navy smokey eye21/03/2016
I substituted my green eyeshadow lovin’ with an equally fun alternative. In between having some rarely used shades in my make-up palette and stalking runway beauty looks, I fell for the navy smokey eye. There’s a fine line between the glam grunge vibes of the deep blue shade and the so called “just-got-punched” look but I am so prepared to walk it.
Here’s how I’ve been wearing the navy smokey eye lately:
Daytime – A light wash of navy eyeshadow across the lid with some lip balm acting as mascara. I have not yet gathered the courage to go completely bare-lashed so this has been a good option to test the waters. The lip balm adds just enough texture to the lashes sans the color. For the faint of heart when bright colored eyeshadow is concerned – take an angled brush and use the shade as a fun eyeliner! It is still a fun way to incorporate color in your make-up routine but without the risk of overdoing it.
Nighttime – My time. But also time for some smokey drama. To give the blue shade some extra dimension, I’ve been actually priming the whole eyelid with a cream olive green eyeshadow. It gives the powder something to stick to while also prolonging its wear time. Spraying the brush with MAC Fix+, dipping it into the navy eyeshadow, packing it heavily on my lids and messily blending it out got the job done. For that lived-in look feel free to smear some of that lip balm over top. I did not go light on the mascara this time; with this look – the clumpier the mascara the better.
On the rest of my face in both looks I’m wearing a bit of L’Oreal True Match foundation mixed into my daily moisturizer for some fresh glow on the skin without too much coverage. I lightly dusted the T-zone with L’Oreal Nude Magique BB powder and skipped the blush. MAC Creme d’Nude lipstick is dabbed onto the center of my lips.