Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Femme Fatale - a.k.a. - The Perfect Smoky Eye

I love wearing sultry, smoky, sexy eyes because it makes me feel like a mysterious siren from the past. I love creating characters with my makeup because what you wear can really influence your mood and personality. This look is perfect for those who want to achieve the mystery and danger of a Femme Fatale. I used my Anastasia Lavish palette almost exclusively to create this look, but since it was limited edition, I would suggest the Kat Von D Monarch Palette for a similar color selection.

1. Prime the eyes to prevent creasing and ensure intense, long wearing color payoff, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion. 
2. Blend a matte peach shade along the whole length of the crease and up towards the brow bone, I used 'Orange Soda' from the Anastasia Lavish Palette.
3. Define the crease by blending in a darker rust color, I used 'Sienna' from the Anastasia Lavish Palette.
4. Darken the outer 'v' of the eye with a warm dark brown, I used 'Rum Cake' from the Anastasia Lavish Palette.
5. Pat a shimmery, mossy neutral over the inner third of the lid, I used my Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in 'Black Karat'. It's an absolutely gorgeous color that can go with so many looks, I think everyone should check it out for themselves.
6. Softly blend in the smallest amount of black on the outer edge of the lash line and slightly blend it upwards towards the crease, I used 'Black Diamond' from the Anastasia Lavish Palette.
7. Place a pop of gold glitter in the inner corners of the eyes to add drama and sparkle, I used my Sephora Glitter Liner & Mascara in 'VIP Gold'.
8. Define the top lash line with a strong winged liner, I used my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in 'Trooper' and then add mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
9. On the bottom lash line, smudge a mix of 'Orange Soda' and 'Sienna' across the whole length and darken the outer third with the black shadow. Add a couple of individual lashes along the outer corner for intense drama.
10. Full lashes really make this look stand out, first I used a strip of Ardell Demi Wispies and then I interspersed super long individual lashes over the strip for extra length and volume.
11. Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Ash'.

Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass Ambient Light in 'Ethereal'
Bronzer: Nars in 'Laguna'
Blush: Tarte in 'Peaceful'
Highlight: Laura Mercier in 'Highlight 01'

Liner: Palladio in 'Nearly Nude'
Lipstick: Buxom in 'Nudist'
Gloss: Bare Escentuals in 'Show Off'

Here are links to my review and some other looks I've done with the Lavish Palette: Look 1.  Look 2.  Look 3.  Review.

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