If you’ve been following my work for a while, you’ll have noticed that I rarely do anything that’s over-the-top dramatic. Even my dramatic looks tend to be minimalist and soft! What can I say? I’m a fan of the earthy, natural look and almost every makeup look I create is inspired by just that. Here I’ve got a smoky look that I blended out quite a bit for that less-polished look.


On my lids, I used the Nude Tude Palette by theBalm (loving this right now!): I started with Seductive all over my lids, then I applied Sophisticated to the outer half of my lids, extending up over the crease. Finally, to add a touch more drama to the look, I pressed Serious into just the outer corners of my lids, including the crease. Here comes my favorite part: First I took a clean blending brush and used it to blend these colors together, then I took a Sigma Eyeshadow in Topaz (which is the best blending color ever) and used it to blend up past the crease to eliminate any harsh lines.

Next, I took my Sigma Extended Wear Eye Liners in Boost and Balance: First I applied Boost to the waterline and the inner rim of my top lash line, then I drew a (messy) line across my bottom lash line. Then I took Balance and applied it to my bottom lash line, just below where I applied Boost (I’m using a slightly lighter pencil over the black pencil for blending purposes). I used my Sigma E21 brush to blend both liners, creating a smoky look across my lower lash line. I’m loving the Sigma Extended Wear Eye Liners; they’re so creamy and easy to apply, it makes blending a breeze!!

To finish off the eyes I used my Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, and filled in my brows using the IT Cosmetics Your Brows But Better pencil.

And here’s a quick product breakdown of what I have on the rest of my face: Heir Atelier Ultimate Makeup Prep (review on this product coming soon; I’m obsessed!), Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, theBalm Betty LouManizer, theBalm Instain blush in Swiss Dot, and just a touch of the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Make Your Move.