Wednesday, 24 February 2010

FOTD and NOTD: smokey purples

This was my face yesterday. I usually go for a flicked liner and lipgloss look but I haven't done a smoky eye for ages, plus I have FINALLY found the (near)perfect nude lipstick and wanted to try it out! 5N from MAC's All Ages, Races, Sexes is almost perfect for my pigmented lips, but it's a touch too blue. But I put MAC Jubilee over it which I never wear (an SA said it was a perfect nude for me but it's way too pale and peachy! grrr) and it becomes totally perfect. I just wish I could combine the two!

I can't really do a black smoky look because it makes my skin look ashen so I usually opt for purple or green. It doesn't look as dramatic here but it was pretty smokey for a day look!

What I wore:

MAC Moisturecover Select concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion

MAC Nanogold eyeshadow over lids as wash (from Cult of Cherry quad)
Bobbi Brown plum shadow from a random smokey eye palette I got from the Bicester CCO ages ago in socket and on lashline
MAC Rave Pearlglide liner over the top of plum shadow
L'Oreal HIP cream liner in black over that
MAC Vanilla pigment in inner corner of eyes as highlighter and on browbone
YSL Faux Cils mascara

MAC MSF in Dark
MAC Breezy blush
MAC Spiked brow pencil

MAC 5N lipstick with a bit of MAC Jubilee lipstick on top


And these were my nails, one of my favourite shades, OPI Siberian Nights, a cool toned deep purple:

Even with Seche Vite I always ruin at least two nails on application!


  1. gorgeous sweetie :) what is Nanogold like - its re released with spring colour forecast and I'm liking the look x

  2. Beautiful, i love the nail polish x

  3. Louise - Nanogold is lovely!!! It's a creamy almost matte shade shot with a pink duochrome and is a lovely lovely shadow. I have the Vanilla pigment which is very shimmery but this is nice for a subtle day look, and pigmented enough even for my skintone. Get it hon!!! x

  4. Gorgeousness!! Nanogold sounds most intriguing :D

  5. OOh I love the look!!
    Love the lipstick. You know I cant tell you how long I've been on the hunt for a good shade that matches my tone. Will definitely be giving this a try. You look so great! I wish I had the time to do all this before I go to work, but sadly its not the case.

  6. You look amazing, I would love to be able to do my eye make-up like that but im severly lacking the skills!

    The doll on fashion

  7. damn momma! Hot hot hot!

    xx elys (still haven't figured out how to comment as anything other than anonymous!)