How are we already two weeks into Blogmas? I have to say I’m very impressed that I’ve managed to keep up daily posting so far – I only did 12 days of Blogmas last year so this is a lot for me!
I told you guys on my first Christmas Party Makeup Look that I’d be doing three this year, and here’s the second one! It’s a jewelled, emerald-toned smoky eye that looks way more difficult than it actually is! It’s possibly one of my favourite looks I’ve ever done – here’s how to get the look.
PRODUCTS USED (EYES):
- URBAN DECAY EYE PRIMING POTION
- MORPHE 35O2 PALETTE – SHADES: Universal, Flux, Rich, Whiz
- URBAN DECAY VICE PALETTE – SHADE: Junkie
- ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE – SHADE: Cyprus Umber
- NARS LARGER THAN LIFE LONG WEAR EYELINER IN ‘VIA VENETO’
- L’ORÉAL PARADISE EXTATIC MASCARA
OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
- BECCA BACKLIGHT PRIMING FILTER
- SMASHBOX STUDIO SKIN 24-HOUR WATERPROOF CONCEALER IN ‘LIGHT NEUTRAL’
- NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER IN ‘VANILLA’
- LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER
- KAT VON D SHADE AND LIGHT CONTOUR PALETTE
- MARC JACOBS ‘TANTASTIC’ BRONZER
- SLEEK BLUSH IN ‘ANTIQUE’
- BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED POWDER IN ‘MOONSTONE’
- ABH SWEETS GLOW KIT – SHADE: Butterscotch
- ABH DIPBROW POMADE IN ‘SOFT BROWN’
- ABH CLEAR BROW GEL
- COLOURPOP ULTRA SATIN LIP IN ‘AQUARIUS’
- MORPHE CONTINUOUS SETTING SPRAY
To start with the eyes I used the shade ‘Universal’ from the Morphe 35O2 as my transition, blending it all over my crease to give a good base (after priming and setting my eyes, of course). I then took a flat eyeshadow brush and started applying the black ‘Whiz’ shade from the same palette all over my lid. This is when it’s gonna start getting very messy because black shades generally have a lot of fallout, so make sure you do your eyes first!
Once I had packed on enough black shadow, I moved onto my crease. With a big, fluffy shadow brush I buffed the shade ‘Flux’ from that same Morphe palette all over my crease, and then packed ‘Rich’ deeper into my crease to create some depth and make it a little more smoky. At this stage you’re gonna look a little crazy but just be patient, I promise it all comes together in the end.
I didn’t feel like my eyes looked quite smoky enough, so I then took the shade ‘Cyprus Umber’ from the Modern Renaissance palette directly into my crease, which blended the black out perfectly and added just enough smokiness. I then basically kept applying more black to my lid to make up for what was lost in the blending, and then kept blending that out with my crease shades – I redid these steps about three times until I was happy with the blending. This look is super easy but it definitely takes a lot of blending and patience!
Once I was happy I added the star of this look, the shade ‘Junkie’ from the Urban Decay Vice palette, to give the look a smoky, jewelled effect. I tapped this all over the lid with my finger and it immediately transformed the look – I absolutely love how intense it looks over the top of that black shadow! I know the original Vice palette isn’t sold anymore, so if you don’t have that in your collection then any emerald shade would work.
Now that the first part of the eyeshadow is done, we can move onto the face. The face is very basic and I basically just applied the rest of my makeup like anybody else does – if you want the specific products I used then they’re all listed further up! The only thing I did differently was apply my Smashbox concealer as foundation. I’ve actually started to do this more and I really love the natural finish of it – I think I might prefer it to foundation! I also had to use the Smashbox concealer because it’s the only thing that matches my skin right now, I’ve just realised all my foundations are way too light for me so I need to pick up some new shades.
Once my entire base was done and set, I used the shades ‘Junkie’, ‘Cyprus Umber’ and ‘Flux’ on my lower lash line, before tightlining with the NARS eyeliner. I also applied the ABH Sweets Glow Kit shade, ‘Butterscotch’, in my inner corner for a bright pop of light gold, and then with some mascara the eyes were finished! All I did to complete the look was apply my Colourpop USL and set my face with the Morphe setting spray.
And that’s the final look! I really love how this turned out, and the combination of the jewel tones with the gold and deep brown crease kind of reminds me of a peacock – just me? It also pairs so well with my emerald velvet dress (which you can barely see in the pictures – whoops!), so I might have to wear this full look out some time!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and found my tutorial helpful, let me know in the comments what you thought of this look and whether you’ll be trying it out for your Christmas party! See you for day 15 tomorrow,