Sunday, 29 June 2014

FOTD: Dramatic Smokey Eye and Red Lip


Or should I say 'Face of the night'? I went and saw one of my favourite bands Hands Like Houses the other night (and might I add I caught a drumstick woohoo!) and this is the makeup I wore out. So If you want to find out how I achieved this look please read on!


The base products I used were identical to my go to clubbing look, what can I say, once you find something good you stick to it! Nars blush in Orgasm and the Benefit Hoola bronzer are a staple for me when going out as they photograph so well. I'm starting to get tired of my Mac Studio Fix and want to try something new, but I'm still in spending ban mode and want to finish it up before I purchase a new foundation. On my lips I used the Lime Crime lipstick in Glamour 101, a rich red which is exactly like the name - glamorous! 


Like usual my Naked palette was the star of my smokey eye look, although the matte white from my MUA palette seems to always make an appearance as its the perfect highlight colour. I forgot to include  in the photo my Maybelline master precise liner, which I used for the first time and was seriously impressed! A look isn't compete without brows in my opinion and I'm seriously in love with the Mac auto brow pencil in Lingering at the moment, I actually have 'Fling' the lighter shade available although I find that Lingering gives me a much more defined look without making my brows look too dark for my blonde hair.



I find the key to a good smokey eye is copious amounts of blending! Oh where would I be without my Sigma E40 Tapered blending brush I bought yonks back. Anyway, thats the lowdown of the makeup look! Thanks so much for reading and do let me know if your a fan or not of dramatic eyes and lips together!

Monique xx



20 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous Monique. Love the shade of your hair, the lip ring and the red lippy. So cool!!! I wish I had a steady hand to achieve the perfect flick like what you've done. You've got me green with envy xx

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    1. Aw thankyou Gemma!! I actually always forget I have a lip ring lol. You're too kind xx

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  2. You look gorgeous! I use so many of those products when I go out too! I'm actually looking for a new foundation as well, something without SPF so I don't get any flashback! xxx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    1. Thankyou! Let me know how you go on your foundation hunt as I know ill need some help picking my next one, theres just too many to chose from! haha xx

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  3. Whoa Monique, what a stunning look hon - love your work hon, especially the eye liner, and that lipstick is sensational ♥

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    1. Thankyou so much lovely! I really want to get my hands on some more Limecrime lipsticks, they're amazing quality :) xx

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  4. I just love your makeup style, hun. You always look so glam and polished, like you have a makeup artist following you around. Gorgeous!

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    1. Aw thanks so much gorgeous!! I certainly do wish I had a makeup artist following me around- I wouldn't mind scrolling through beauty heaven whilst having my face slaved over! haha xx

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  5. You look beautiful, Monique! Your eye makeup is perfect and I'm really digging your lip ring. :)

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    1. Thank you lovely!! Sometimes the lip ring can be a pain when putting on lipstick but I make it work! haha xx

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  6. You are such a pretty one monique and I love your makeup and that ring suits you well xx

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    1. Such kind words, thank you so much!! xx

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  7. Monique you look absolutely stunning..love your make!! :)

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog!! I'm following you now on bloglovin, and google+! I would be happy if you will follow me back on bloglovin too! Thanks :)

    Keep in touch
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

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    1. Thankyou! I followed you back on Bloglovin :)

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  8. Gorgeous!! Your winged eyeliner looks perfect :)

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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  9. So SO stunning! Your eyeshadow blending skills are amazing!!
    Lovely look!
    I've just followed your blog on bloglovin! would love if you could check out my blog back!
    Keep in touch!!
    xxx


    stylelikehers

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    1. Thankyou!! Will stop by your blog now :) x

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