As I haven’t done a makeup post in a while I decided that it’s high time to do one again. Today I’ve created a dramatic look using different new BYS products including their Violet and their Smokey eyeshadow palettes. But first of all I’m going to do the foundation and contouring with the following products.
For contouring I am using the BYS Contouring Palette which contains three highlight and three contour powders. It also has a great little instruction on the back showing you where to place the highlighter and where the contour. I am applying them with the Oval Contour Brush which is also amazing for foundation and with the Contour Blending Brush. What I love about these brushes is that they are super soft and the bristles are quite dense which makes sure that the makeup doesn’t appear streaky. I am using the highlighter on my forehead, under my brow arches, below my eyes, on the bridge of my nose and on my chin. The contour I am placing on my temples, along the sides of my nose bridge, below my cheek bones and on the lower part of my chin. Lastly I like using the bright pink Blending Sponge with some liquid foundation so that everything is nicely blended.
For the brows BYS has a cool new product called Brow Tattoo which comes in the shades Brown and Dark Brown. The Brow Tattoo doesn’t have the typical little wand but instead a fine felt tip pen which is great to fill gaps and create a perfectly shaped brow. For this look I used the colour brown.
I always start off with a very light shade. Here I am using Pure from the Smokey palette and applying it below my brow arches and on the inner corner of my eye lid with a soft flat sponge applicator. Working my way from the inner corner across my eye lid I am applying Orchid from the Violet palette with a soft round brush. To give the look a nice cat eye wing I am combining Plum and Majestic from the Violet palette and Galaxy to add some sparkle from the Smokey palette. I also place a little colour on the outer corner just below the waterline. Oh and don’t ever forget to blend it all together with a soft and fluffy brush!
For some more drama I am drawing a black line with the Auto Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Black from the inner corner of the eye lid into a hot cat eye wing and filling in the waterline for the maximum effect. If you want the makeup to be a little less theatrical you can also use the Auto Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Brown.
There we go – that’s my Violet & Smokey Palette eye look! 🙂
For the lips I am going with the gorgeous Matte Lipstick in the shade Royals which is the swatch on the very left. For many more lipstick swatches check out my Lipstick Collections page. BYS has launched these two amazing Lip Colour Effects with which you can make any lipstick appear either darker with the Lip Colour Effects Darkener or lighter by applying the Lightener on top. Above I’ve swatched the Royals lipstick once with the Lightener and once with the Darkener. Isn’t this product just fabulous?Have you ever heard of brightening or darkening a lipstick shade?