Thursday, August 18, 2011

So Gothic

Hey everyone!

Today's look is going to be a super dramatic look! It is best when you go for a night out, or clubbing! The look is using matte grey and black eyeshadow - no shimmer at all. So if you have matte grey and black eyeshadow, you're good to go! :)

Let's get started with the eyes...

the gothic look :)
Products I used

Eyeshadow swatches

Eye Brushes

Steps by Steps 
  1. Prime your eyes with Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer to avoid eyeshadows from creasing. Use your fingers to apply it all over your eyes.
  2. Take a matte grey eyeshadow, or use Iron eyeshadow from Bobbi Brown Shadow Options Palette if you have, and apply it all over your lid with Sigma E55.
  3. Take a matte soft brown eyeshadow, or use Flint from the palette, and apply it in the crease with Sigma E35. Use back and forth movement, this also helps to blend the grey eyeshadow or Iron out so there is no harsh line. 
  4. Take a matte black eyeshadow, or use Caviar from the palette, and place it in the outer corner of the eyes with Sigma E35. Then, blend it back and forth with Sigma E40
  5. Apply Navajo eyeshadow under your brows with Sigma E40. You can use any eyeshadow that matches with your skin tone color. 
  6. Line your lower lash line with Caviar using a pointy blending brush (also called smudger brush). I used Urban Decay Karma Brush - Blending Brush
  7. Line your upper lash line and water line with Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx
  8. Curl your lashes and apply Covergirl Lashblast Mascara in Black
Now you have your gothic look! 

For face, keep it simple :) 

Products I used

Face Brushes 
correction: Sigma F70, not E70

Steps by Steps 
  1. Apply your favorite foundation all over your face with Sigma F84. I used Lioele Triple Solutions BB Cream
  2. Cover your dark circles under your eyes with Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Medium. Place the concealer with Sigma F70, then blend it with your ring finger. 
  3. Pat Palladio Rice Powder in Natural with a powder puff all over your face. Pat it evenly! 
  4. Contour your cheeks with Benefit Hoola Bronzer using MAC 109
  5. Take any soft pink blush, like MAC Pink Cult (limited edition), and just sweep a little bit of it in the apple of your cheeks with MAC 109
For lips, don't use bold lipstick colors! A Nude lipstick is the most appropriate for this look :)

You're done! 

And there you have it! 

The Bobbi Brown Shadow Options Eye Palette was a limited edition. L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Color Smokes Eye Shadow in Blackened Smokes and e.l.f eyeshadow quad in Drama are the best alternatives for this look. However, you can use any grey or black eyeshadows as long as they are matte finishes. Here are some alternatives: MAC Print, MAC Typographic, MAC Scene for gray eyeshadows, and MAC Carbon is a matte black eyeshadow. 

Reminder: since your eyes are so dramatic, keep the rest of the face simple! Means don't over blush, use any soft colors blush, and just use it a little bit of the products. Apply sparingly in your cheeks, just for the sake of having a little bit of glow in your cheeks. This rule also applies to lip colors; use nude beige or nude pink lipstick. You can just have a lipstick on, or with nude or lipgloss on top of it.

Thanks for reading my blog guys! Hope you like the look! 


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