KYRA

Brown smokey eye, dark skin

Brown smokey eye, dark skin

Can we all just pause and take a minute to appreciate how beautiful Kyra is??

She was planning to be a guest at a wedding last weekend, so her lovely mother booked me to do her makeup. Kyra wanted a fairly neutral makeup look with a bit of drama on her eyes; in my opinion, a soft brown smokey eye with a nude lip fitted the brief perfectly. This look can be worn for any occasion and never really goes out of style. Let me talk you through how I created this look:

Brown smokey eye, dark skin

Kyra has combination skin, so I started by prepping her skin with a mix of Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector on her T-zone which gets oily, and then used the Arbonne Makeup Primer for the rest of her face. I used Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Pencil in Number 5 to create a natural looking brow before moving onto her eyeshadow. My favourite brown eyeshadow at the moment is called ‘Chocolate’ from the Laura Geller ‘The Wearables’ Baked Shadow Palette, so I used this colour all over her eyelids and blended it into a transition colour (MAC’s Blush in Raizin) above her crease. Just a little tip: you can use powder blushes as eyeshadows and eyeshadows as blushes! It’s a great way to make the most of your makeup kit.

I lined her eyes with Inglot’s AMC Gel Liner in number 77 and then applied some false lashes for a bit of extra drama.

Brown smokey eye, dark skin

Kyra had areas of hyperpigmentation on her face, so I corrected this with the LA Girl Pro Concealer in Orange, before applying her foundation. I created a custom foundation shade using MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid in NC 45 and The Body Shop’s Shade Adjusting Drops in Dark. I highlighted under her eyes and the bridge of her nose with LA Girl Pro Concealer in Pure Beige and set this with Sacha Buttercup Setting powder.

Brown smokey eye, dark skin

Kyra wanted a bit of a glowy finish, so I used the Inglot HD Highlighter Trio powders in 101 and 102 to highlight the high points of her face. For blush, I used a KIKO Wet & Dry Eyeshadow in Number 38 – the pigmentation of this eyeshadow is awesome! On her lips I used MAC’s Lip Pencil in Cork to add some definition to her outer lips and then used NYX’s Matte Lip liner in London to fill in her inner lips. I finished off her look by applying one of my favourite pinky-nude lipsticks: Charlotte Tilbury’s Very Victoria. It’s a stunning shade that works on pretty much all skin tones.

Brown smokey eye, dark skin

Kyra loved her makeup look (YAYYY!) and I had a ball creating it. I really enjoy making people feel and look good, and when you have such a lovely client it doesn’t feel like work at all. She sent me some pics in her wedding guest outfit and I think she looks amazeballs! Image result for emoji with love heart eyesImage result for emoji with love heart eyesImage result for emoji with love heart eyes



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