New year’s look: smokey eyes in indigo blue

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New year is coming! I’ve been thinking about a look which matches my personality, that’s why I’ve decided to create a smokey-eyes/nude lips makeup. New year is a special night, a night to forget some things of your past and start with new aims in life. This year has been quite difficult in some personal aspects, that is why I want to approach this 2017 with a reinvention of the classical smokey eyes, put on my best dress and dance all night!

I’ve given a twist to the shades of Indigo Blue: defined as a very special grey stone with blue tones as a result of a combination of white fragments distributed through the stone in an unequal way.

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I think this color is great to accentuate brown eyes and create a really cool look for brunettes. The products I used are:

  • Lancome Genifique serum and Visionnaire moisturizer.
  • Born this way Too faced foundation in Vanilla.
  • Nars radiant creamy concealer in Vanilla.
  • Too faced Insurance eye primer: for eyelid and pre-concealer.
  • Essence trio palette ‘Secrets of the past’.
  • Nabla indigo blue eyeshadow ‘Baltic’.
  • Laura Mercier loose setting powder.
  • Chocolate Bar Too faced palette: Hazelnut, Haute Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate.
  • Christian Dior Jazzclub makeup clutch Smokey Jazz 001: shimmer white eyeshadow.
  • Better than sex Too faced mascara.
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curler.
  • Nars eye pencil in dark brown Mambo.
  • Bobbi Brown charcoal eyeshadow used as eyeliner.
  • Too faced Hangover blush.
  • Bobbi Brown nude lipliner.
  • Nars lipstick in Damage.
  • Estée Lauder Pure Crystal lipstick in Baby Crystal.
  • Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray.

Look step-by-step:

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  1. After moisturizing and use the eyelid primer in the skin, tap a matte eyeshadow on your eyelid giving a proper triangle shape.
  2. Apply more primer on the matte eyeshadow.
  3. Apply some indigo blue shimmer eyeshadow on the matte one.
  4. Use some micellar water to avoid any eyeshadow powder under eyes (any time you need to do it).
  5. Use a fluffy blending brush with a soft brown matte eyeshadow to your crease. Make small circular motions to lay color down and windshield wiper motions to soften the line and blend. That’s the most important step when it comes to smokey eyes. For this I’ve used two shades of brown, but if you want it more dramatic you can use a gray tone as well.
  6. Next, with your finger, apply some shimmery white eyeshadow to give more electricity to the look.
  7. Apply a dark brown eye pencil on your waterline and on top lash line.
  8. Water the charcoal eyeshadow and use an eyeliner brush to create a natural and edgy smokey eye, depending on your taste you can exagerate it, giving more or less intensity.
  9. Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes. You can do this step before applying eyeliner.
  10. Use a small pointed blending brush to unify your look, also along lower lash line.
  11. After applying more micellar water, apply the concealer as usual. I use my fingers as they give a more natural look thanks to the temperature of my hand.
  12. Apply your foundation before or after working on your smokey eyes with a beauty blender or your hands. Set everything with a loose setting powder.
  13. Apply some blush on your cheeks.
  14. Use a nude lip pencil to shape your lips and fill them in with a brownish tone. Use a beige gloss or lipstick to soften the tone and get really nude lips.
  15. Finally apply some setting spray all over your face, which will prevent caky effect on your makeup and will set your look.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BARCELONA!

Winter trends

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For this season we have many options: from nude to glittery, depending if we want to get a natural look for casual days or more intense for special nights out. I love matching eyeshadows and lips with nail polishes, so I choose a similar colour.

BURGUNDY AND PLUM 

Get inspiration in grape and wine colours! to me the sexiest together with red lips. I prefer to leave the rest of the face fresh and natural, just with the mascara and a blush which fits the lipstick tone.

BACK TO CLASSICS: RED AND GOLD

I love the classical Chanel look with golden eyeshadow and red matte rouge for special ocasions. These festive days are a great chance to try these colours,  but I always prefer them with a natural twist.

SMOKEY AND GOTHIC

The key with gothic look and smokey eyes is pointing out the eyes and use a nude lipstick. Smokey eyeshadows can be more natural in grey or brown shades during daytime and blacker at night. Here are some ideas and steps for your looks:

GO NATURAL

I love autumn colours and all its shades: bronze, beige, brown… I always use my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, it’s got great pigmentation and it is easy to blend.

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