I was really eager to play with the deeper, smouldering tones in the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette (you can read more about the palette here) and came up with this smokey look. I used Sacred Heart, a shimmery peachy-coral shade, to blend out the crease and add some warmth to the look.
To complement the look: I used Kiko Baked Blush in Marmoreal Biscuit (you can read more about this product here) on the cheeks and Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipstick in Devotion (you can read more about this product here) on the lips.
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Here’s how to re-create this look:
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Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer (clear)
Outer Lid/Crease: Exorcism (deep matte purple)
Lid: Cathedral (deep metallic gunmetal silver)
Blend Crease: Sacred Heart (medium shimmery peachy-coral)
Highlight: Amen (light matte beige)
Lower Lashline: Cathedral (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
1. Apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance 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 crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and apply Exorcism to the outer part of the lid. Blend the colour up into the crease to add some extra dimension to the eyes. Keep Exorcism concentrated in the outer part of the lid so that the look retains the smokiness.
3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Cathedral on the lid.
4. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and use Sacred Heart to blend out the edges of Exorcism in the crease. Sacred Heart adds some warmth to the look.
5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Amen on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour. Using a matte highlighter shade helps to ‘clean up’ and freshen the eye when using smoky, deep shades elsewhere on the lid.
6. Take an angled liner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Cathedral along the lower lashline.
7. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here is one one more picture of the finished look: