June 14, 2010

Hubby and I were meeting up with an old friend for drinks yesterday afternoon and I thought I take my makeup back to basic. By basic I mean a smokey eye with only two colours: black and white (plus highlight shade). I used Nars Pandora duo and actually liked how this turned out. I do usually use a tone of eyeshadows in my looks but it was nice to do a pretty smokey eye with much less products. The lips are veryyyyyy nude, that's Myth lipstick for you. I did want drama so it worked out for me.

Let me know how you like the look. Hope everyone started Monday on a great note.

Face
MUFE F&B - #32
Ben Nye Powder
Sculpt
BB Nude Shimmer Brick - this is the ideal "glow" blush for NC/NW25 skintones

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Nars Pandora duo - lid and crease, black shade to smudge liner
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Feline e/k - to line
Lancome Hypnose

Lips
Naked l/l
Myth l/s
Clear gloss

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Oh, and I got hubby to take a picture of my outfit. I always forget to do that! I love me some polka dots. The top is from a random store in Montreal, skirt is from Smart Set. The pumps are Nine West where I buy most of my shoes:
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12 Responses to "Back to Basics - Black and White Smokey"

  1. Kat Stanford Says:

    Wow! I really like the eyes!! So pretty, even with just 2 colours :)

  2. prettyaspeaches Says:

    very pretty! You did an awesome job with the blending too! Great outfit :)

  3. Fintia Says:

    You look great with polka dots! I love them too. I think it's fun to wear them. LOvely make up look!

  4. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Kat - thanks, sometimes two colours is all you need :)

    Prettyaspeaches - thank you, the blending took a while but hopefully I managed.

    Fintia - thank you :) polka dots are my favourite pattern

  5. Arianne Says:

    Amazing! You did a really good job blending black and white. I wouldn't even wanna go there... it's too daunting to blend!

    Love the shape you created. It's really flattering.

  6. Tina Says:

    Hot stuff! Beautiful smokey and great outfit...bet hubby kept u close all night :)

  7. Cydonian Says:

    Yay! Lovely smokey eye. I love your looks... glad I noticed you had a blog link in your sig on Spektra :)

  8. Candy Kawaii Lover Says:

    Awesome make-up. I wanna try this one. Your eyes looks so pretty!


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  9. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Arianne - thanks sweetie, black and white takes just a little bit more patience, but try it. I bet u'll love the result :)

    Tina - thanks girl :) he actually was the one who insisted on taking the full outfit pic ;)

    Cydonian - thank you and glad you're enjoying my FOTD's :)

  10. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Candy lover - thank you so much :)

  11. Shayla Says:

    Look at you, you hottie! Beautiful makeup, love the simplicity and drama of it!

  12. Shadowy Lady Says:

    thanks sweetie :)

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