I finally got my act together and processed the photos. I owed you the FOTD for Dior 5 Couleurs Designer Eyeshadow Palette in Khaki Design 308 which I featured recently, and here it is. I wore it for a dinner out and while I used the darker colours a little heavier, the look is still a soft smokey without being too dramatic.
Here is a shot taken while there was still natural sunlight, just to show you how my eyes looked. The other photos are taken using flash photography because the sun was setting a little too quickly for my liking. Before you read on, I suggest you read the review of the palette first, so that you’ll know what I’m talking about when describing the colours I used. Go on… I’ll wait….
OK, you’re back? Let’s get on to it then. First, I used my ring finger and dabbed Base all over my lids. This gives my lids a soft and smooth finish, primed for the next shade. Using a dense eyeshadow brush (perhaps a MAC239), I pat on Couleur on top of Base. With a blending brush (MAC217 is my fave!), I softened the edges before patting on more Couleur to up the intensity. Blend again. Done. You could just add liner and mascara and this can be a daytime look.
Anyway, since I wanted more definition for my eyes, I used a smaller pencil brush (MAC219) to darken the outer corners of my eyes using Ombre. I brought in the darker shade to 1/3 of my lids, then blended it out using a clean blending brush. I repeated this a few times until I got the intensity I wanted. With the pencil brush I used just now, and the residue of Ombre on the brush, I smudged my lower lashline inwards from the outer corner of my eyes. To add some shimmer, I pat on some Shine using my fingers onto the centre of my lids. With an angled brush, I used the Liner to line my eyes before adding a few coats of mascara.
Other products used:
Lunasol Water Gel Foundation (sample), Dior Diorsnow Light Amplifying Face Powder in 001, Tarte Amaonian Clay Long-wear blush in Exposed, Dior Diorshow Extase mascara, Benefit Silky Powder Eyeshadow in Bossy to fill in my brows, Dior Serum de Rouge in 760.
If you wanted something more dramatic, you could always try out the look here in this pictorial guide:
I hope you enjoyed this post and tell me what you think! I love colours like these: khakis and taupes because of their versatiliy. Depending on your skin tone, these colours turn out different, which makes them mysterious too. Feedbacks appreciated and thank you for reading!
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