LOOK | Oh, those summer nights.

Did someone say contour? Things are getting a bit vampy up in here.

I love Instagram, I think it's probably my favourite social network. (Ahem, follow me here.) The inspiration I get from following makeup artists on there is unparalleled, seeing beautiful makeup just makes me want to shop my collection and get creative! Hence, the somewhat different look today.

I have a lot of dark eyeshadows in my collection from my freshers and pre-Uni days and even though I gravitate towards more earthy dark smokey eyes now, I do still have a huge place in my heart for the darker options sometimes. I guess that's the 2006 scene kid trying to sneak its ugly little lego-fringed head. I noticed my Illamasqua Android pigment in my drawer the other day and I was immediately pulling out matching products and applying it to my eyes. My base is as usual NARS Sheer Glow, I've really got back into using it lately, I think it's because the coverage is amazing for when your skin isn't on it's best behaviour. I contoured using the Anastasia Contour Kit which I have been in love with and robbing from my sister at every available opportunity.

For my eyes, I used the Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Base. I love this stuff for when I'm using a lot of eye makeup. It doesn't let anything move around, and makes the colours more true to what you see in the pan. It's way better than Urban Decay or MAC alternatives I've tried, it might even rival my Illamasqua pigments. I used a navy from the Sleek Bad Gal Palette just as a base for my pigment, I took it over the outer two thirds of the eye and then pressed Illamasqua Android over the top for some added je ne sais quoi. That's a lie, I do know - sparkle! On my inner corner I used MAC Coppering. I don't use this eyeshadow enough, it's beautiful for blue eyes though and it makes a nice change to boring neutrals! A wing for added drama, some lashings of mascara and we're done with the eyes! To tie it all together I used some Topshop Saint over my lips! And that's it! Do you like the finished look? It's a little different but I still think it's a beautiful look!

Sam xo
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  1. You look so gorgeous! I love your eye makeup.. I so need to try some of the Zoeva makeup line xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

  2. Love this look, your eyes look amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Experimenting with colour pays off sometimes I guess aha x

  3. Love this look! You look gorgeous! Josie xxx


  4. You look incredible, perfect.

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