LIZ

Evening makeup look dark skin

 

Evening makeup look dark skin

My beautiful friend Liz requested a makeover to celebrate her birthday. She wanted me to do her makeup and take her pictures. Her only request was a smokey eye and she gave me complete artistic freedom with everything else – music to my ears of course! I did her makeup and photo shoot at my house; since she wanted an evening makeup look I chose a dark background for her photoshoot in order to give her pictures a more dramatic look. So keep scrolling to learn how I created this makeup look.

 Reverese smokey eye dark skin



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 Evening makeup look dark skin

I started off with skin prep which is by the far the most important step in order to ensure a flawless and lasting finish. Liz has combination skin so I used two Makeup Forever Primers – the Mattifying Primer on her T-zones and the Smoothing Primer on the rest of her face. I then applied the Urban Decay Priming Potion on her upper eyelids and the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer on her lips.

Once her face was prepped, I moved onto her eye area. I defined her brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate, and then a created a reverse smokey eye (click here to watch a video I made on how to create a reverse smokey eye). The main eyelid colour I used was a gold coloured eyeshadow called ‘Senegal’ from The Saharan Palette by Juvia’s Place. I wanted the gold eyeshadow to really pop, so I sprayed my brush with Mac Fix + which intensified the colour.

I lined her eyes with Inglot’s AMC Eyeliner Gel in colour 77 and applied a light pair of strip lashes for extra drama.

Evening makeup look dark skin

On her face I used MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC45 for foundation and then I used the LA Pro Concealer in Pure Beige to highlight under her eyes, forehead, bridge of her nose and chin. I used the Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder to set these highlighted areas. To bronze her skin, I applied MAC Mineralised Skin Finish in Dark Deep to the perimeters of her face and I also used this to lightly contour her nose. I contoured her cheek bones using the Inglot eyeshadow in colour 298.

To highlight the high points of her face I used the gold colour of the Inglot Highlighting Trio in colour 104. I finished off the look by creating a bold red lip using MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry and layering MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo over the top. Ruby Woo is a blue toned red lipstick that works for just about any skin tone; it never fails to add drama to a makeup look. Finally, I set her face with a mix of MAC Fix + and NYX Setting Spray in Matte Finish.

Evening makeup look dark skin

I then spent about an hour taking Liz’s pictures. This girl came ready to pose! Liz is not camera shy and I love her readiness to try different things. It really was a fun shoot and we ended the session with food, drinks and lots of laughter. I think that makeovers are a great way to celebrate birthdays or important milestones; it’s nice to have professional pictures to look back on, so consider gifting someone you love with a makeover gift voucher.

Happy birthday Liz, and here’s to celebrating many more happy years!

Evening makeup look dark skin



For make up bookings send an email to msabeinspired@gmail.com

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2 Comments

  1. Nguseer
    28th October 2017 / 11:03 am

    Fab stuff! Yes, makeovers and professional photo shoots are fab ways to celebrate milestones. I remember doing similar for my 30th 10 years ago. Yes please, friends of Nguseer… if you don’t know what to get me for my 40th (hint hint) please email MSA!! lol

    • MSA
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      28th October 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much lovely!! Happy birthday in advance for turning 40 and being the awesome woman that you are. And yes, friends of Nguseer you’d better email me pronto!

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