Graphite

Since Ida did her sparkly black cat eye+red lip look a while ago I've been thinking a lot about the classic black+red combo, and yesterday when I sat down to do my makeup I felt it was time for that full on smokey eye. I wanted to do black with charcoal sparkle, a really really deep grey that will enhance the black. And of course I also ended up dunking the inner corners with holo glitter. Yep. I used pitch black Sugarpill Bulletproof (for the first time in ages, it is so good!!) as the main part of the look, while Graphite (230) from KIKO (I did a Water Eyeshadow overview in yesterdays post, check it out!) is what I applied on the inner half of the lids, I applied it wet with a small brush to get them most out of that charcoal sparkle. The absolute inner corner is Lit Cosmetics Cher #4, a gritty holographic silver glitter. And a little trick: I finished this look off by blending some bronzer along the edges of the smokey eye to make the black appear.. blacker. I always find that it does. If I only blend a black out by itself or with a cool brown the edges turns blue on me, it just drains the energy from my face. The bronzer really helps keep the intensity. Try this trick if you can't get the black or grey smokey eye to work! Face: Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – Classic Beige (1) Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation – 1,5 (last two foundations mixed. Didn't work, don't do it.) Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer By Terry Impearlious Voile de Perle Compact Highlighter Brows: Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel Eyes: Sugarpill Eyeshadow - Bulletproof KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow - Graphite (230) Lit Cosmetics Glitter - Cher #4 Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06 Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Lips: IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner – True Red IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – True Red