I’m a person who loves wearing the same thing over and over again. I’ll wear my plaid blue forever 21 shirt with my denim shorts every sunday no matter what my mother says. So, when it comes to having a signature look, I’m probably known more for my brown smokey eyes. Smokey eyes always seem to make your eyes multitudes larger and it’s a look I like sporting during day or night. in particular is a smokey brown that I achieve with probably one of my most loved products – the NARS Cordura Eyeshadow duo. In honour of this wonderful duo, I have done a tutorial on achieving my well “signature look” – a look you’ll always see me wear regardless of the occasion and a look I can always fall back on. Hot dates included.
First of all, let’s turn on the spotlight and roll out the red carpet for the NARS Cordura eye-shadow duo. I love NARS duos even though I only have two – one in Eurydice and the other in Cordura – both make spectacular colour combinations. I firmly believe that NARS has put much time and effort into making effortless combinations with high quality shadows. This one especially makes a gorgeous smokey eye that I haven’t stopped loving since day one.
The only brush I’ll use today is the MAC 224, or any fluffy blending brush will do – even $1 ones at local shops. Unless you want a more pigmented approach, I don’t necessarily need to pack on color. Even then, these shadows are so pigmented that it doesn’t really matter.
Let’s be honest. This is going to be such a no brainer tutorial (borderline pointless) and I think it’s why it’s my signature look. I spend possibly 5-6 minutes putting on my make-up everyday and getting a set and really easy eye that looks good on you is uber important.
Step 1: Place the lighter brown all over the lid with your blending brush. Yep.
Step 2: Place the darker brown onto your outer V in dabbing motions and blend slightly into the crease. Blend with the side of the blending brush to create a more flawless finish
Step 3: Line your lids, waterline and tightline. Right now, I’m loving the KATE super sharp liner or any liquid pen liner for that matter. For the waterline and tightline, I’m using the Urban Decay 24/7 liner but I find that the MAC technakohl in Graphblack does really well as well.
Step 4: Apply Mascara. For drugstore, the Covergirl lashblast pictured here is amazing and I also like the Loreal Collagen Mascara once it has dried out a bit. For department store, the Benefit Bad Gal Lash is good as well!
and you are done with the eyes! See how absolutley amazingly easy that was! Yeah.
I then finish off by defining my brows. I love the YSL brow pencil for that. For cheeks, I contour with the Hoola by Benefit Bronzer and finish off with a light pink shade like one of my favourites, the NARS Deep Throat. Lately, I’ve been into NARS Torrid. I should totally do a NARS collection! It’s growing in fact when it really shouldn’t be. Oh well, the life of a makeup addict. I usually never wear anything on the lips but when I do, it’s either the Chanel Rouge Allure in Darling or the Chanel Rouge allure in Super patted lightly. For foundation, I pretty much only use right now the Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Makeup – I find that it does wonders for my skin.
Well, I hope you liked this no-brainer tutorial!
What’s your signature look like?