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Hello! I have just uploaded this up on my IGTV , but it is a much-requested and SUPER popular eye look from clients so I wanted to do a quick how-to on here as well and talk you through the step-by-step and the key products to get this Smokey Rose Gold Halo Eye makeup look.
It’s relatively easy to achieve this kind of look ; with one decent eye palette, some shimmer and lots of blending and a bit of patience. These kind of tones work for pretty much ANY outfit you could ever wear and it’s great for all kinds of occasions.
A quick note on the palette I used : the Urban Decay Born To Run eyeshadow palette…. it’s one I had forgotten about and dug up again recently but I must say it’s one of THE best and most versatile eye palettes I have. The mix of colours, the blend of mattes and shimmer shadows and the pigment is nice and strong. One to consider if you want a really good all-round palette.
1.) Prime the eyelid so you have a nice smooth and even canvas to work on.
2.) Grab your palette and work in the dark matte brown into the inner and outer corners, almost in large dots, with the outer winging out slightly to give a flattering eye shape.
3.) Blend out and smoke.
4.) Blend across some warmer tones across the socket to give a nice shape, leave the lid in the centre clean.
5.) Under the lash line, use the deep brown matte on the inner and outer corner, again leaving the middle bare.
6.) Apply a beige/pale tone into the centre of the lid to make the flesh tone pop even brighter.
7.) Apply the Stila Rose Gold Retro (or similar) into the middle of the lid and blend out softly. Also dab on the lower lash line in the centre.
8.) Use a dark brown or black kohl liner on the lower lash line, avoiding the centre but making sure it graduates nicely.
9.) Black liquid eyeliner on top to create a neat and prominent feline flick.
10.) Curl lashes, mascara, false eyelashes.
Products Used :
press samples marked with a *
Wet n’ Wild Photofocus eye primer*
Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette* (key shades = punk, Riff, Blaze, Breakaway, Ignite)
Stila Magnificent Metals* ‘Rose Gold Retro‘
KVD Vegan Beauty Black Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline Master Drama khol eyeliner ‘dark brown’
Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara
KISS Naked Drama lashes ‘Chiffon’*
In case you came here from the IGTV video and wanted more info or shades on the other products I used to finish my face then these are as below, and in order I believe!
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter*
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream* (check out my review of all of these right here if you haven’t already!)
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer*
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Bronzer 03 (The one I have used for about 6 years!)
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blusher ‘Love is the Drug’*
PIXI Glow-Y Powder ‘Wednesdays’* : my new LOVE!
ELF Setting Powder*
Barry M Minx lipliner
IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip balm*
Dear Dahlia lip treatment/gloss ‘morning dew’*
5 KEY BRUSHES : Laura Mercier Powder Brush (Bronzer/powder), Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush (sorry, but I still think it’s one of the best ever!), Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush (blending and softening), Louise Young LY38A (one of my most-used shadow brushes ; great for sockets, blending, undereye softening etc), Crownbrush C517* (this is a super handy brush, can be used for cream contour, concealer buffing and precision application, cream blushes/highlight etc)