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Two Faced

Post the aftermath of (the dramatic) Goldeneye, I was keen to try something more subdued. A nod to the neutrals. More of browns and beiges and taupes, oh my. A look that could, with a few easy swipes of the brush, translate into something sufficiently sultry for the evening. Plus my friend Natasha had to be further enticed to cross over to the world of make-up and playing with colours (I’m incorrigible, I know).

Here’s what I came up with for the day look.


I applied Lucid all over up toe the brow bone then Black Milk onto the crease (both from Kat Von D’s Chrysalis Palette). Blend, blend, blend.


Lined upper lash line with Napolitano, also from Kat Von D.


Lightly smudged lower lash line, outer corners with MAC Red Brick Eyeshadow.


Loaded on L’oreal Mascara in Black Black.


For the lips, I used MAC Retro.


Then in four quick steps, I changed it up a tad for Evening.


I used more of MAC Red Brick on the crease and to further enhance the lower lash line.


I created a subtle winged tip with the Kat Von D Napolitano Pencil.


Finished it off with MAC Lipstick in Costa Chic.


I’m sorry how vastly different my complexion looks in the two images. They were taken at the identical spot, yes, but several hours apart hence the changes in natural lighting which affected the final outcome.

What do you think?

Next time, I want to use all matte or satin shadows to create a day look. I think the shimmy bits sort of detract from the quiet polished look I was going for. Gave it more of a Studio 54 vibe than I wanted. It’s high time I used my Canon Rebel, and found a spot to take photos with controlled lighting so the face is consistent in tone 🙂

Love, Sheela

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