New Years Eve in DC Part II-b

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ok time to get to the up close and personal for my look! As usual for me it was all about the eyes and as soon as I saw Pixiwoo do these smokey eyes I was hooked. It was in their tutorial on Pam Anderson's look (you can find it here) and what I loved most about it is how simplistic it is when you really think about it. Except for the color on the lid and a little bit of brow highlight, this is all done with one matte black color. Just taking it over and over again along the crease, shading as you go - all to ensure a sharp but blended final product.

I do have to admit that I think this looks somewhat better on a woman with less lid space because it comes across as even smokier than it is. Still for the second time of having done it on myself I do think it does something for the shape of my eyes that I really like. Probably more than almost any other smokey eye that I've done I think this really elongates my eye shape.

Products Used:

~~MAC shimmery beige eyeshadow(name unknown)
~~Stila eyeshadow in makalu
~~Sephora kohl pencil in 01 keep black
~~MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
~~Nars highlight in Albatross 
~~Clinique High Impact Mascara (the one in the forest green tube)

I just wasn't in the mood for falsies on NYE, but I think that's another addition that ups the drama factor. I finished off the look with a bit of blush (I've forgotten which one - sorry!) and Wet n' Wild lipstick. I didn't want to top it with gloss because I felt the more satin finish worked better with the vintage-y feel of the evening.

Mimi (MakeupWithdrawal) said...

That is so gorgeous! Your eyeshadow placement and blending is absolutely impeccable, and I'm beyond envious of your brows and lashes!

Dana said...

Thanks Mimi! I just started having my eyebrows threaded after moving to DC (I was a wax-er) and I love the change! For the eye look though I give full props to Sam from Pixiwoo for doing an incredible job teaching on YouTube!

Mimi Eatly said...

Gorgeous look! xx

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