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2/20/2012

A Combination of Mattes, Velvet and Satin finishes

Lately I have been exploring eyeshadows with a matte, velvet and satiny finishes. Shades with these finishes are very work-friendly and can easily be paired with a bright lipstick shade. 

Products Used
Face
-I mixed my Guerlain foundation with Chanel Pro Lumiere and used a foundation brush to apply
-To neutralize the shadows under my eyes I used a bit of BB corrector
-To brighten under the eyes I applied LM secret concealer on top of the corrector
-The concealers were set with LM secret brightening powder
-Guerlain Terracota Bronzing powder was used to define the cheekbones
-MAC Mineralize blush in warm soul on the apples of the cheeks
Eyes
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in milk was used as a base all over the eyelid and brow bone
-MAC Orb (matte) shadow was used as a second shadow base to set the creaminess of Milk
-MAC Texture (velvet) was applied above the crease as the transition color
-MAC Espresso (matte) was blended into the crease
-MAC Shroom (satin) was applied on the lid, the inner corners of the eyes and the brow bone
- I lined my top lashline with Blacktrack fluidline 
- Lashes were curled with E.L.F. eyelash curler and coated with LORAC Multiplex 3D mascara
-Ardell lashes in #53 were applied
Lips
-A couple layers of Hourglass Femme Rouge in Nocturnal was applied on the lips
Hourglass Femme Rouge is reviewed here:


I hope you like the look! If you know of any other mattes, satins or velvets that you really like please share them here :)
Xx-Anel

17 comments:

  1. I'm feeling the matte eyeshadows lately! Oh the hourglass noctural looks lovely on you!

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  2. love the lippie!!! so nice!


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  3. Very pretty! I love them all! Everyday is different with me and what I prefer =)

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    1. :) Me too Miranda! I try and make everyday a new adventure

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  4. Beautiful look, and I really admire your winged eyeliner skill!

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    1. Thanks Emi! Glad you like the look :))

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  5. Pretty, Anel ! The majority of the time I sport shimmered or frosty eyeshadows but, it is nice to have matte ones for those days when you need a more muted down look :)

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    1. Yes I know what you mean. I have so many shimmery shadows, I was like okay I need to get some mattes. For those days when you want more subtle muted eyes :)

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  6. Hello, what is the bb corrector color? Thank you

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  7. Hello, what is the bb corrector color? Thank you

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