Good Evening Beautiful Readers!
This evening I am bringing you another makeup of the day post using my current obsession! I recently got the Lorac Pro Palette 2, and I am in love with it!! I am going to share the look I created today, and I will also share some thoughts on a few of the newer products I used. I will give you my first impressions for now, and I will update with my full thoughts in my January love it or leave it.
Today I created a beautiful green smoky eye that is perfect for day or night. If you have the slightest flecks of green in your eyes this look will really make your eyes pop! Deep shades of green are my favorite to work with, especially with my eye color. If you’d like to see this look, and learn how to achieve it just keep reading!
- Lorac behind the scenes eye primer
- Lorac Pro Palette 2 (Shades: Buff, Nectar, Light Brown, Jade, Mocha, Beige, and Snow)
- Stila stay all day waterproof liquid liner
- Stila Huge Extreme lash mascara
- Mac extended play gigablack lash
- Sephora Collection waterproof eye contour pencil
I started off this look with priming my eyes. This was the first time I tried the Lorac behind the scenes primer, and so far it isn’t bad but it’s not amazing me either. It is just a clear primer, and I honestly thing my Smashbox one is better. However, it did keep my shadow on throughout the day.
For the eye look I started with using the lightest shade called Buff to set the primer. I always recommend setting your primer so you’re not trying to blend shadows on a tacky primer which could make your shadow patchy. Next, I took my Morphe E27 which is a large eye blending brush to apply Nectar right above the crease. This shade is a pink-brown color, and it works perfect as a transition shade to help all your shadows blend out easily. Then I took a natural hair blending brush that was slightly smaller to put the light brown shade in my crease. The light brown shade in this palette is a warm brown, and I think a warm brown pairs beautifully with a green. Then I took the shade Jade, and I packed it all across my eye lids. Then I went back in with a small amount of Nectar to blend out the harsh edges.
I didn’t want to do a winged liner today so I simply did a thin line of my Stila stay all day waterproof liquid liner across my eye lids to define the lash line. On my lower lash line I took the shade Mocha with a small pencil brush, and just lightly smudged it across my lower lash line. Then I applied my Sephora Collection eye contour pencil to my water line. This liner is AMAZING!!! It will not move all day long. For my top lashes I used my Stila mega lash extreme mascara. I love the way this mascara makes my lashes look thick, voluminous, and long. For the bottom lashes I used my Mac extended play gigablack lash. This is my holy grail mascara for my bottom lashes. It makes them look so much longer than they really are. I took the shades Snow and Beige to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and my brow bone.
Side note: Some have said this palette does not blend easily, but I personally had no problem getting the eye shadows to blend out. However, there is a lot of fall out with these eye shadows. I highly recommend doing your eye makeup first when using this palette so eye shadow does not get on your foundation and concealer. I will give an in-depth review on this palette in an upcoming post!
- Hourglass mineral veil primer
- Smashbox pore minimizing primer
- Smashbox Studio Skin 15hr wear foundation
- Tarte Shape tape concealer
- Laura Mercier translucent setting powder
- Kat Von D contour Subconscious
- Tarte blush Exposed
- Wet and Wild highlight Precious Petals (Limited Edition, sorry :/)
I primed my skin using two primers because I’m ridiculous like that! 😛 Feel free to only use one primer. I like how the Hourglass primer smooths my skin, but I also like how well the Smashbox one minimizes my pores. So I use the Hourglass one all over my face, and the Smashbox one just in the areas where I have large pores.
Then I went in with my Studio Skin 15hr wear foundation from Smashbox. I am obsessed with this foundation! I bought it the end of October, and I swear I can’t stop using it. My bottle is almost gone! It gives such a beautiful finish to the skin, it has buildable coverage, and it lasts a long time. Next, I used the Tarte shape tape concealer under my eyes, and to highlight the center of my face. I hate to say it, but I honestly don’t like this concealer so far. Please don’t attack me! 😛 I know there is a huge hype around this product, but it looks heavy and cakey on my skin. I will continue to try it out, but right now I am not a fan. To set both the foundation and the concealer I used my Laura Mercier translucent powder. I won’t rave on it too much because I have already talked about how much I love it too many times.
I contoured using my Kat Von D powder in the shade Subconscious. I know this is all I’ve used for contour lately, but it is the only thing I have at the moment. Anyone that knows a good contour shade for pale skin hook a sister up! I am on the hunt for a new contour powder, and I would love your suggestions! I then applied my Tarte blush in the shade Exposed. This shade is a gorgeous nude shade that goes with any look you do. I wanted my cheeks to be subtle since my eyes were more intense. To highlight I used my Wet and Wild mega highlight in the shade Precious Petals. This product was a limited edition one, and I hate to mention it for that reason. However, lately I fallen back in love with the glow it gives my skin. Lastly, I used Mac fix plus to set my face. Lately I have been loving how fix plus makes my skin look since my skin is slightly dryer right now.
- Nyx Cosmetics lip liner in the shade Pale Pink
- Jeffrey Star liquid lipstick in the shade Posh Spice
I wanted to wear lipstick today, but I didn’t want it to compete with the eyes. I wanted my eyes to be the star of the show today. I started by applying my Nyx Cosmetics lip liner in the shade pale pink. This is the perfect shade of pale pink, and it is my go to liner. On top of the liner I used Jeffrey Stars liquid lipstick in the shade Posh Spice. This is a gorgeous cool tone brown shade. I love the way it pairs with my skin tone. I personally no longer support Jeffrey Star, but I will still use the items I had previously purchased from the makeup line. That is a whole other story however. I thought this lip paired perfect with the eye look.
I hope you all enjoyed this makeup look! Just a reminder, you do not have to have these exact products to recreate this look. Use products that look similar, and I promise your look will come out just as good. If you do use the Lorac palette I recommend you to start with a light amount of shadow on your brush, and slowly build the intensity. This will always help you blend your shadows out easier.
Thank you so much for reading! If you recreate this look tag me so I can see it!
~Kayle Jo ❤