Smokey Black & Violet Halo Eyes 

I was inspired by makeup artist Linda Hallberg, yet again, to recreate this black and violet smokey halo eye look. This is not an exact replication of Linda’s makeup, just my own more wearable take on it!

Keep scrolling to see pics of my recreation as well as a full list of products used!

 

(pictured above: Lina Hallberg’s look)

Products Used:

EYES

  • MAC eyeshadow in Soft Brown as a transition shade
  • NYX medium deep purple shade in the crease (sorry I do not remember the name of the shade because I depotted it from its packaging, but any shade will work!)
  • Tarte “Onyx” (matte black) eyeshadow from the Clay Play palette on the inner and outter corners of my eyes. I blended this shade slightly into the crease with the NYX purple eyeshadow I mentioned earlier.
  • Applied MAC eyeshadow in Star Violet (metallic pinky-brown plum shade) to the center of my eyelids using my finger.
  • Blended out the edges with a little bit of the black shadow so that there were no harsh lines
  • Applied a pair of Kiss Blooming lashes

FACE

  • Wet N Wild Photo Focus foundation in shade bronze beige
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer in light sand
  • NYX HD Finishing Powder (pressed) in banana to set the concealer
  • Elf Cosmetics Cream Contour Palette (lightest contour shade)
  • Tarte Clay Play palette (middle contour shade)
  • MAC Give Me Sun bronzer
  • The Balm Cosmetics InStain blush in shade Pinstripe
  • To highlight, I mixed the Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in The Sweetest Bling (pink undertone with an iridescent violet shift) with the Makeup Revolution baked highlighter in Radiant Lights (pink undertone)

BROWS & LIPS

  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in brunette
  • Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit matte lipstick in Rebel Rose

Dramatic Smokey Cat Eyes (Kim Kardashian Makeup Look)

Kim KW’s infamous makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, posted the photo below of an intense cat-eye look he created on Kim and I was instantly inspired to recreate it! I typically don’t do a lot of cat-eye/ winged liner looks, but I loved this photo and wanted to try something different.

Keep scrolling to see my recreation of this look as well as a full list of products used!

EYES

  • Used MAC Soft Brown and Swiss Chocolate to define the crease of my eyes.
  • Used Urban Decay Blackout eyeshadow and a liner brush to create a winged effect and smoked it out with a pencil brush. I brought this shade down to the lower lashline and connected it with the wing on my top lashline.
  • Applied one coat of Maybelline Colossal mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Applied a pair of Ardell Demi Whispies.
  • Lined my waterline with a black kohl eyeliner from Ciate.

FACE

  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation
  • Smashbox Studioi Skin concealer under my eyes
  • Set my concealer using the highlighting shade from the Wet N Wild Contour Palette in Dulce De Leche
  • Set my face with the Coty Airspun loose powder
  • Contoured using the cream contour from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this with the powder contour shade from the same palette.
  • Bronzed using the Becca Multitasking powder in warm honey
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Sensual
  • Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in molten gold

BROWS

  • ABH Brow Wiz in dark brown

LIPS

  • Maybelline lipstick in Blushing Beige
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Fortune Cookie overtop

Trendy “Instagram Makeup” (Using Instagram-Hyped Products) 

“Instagram Makeup” has become quite popular recently and I wanted to create my own version. If you are unfamiliar with this trend, it basically takes makeup application to the extreme (bold brows, bold lips, cut-crease eye shadow, dramatic fake lashes, fake freckles, contour, highlight, the list goes on and on…). I also created this makeup look using products that are very popular amongst the beauty community just to go along with the theme. 

For this look, I did a half cut-crease eye, bold brows, faux freckles, and warm pinky brown lip color. This makeup is full coverage and would also be great for prom! 

For a full list of products used, keep on reading! 


FACE 

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation 
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer 
  • RCMA no color powder to set the concealer 
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light contour palette 
  • Benefit Hoola bronzer 
  • Benefit Dandelion blush
  • Becca x Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop 
  • For the faux freckles I used the Eyeko Fat Brow liquid liner (it’s meant for your brows but it was the perfect freckle shade lol)

EYES 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I layered shades Golden Ochre, Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna as transition shades. Applied Red Ochre and Venetian Red in the crease. Used Cyprus Umber to deepen the outer corner. 
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer to trace out the half cut crease then patted the shade Primavera from the palette on top. 
  • Used the same crease shades on the bottom lashline and smoked this out heavily. 
  • Ardell Demi Whispies lashes 
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon black eyeliner pencil 

BROWS 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in medium brown 

LIPS 

  • MAC Spice lip liner 
  • BH Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Clara 
  • Applied MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick in the center