Most mornings I follow the same tired look for my beauty routine - a bit of tinted moisturizer, brow pencil, mascara, and if I'm feeling really crazy, a swipe of pink lipgloss. The other day when having lunch with a friend, I was admiring her slightly-smokey-seductively-smudged eyeliner and decided I needed to give it a try. In order to keep it from looking too dramatic for daytime, I did it in a deep purple hue (it's so much softer than black) and complemented it with a lip stain and light pink cheeks for a berry-inspired palette.
Tarte's "Dollface" is my favorite and can be layered for a more intense shade.I love the look of a cheek stain since it adds nice color without it falling flat or appearing chalky.
Esteé Lauder's "Blackened Plum" eyeliner to line inside my eyes, along the top, and bottom and then smudged it into my lashes a bit. The look should feel polished, but not too perfect.I used
this stain to my lips (it's usually just for cheeks) in X-Pose Rose to add a bit of color without the heaviness of a lipstick.Finally, I added