I'm way behind on this so it's with great pleasure I present the second installment in the series - Plum on Pink.
I love matte eyeshadows and I'm still trying to get around matte lip products. The decision to pair these 2 was totally random but looking at it now, I guess it was because they are both matte products, shrug.
L.A. Girl Tulle matte gloss is the most shocking pink lip product I've ever had and still have. I do have products that can be mixed to create this but I'd never on my own mix this shade. I do love the brightness 'cos it makes me daring but I just have to tone it down whenever I wear it and that's where the +NYX Professional Makeup Currant lip liner comes in.
If you've read my review of the Bobbi Brown matte eyeshadows I own, then you know how I feel about Rich Plum. It's an awesome alternative to the traditional black smokey eye and that's one major reason this is a mainstay in my stash
With my natural dark circles (which are really dark by the way), smokey eye is always my default eye makeup look as with them I don't need to even out the colour of my lids. With this look, it was super easy - one brush, pack on the lid, blend the edges, sweep the lower lashline with the remainder. Voila!
I really like how the edges toned down the darkness of the eyeshadow to reveal the pink within.
Like I mentioned earlier, a really strong bright lip + a dark currant liner to tone it down. I discovered this combo the same day I found the matte gloss in a Beauty Rev. goodie bag. I wanted to push myself away from nudes and was determined to find a way to make it work. I guess you can say I succeeded.