I was feeling very inspired by my new makeup and a necklace I was gifted, so here’s the look I came up with.
To get this Makeup Monday party started I primed my eye with the original Urban Decay Primer Potion and set the upper part of my lid with white shadow, specifically Skull from the KVD Pastel Goth Palette, then softly blended a neutral grey shadow in my crease, I used Dagger, also from the Pastel Goth Palette. You don’t need to use these exact shadows, you could very easily substitute those shades with the white and grey in the Sonia Kashuk palette, reviewed here, though that white is much less pigmented.
Next I smudged an eye crayon from Boots No7 in the shade Gunmetal Grey on my lid, topped that off with the black shadow from the Sonia Kashuk palette mentioned above. I like the subtle glow that I get when I put matte shadow over a shimmery cream, and it does help the shadow really adhere to my lid. I also went black and made sure to keep blending the edges and adding more grey shadow where it was needed, when in doubt blend it out.
I quickly tightlined with UD Waterline pencil in Legend, then ran UD 24/7 pencil in Goldmine along my lower lashline, then smudged/set that with UD Baked Cowboy shadow, from an old palette, just use any shadow that somewhat matches your gold liner. To really make my inner corner pop I applied the gold liner with a brush and topped it with the face highlight I used, Becca’s Jaclyn Hill collab Prosecco Pop from the Champagne Split I picked up in my summer haul way back when. Any gold highlight works.
Lastly I applied the game changer, UD Razor Sharp liner in Goldrush. These Liners are so ridiculously good. Pigmented, metallic, and they last forever. Swatches have survived showers, micellar water, intense hand washing, all of it. Oil based removers and hot water do the trick to get them off though. The mascara I used was the L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt, which I think is my new favorite drugstore mascara, as small update to this post.
Here’s the final look, with the necklace that inspired me.
Black eye look with black lipstick is a lot, but I was really feeling the black and gold them of this. I could definitely see this with a neutral nude lip as well if you want something more “wearable”, as if this isn’t how I go to the grocery store.
Thanks for hanging out, hope you liked this look, and I’ll see you on Friday.