply the 4th and 5th strips of color to your entire eyelid. These shades are the most beautiful sea blue, and applying them to your lid will create a great “pop” of color to your eye look. Focus that sea blue shadow especially in the middle of your eyelid.
- Fourth: Apply the last, and darkest shade of blue to the outer third of your eyelid, as well as into the crease, in a windshield wiper motion. Also apply this darkest shade of blue to the outer corner of your lower lash line, stopping halfway. Be sure to use a fluffy blending brush to blend out well. You want the bottom lower lash line to have the pastel blue in the inner corner, and the darker blue in the outer corner. Blend out well to make the colors combine well, but also to smudge the color a bit, creating a smokey effect.
- Fifth: Apply a matte black eyeshadow to the outer third of your eye, and very lightly pat it over the dark blue on the outer corner of your lower lash line. You do not want to cover up the darkest blue shade, but simply deepen it slightly so you add more definition.
- Sixth: Apply liquid eyeliner to your upper lash line. (Optional). The Milani Infinite Liquid Liner in “Infinite” is what comes with the Milani SEA Color Collection, and what the model used in the photograph. It is a bright medium blue liquid liner, and would also look gorgeous. I used simple black liquid liner for my look.
- Seventh: Curl your eyelashes and apply your favorite mascara. A brow highlight here is optional. If you do choose to use a brow highlight, be sure to use something on the matte side, as anything too shimmery right underneath the brow will be too much shimmer for this particular look.
For my lips, I used Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in “Stylish,” which Beauty Gala swatched yesterday. If you prefer your lips to be dramatically orangey-coral like the models, simply layer Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in “Stylish” over a coral or orange lipstick in your makeup collection. I felt that “Stylish” gloss gave me just enough of a coral tint to my lips, while still looking good on my skin tone with my dramatic eyes. I topped off the look with a matte peachy-orange blush, and lightly applied it just under the apples of my cheeks.
Viola! Sea Colored Makeup.
If you missed full photographs and swatches of the Milani SEA Color Makeup Collection from Beauty Gala, click here.
The full Milani SEA Color Collection is available in local drugstores now. You can also purchase these products by clicking the photographs below online, at Cherry Culture, for cheaper than drugstore prices:
Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss:
Milani Infinite Liquid Liner:
Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow:
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