4 Steps to Smoldering Smokey Eyes with Gorgeous Cosmetics
I don’t typically side with many of the life decisions the Kardashians make, but swooning over Gorgeous Cosmetics may just be the one thing we can agree on. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I only cover brands and products that I absolutely adore, which is why I am so excited to share someone that POPSUGAR names a “New Beauty Brand to Keep an Eye On” with you!
Founded by Celebrity Makeup Artist, David McConnell, Gorgeous Cosmetics is a luxury Australian beauty brand. The full spectrum collection is composed of performance-driven complexion, eye and lip products, premium quality brushes, false lashes and tools coveted by makeup enthusiasts and industry elite worldwide. Knockout products aside, the reason I love Gorgeous Cosmetics the most is that every element of the brand is designed for any woman desiring the confidence to apply her own makeup – to look and feel gorgeous everyday. Between copy embedded with clear, simple tips and tutorials and filling their social media feeds with real, everyday women getting gorgeous, the philosophy is all about using makeup to create a clean, simple look and embracing natural beauty.
We’ve teamed up to bring you a super simple, easy to follow smokey eye look that I know you will just adore!
Apply a nude shade of Colour Pro Eyeshadow as a color wash to your entire eyelid. This gives you a smooth, even canvas to start with! I used the “Natural” shade in the 8 pan Fashion Palette (which is truly to die for) here. Then, blend earthy, smokey shadows into your socket. Here I used “Hedgehog” and “Violet Satin” also in the Fashion Palette. The rich, silky shadows from Gorgeous Cosmetics are second to none! Enriched with intense colour pigment, these bad boys will last for hours not only without creasing, but without fading or shifting as well.
Using a blending brush on the outer corners and a chisel brush on your bottom lash line (I love dampening the brush just a bit beforehand), apply DMC Black Colour Pro to achieve your ideal smudge effect. Next, softly blend a reflective Colour Pro Eyeshadow such as “Toffee Shine” across your brow bone to lift the eyes. The soft, velvety matters are infused with Vitamin E and frosted shades are powdery soft and blend like liquid silk (no joke!).
Add some smoldering eyeliner across your top lash lines using the iLine Liquid Eyeliner Pen. Before you start boiling with anxiety from memories of previous tiffs with liquid eyeliner (because we’ve all been there), don’t worry – this product is different and is a breeze to apply. It gives a blacker than black effect so if you have a lighter complexion like me, I recommend applying a second light layer of your earthy tones and DMC Black, which will soften the effect while maintaining the same boldness.
Curl your lashes and apply two coats of Madison Avenue Mascara. Channeling New York style and sophistication, the creamy formula will kiss your lashes with dazzling levels of volume, length and curl – without a clump in sight! For an extra flirty look, add a pair of Mini False Lashes. When taken care of, Gorgeous Cosmetics False Lashes can be reused up to 10 times!
Now, I know we’re talking eyes here, but I would not be doing the brand justice if I didn”t mention their extraordinary Base Perfect Oil-Free Liquid Foundation – a total superhero! Normally, when I run out of a beauty product, I’m super psyched to find something new to test out next, but yesterday when I ran out of this foundation, it was the first time in maybe ever that I was a little heartbroken over an empty beauty bottle. No matter what kind of skin you have – from oily, to dry, to acne prone, and even mature skin – you’ve been waiting for this foundation. This silky formula, infused with Vitamins A and E to condition skin, blends and builds medium-full coverage effortlessly, giving flawless results and a healthy luminosity to the skin (no caking, I promise). It’s pure complexion perfection all day!
BONUS POINTS: Post Base Perfect use Prism Powder Highlighter as a highlighter to create catwalk cheek bones and backstage brows by sweeping delicately along cheek and brow bones.
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