Christmassy Reverse Smokey Eye

Is "Christmassy" even correctly spelt? Anyway…

Hi! I'm back for today with this look and for the sake of stating the obvious, it's a reverse smokey eye (where you concentrate the darkest and smokiest at the lower lashline) with Christmassy colors (red, green and gold).

This was this week's challenge for "Never Too Much Sparkle," a Facebook group about makeup I'm part of, so you might see this look floating around in other places.

As usual, more pictures and details under the cut!

For this look, after priming both, my upper and lower lid, I started by blending a light, pink toned red with gold sheen all over my lid and past the crease a little bit, and then darkened the lashline with a darker blue toned red, making that thicker than a liner but without covering the entire lid with it.
After that, I lightly lined my eyes with a blackened burgundy color just to connect this with my lower lashline later. I also created a very thin line as a base for the false lashes with a black gel liner that has red sparkles.

Now, for the lower lashline, I begun by smudging a mixture of a dark forest green and a very dark teal and proceeded to thicken this line by smudging a bright emerald green with gold glitter under it, bringing it quite low. For the dark glittery shade, I brushed a foiling medium on my lower lid and then patted the black with green glitter on top; I repeated this step three times. I then connected the lower lash line to the top liner with whatever was left on the brush and patted a little bit of a bright glittery gold right on the inner corner.
I finished the eyes by lining my water line with the same liner I used on the top lid and applied false lashes.

For the rest of the look I went with a slightly mauve neutral blush that has a little bit of gold sheen, a lot of gold highlighter and a gold glittery lip.

Now, let me bombard you with more pictures! :D (Click for hi-res ;))

Full face, natural light.
Dammit, hair! What are you doing? -.-
Close-up, natural light.

Squinty eyes from the sun :P

Full face, flash.

Close-up, flash.

Out of focus for sparklies! :D

Product list:

Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse foundation in Nude - Light (4)
BFTE mineral foundation in Bisque + Geek Chic Cosmetics foundation in Morrigan (mixed)
BFTE blush in May
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in Bubbly (highlight)
BFTE Translucent mineral veil.

Lancôme Teint Miracle Illuminating corrector pen in (03) Beige Lumière
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector in Medium
Revlon ColorStay foundation in (240) Medium Beige (as primer)
BFTE Liquid Luster foiling medium (lower lashline)
Maybelline Eyeshadow in (24) Black Glamour (eyebrows)
Sacha (?) Eyeshadow in Sin (lid)
Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Guillotine (lashline)
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in Bubbly (highlight)
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in Guipure (inner corner)
Shiro Cosmetics eyeshadow in Ganondorf (liner) 
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in Evergreen (bottom lid)
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in Message in a Bottle (bottom lid)
Inglot eyeshadow in 475 - Double Sparkle (bottom lid)
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in My Pretty (lower lashline)
BFTE (PL) gel eyeliner in Black Cherry
Red Cherry lashes #20
Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Very Black


Maybelline Water Shine Liquid Dimonds lipgloss in (508) Touch of Gold + (09) Caramel Pearl
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in Bubbly
BFTE mineral eyeshadow in Guipure

Bonus Picture: Swatching colors to see what I'd use...
I don't really remember all the colors, but man, do I have a lot of reds :/
I think that's it!

Hope you liked this and have a great week! :3

9 comentarios:

Emily♥ 에밀리 ♥エミリー said...

This is so amazing... you are a gorgeous lady! You used Bubbly to highlight your face? What a good idea! I need to try that sometime! I love the dewy luminous skin look<3 Wonderful job with this challenge, your look is just amazing!!

Makeup Zombie said...

This is breathtaking. You are amazing.

olgiepolgie said...

Beautiful look! I just discovered your blog from Wendi's Makeup Zombie blog. You have a new follower :)

Reese said...

I love this look! You are gorgeous!

Pepi said...

Thank you so much, everyone! <3 I'm really glad you like the look :)

kellyyes said...

so beautiful. i love your eyes. those red cheryr lashes are amazing!

Gone2RehabBRB said...

That lower lashline color kills <3

Lady Bethezda @ Bethezda's Preocupations said...

Holy Moly Batman! Uh-mazing detail, simply gorgeous! Thanks for posting.

LaraBeTheOne said...

SO pretty!

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