Metallic Aqua Smokey Eye: Mermaid Glam 

I am so in love with this makeup look! The metallic aqua shadow is from the L’Oreal Infallible line in the shade Endless Sea. I paired it with Maybelline’s famous lipstick in the shade Blushing Beige to keep the focus on the eyes.

Keep reading to see product details AND as always, be sure to follow me on Instagram @marinaleebeauty (I post stuff on there that I don’t always post on my blog)!

Products Used:

Eyes

  • L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Endless Sea
  • The dark blue shades from the Wet N Wild Poster Child eyeshadow palette
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade Purple Velvet (waterline)
  • MAC eyeshadow in Nylon (inner corner and brown bone)
  • One coat of L’Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous mascara
  • Andrea false lashes

Face

  • Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation in Creamwhip
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in shade Creamy Beige
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte powder
  • NYX HD pressed banana powder
  • Makeup Revolution matte blush in Fusion (draping technique- I have a post all about this!)
  • Becca + Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Chanpagne Pop

Brows & Lips

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brow
  • Wet N Wild clear brow gel
  • Maybelline lipstick in Blushing Beige
  • NYX Mega Shine lipgloss in Frosted Beige
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Copper Eyes & Brown Lips: Fall Makeup Look

Even though it is still summer, Fall makeup and fashion trends are popping up everywhere and I couldn’t wait! I love dark lip colors, especially chocolate brown shades, so I decided to pair this with a shimmery copper eye look. I did use, yet again, my Morphe 35O palette on my eyes. I know I probably over-use this gem of a palette but it has every shadow I could ever need to create a warm toned makeup look for Fall. I also used the same “draping” blush technique that I explained in yesterday’s post.

I hope y’all enjoy this look and are inspired to start playing around with Fall makeup as well!

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Products Used:

Face

  • I primed my face with my Murad Oil Control Mattifier (this is meant to be more of a moisturizer for oily skin, but it works really well as a primer for me).
  • For foundation I used the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation.
  • For concealer I used the MAC Pro Longwear concealer. I also used this to prime my eyelids.
  • I set my face and concealer with the Coty Air-Spun powder.
  • I used the Makeup Revolution matte blush in Nude to “drape” my face. “Draping” is a technique where you skip out on your typical contour shades and contour with a neutral blush. I have a full post all about this technique if you would like to check it out!
  • I highlighted my cheekbones using the Essence Pure Nude highlighter.

Eyes

  • For my entire eye look I used, of course, the Morphe 35O palette.
  • I did not apply an actual eyeliner, instead I just used a dark brown from the palette and an angled brush to smoke out my top lashline slightly.
  • I applied a couple of coats of my Covergirl Super Size lengthening mascara.

Brows & Lips

  • For brows I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown and then set my brows in place using the Essence Make Me Brow brow mascara in a dark brown shade as well.
  • For my lips, I lined them using the Essence lip liner in the shade All Natural.
  • My lipstick is a deep, chocolatey brown shade- L’Oreal lipstick in Spice.

The “Draping” Technique 

The “Draping” makeup technique is basically skipping out on bronzer and your typica contour shades and using a blush to contour with instead. This is a very 80’s inspired look, but I love it because it gives the skin a natural flushed and sun-kissed appearance for any skin type and tone.


The key to achieving this look the RIGHT way without making your skin look too red or sunburned is by using a neutral matte blush shade. My favorite one to use is the Makeup Revolution matte blush in the shade Nude (you can find this at Ulta for $5, the matte blushes are amazing!).

For me personally, draping looks so pretty in the summer and I feel like it would also be a great makeup technique for the winter months as well to add some more warmth and life to the skin.

I hope this post was helpful! Definitely give this technique a try!