Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Smoked Crimson Eye Makeup FOTD

Here's a look I threw together one night while messing around with some makeup I had never used before.

I have a simple pictorial and the eyeshadows I used but I don't have any of the other products I used that day. Sorry!
However I think this pictorial really highlights the fact that when it comes to makeup- it gets worse before it gets better. Hah. At first you look like a mess and ask yourself, what am I doing? But you keep trekking on and in the end you are left with something you can be proud of! Looking at the first pictures in this compared to the final product proves my point.

The first thing I did for this look was covered my eyelids with Nyx's chubby pencil in Milk. If you are a beauty fanatic and haven't heard this trick, you must live under a rock! Putting a white base first helps boost the pigmentation of eyeshadows that are too sheer on their own. Plus they are a little sticky to help it adhere better.

I swept the nameless color - so I'm calling it crimson- all over my lid. The coloring in this picture isn't the best. The pigmentation was a lot better in person.

Next I loaded the 2nd darker color onto the top of the lid. I was experimenting with different color placement...this isn't normally how I do my eyeshadow FYI haha

Next I blended out the two colors and added a highlight, then added the rest of my makeup.

The first color I used in this was this coppery red shade (marked with a daisy) from this small compact palette. It's called "Halo-the palette" from Profusion. I found this little guy on clearance for, like, 60 cents after christmas last year at Walgreens. I bought a few of them since I figured why not? So cheap! And, plus side, they don't suck! They aren't the greatest but I have no complaints, particularly for the price.

It's funny that I'm finally posting this (belated) post featuring Profusion when I have quite a few more Profusion goodies coming up!

For the crease I used the definer color in the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette. I need to get better pictures of this because it has a beautiful duochrome that didn't really show up in pictures.

So that's that. Just a simple look I played with one boring night, using all very cheap makeup products!

What do you think? 

Follow your bliss,
Ember Darling


  1. Very pretty! I love the lid color and that lipstick looks wonderful on you!


    1. Thank you! xo Honestly I don't remember what I was wearing on my lips that's why I didnt mention it haha

  2. I know this is more about your eye make-up (which is nice), but I love your lip color and it looks great on you.

    1. thank you hah since you're the 2nd person to say that I think I should have paid more attention to my lipstick haha! I don't remember what I put on that day :/ but thanks for the compliments either way xox


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