Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Eyeshadow Color Series - Mink

For the second color in my series, I chose the color mink. Traditionally this color is described as a brown-gray, but I have seen some fashion pieces appear to have a pinkish tinge in certain lights. Luckily I found several variations of mink in my eyeshadow collection. 

Get the look:

The first eyeshadow that came to mind was Makeup Geek's Faux Fur, a matte soft mink-brown. I applied this color to my eyelid as a base.

Next, I moved to my Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay. This palette is loaded with more of the pinky-mink shades that I wanted to layer in with the mink-brown shades to create the perfect hue. I applied a very light layer of Limit over Faux Fur.

To darken the outer corner of the eye, I swept on a touch of Nooner.

Using my new Chikuhodo AF-5 Brush (made with a newer technology of synthetic bristles), I applied Limit to the inner lid, spraying the shadow covered brush with Mario Badescu facial spray. This helped achieve a more metallic look, bringing light to the eye.

I probably used more eyeshadow colors than necessary, but I really wanted the perfect balance of brown, gray, pink, matte and shimmer, layering on light, medium and dark shadows. 

Along the lower lash line, I swept another popular Urban Decay eyeshadow, Tease. To define my crease, I swept Matt Patel from The Balm's Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow palette.

For affordable mink shadows, Wet n Wild The Naked Truth's "eyelid" shade is a great choice. I smudged some of this satin shadow over Tease. Using the "Base" shade as a brow bone highlight. Physicians Formula Baked Oatmeal trio of baked eyeshadows work wet and dry. I applied just a touch of the first color in the trio with a damp brush to the mobile lid for extra shimmer and sheen.

I finished the look with my usual Milani Big and Bigger Lashes Mascara on my top lashes and Wet n Wild megaslim Skinny Mascara on the bottom lashes. 

Here is the finished look (without flash):

For blush, I applied NYX Mauve mixed with the bronzer from CharlotteTilbury bronze and glow palette. For a subtle cheek highlight, I mixed in NYX Mink Pearl Loose Eyeshadow in with some of my foundation and tapped it along my cheekbones.

Brown lips are very popular for Fall 2018. I used Urban Decay 1993 Lip Liner & Lipstick applied with a Smith Cosmetics 302 lip brush.   

Here is the look with flash:

The above photo really shows the lighter inner part of the lid, with darker outer corner.

If you try this look, please show me a picture on Twitter @MakeupMatters1.

*All products in this post were purchased by me. I do not get paid to write reviews or accept money from any brands in exchange for a review. 

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