Smoked Aubergine (Using Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iwanted to create a colourful, smokey look using the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette (click here to see my post on this palette) and came up with this combination.  I really liked how using New Money (a metallic medium fuschia-pink) in the crease added some brightness to the look.

To complement the look: I used Kiko Marmoreal Biscuit Baked Blush on the cheeks (click here to read more about this product), Laura Gellar Baked Brulee Highlighter in Toasted Coconut to highlight the cheekbones and MAC Bombshell lipstick on the lips.

Looking for more combination ideas using the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette? Click here to view more looks (you can also see sneak peeks of upcoming looks occasionally on my Instagram page @makeupbysairalee).

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.

Products

Base: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer in White
Lid: Livin’ Lavish (metallic deep aubergine purple)
Outer Lid/Outer v: Decadent (matte deep black)
Crease: New Money (metallic medium fuschia-pink)
Inner Corners: Chocolate Gold (metallic bright jewel gold)
Highlight: Rollin’ in Dough (matte light cream)
Lower Lashline: Livin’ Lavish and New Money (as above)
Upper Lashline: Decadent (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)

Steps

1. Apply Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).  

2. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Livin’ Lavish on to the lid.

3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Decadent on to the outer part of the lid.  Use the same brush to sweep Decadent slightly up and out to create a ‘v’ shape in the outer v of the eye.

4. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and sweep New Money into the crease.  Use a windshield wiper motion to blend the colour into the crease.

5. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) or a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and apply a little of Chocolate Gold into the inner corners of the eyes.  This step adds some brightness and some nice contrast to the purple and pink shades elsewhere on the lid.

6. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217, MAC 226)  and sweep Rollin’ in Dough on to the browbone to highlight.

7. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Livin’ Lavish along the lower lashline.  Use the same brush to apply New Money along the lower lashline, overlaying with Livin’ Lavish.  You can also apply a little of Chocolate Gold along the inner lower lashline if New Money has covered it over.

8. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Decadent along the upper lashline.  I used Decadent as an eyeliner as I wanted softer definition along the upper lashline.  It also meant I could use just the one palette for my look.  You could use a black eyeliner pencil or gel eyeliner if you want a crisper line.

9. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.  

Here is one one more picture of the finished look:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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