The Woodwinked Smokey Eye & Victoria’s Secret Curls
I have a lot of fun with makeup and I love beautifying myself for no reason whatsoever. A couple of days ago I was watching House of Cards – which, by the way, is sooo good! – and I started to apply some makeup, curl my hair, paint my nails… next thing I know, I’ve got a face full of makeup and voluminous hair, so obviously I had to take some selfies and share them here on the blog.
I did a simple smokey eye using Mac Woodwinked eyeshadow as the main shade, and a bit of Urban Decay Buck Eyeshadow on the crease. The rest is just black eyeliner and mascara! It’s one of those fail-safe, ridiculously simple looks that I always go back to when I want to look polished, but not too made up! The base consisted of the usual suspects: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, Mac Pro Longwear Concealer, Mac Pinch Me Blush and Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer. On my lips I have the beautiful Avon Luxe Lipstick in Polished Rose* – it’s such a pretty pink and it really brightens up my complexion!
For my hair, I really wanted to practise the Victoria’s Secret beachy waves style, which I love, but I’m not very good at creating it! I took my time with the Enrapture Encode Totem Styler (setting 3-3-3), and I used really small sections, holding the curler on each section for no more than 3 seconds. I also alternated the side of the curls and I started them from the temples down at the front half, and from the neck down at the back half. I absolutely love the way my hair looks like this – super cool and effortless, even though it look a lot of effort to get to this point! But practice makes perfect and I’ll keep practising :)
What do you think of this look? Leave your suggestions of hair & makeup for my next Look Book on the comments below!