Lately, I’ve been playing in a lot of makeup – creating fun looks. Just take a look at my Instagram feed as proof. Most of the products I’ve been loving these days are from Black|Up Cosmetics. I’ve mentioned them here previously when I reviewed their beautiful orange matte lipstick. This time around, I’m going to show you the Black|Up Cosmetics products I used to create this Emerald Green Smoky Eye.
I’m an eye shadow first girl, which means prior to applying my foundation I apply my eye shadow. Applying my eye shadow first prevent me from having to redo or touch-up my under eye products like concealer and powder, which can get annoying.
To create this Emerald Green Smoky Eye, I used three shades from the Black|Up Cosmetics Eye shadow Palette in PAL03. This palette features five eye shadows in four different textures: matte, satin, metallic, and sparkling.
First, using a blending brush, I applied the dark brown matte shade to my crease.
Second, I applied the emerald green eye shadow to my lid, and blended it up to the crease.
Lastly, I used the camel-colored matte eye shadow to blend out the emerald green and dark brown eye shadows.
Now that my eye shadow has been applied, I can now focus on my skin!
To cover up my dark circles and any blemishes I have, I used the pigment packed Black|Up Cosmetics Concealer Magic Quad in CR02, which worked well at hiding.
After that, I used the new Black|Up Cosmetics Contouring Stick in shade 03. The lighter shade makes for the perfect all-over foundation for my complexion, while the darker shade adds a slightly warm contour.
The Black|Up Cosmetics Complexion Enhancer adds a beautiful glow. I added it to my high points, like my cheekbones, and cupids bow. You can also mix it in with their CC Cream or liquid foundation, and even use it solo.
I then added some blush to the apples of my cheeks, and then I blotted out the shine in my t-zone using the Black|Up Cosmetics Two-way cake.
To complete the look, since I couldn’t decide on which Black|Up Cosmetics lipstick to use because I loved both of the matte lipsticks I received, I chose to use both: RGE38 and RGE32.
For my Valentine’s Day date night, help me decide which lip color I should wear, RGE38 or RGE32.
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