I was feeling a smoky gray eye so here's what I worked with:
MAC Feline (true black) pencil
MAC Phone Number (charcoal) pencil
NARS Tzarine duo - sparkly grey side
NARS Paris duo - matte gray side
NARS Tzarine duo - champagne shimmer side
I applied Two Faced shadow primer on my lid first and then I lined my entire lid (only) with the Phone Number pencil and blended it. On top of that I applied the sparkly gray on my lid. I then applied the Champagne shade (from the Tzarine duo) to my crease and mixed the matte gray shade (from the Paris duo) with it - just to lighten it up. I took my fluffy Stila blending brush and went to town. I applied the same Champagne shade and pat underneath my brows. I blended that as well. I used the Feline pencil to tight line my top lash line. I took a pencil brush and applied the sparkly gray to my lower lash line. I lined my waterlines with the Feline pencil - I'll be doing this all day since it's pencil that doesn't last very long in that area. I then added multiple layers of MAC Haute/Naughty Mascara - Black.
and here's a final face shot:
I brought along my Dior shimmer powder in Amber Diamond - a new love of mine that took me awhile to procure. I'll add more shimmer to my face closer to the party time just so I don't look to blingey early in the day. Blush - NARS Oasis - a dusty rose with gold shimmer and I used NARS Laguna bronzer to contour.
Lipstick: Edward Bess - Forever Yours
Deep Shine Lipgloss - EB - Nude Satin
The outfit is something I would wear out with my husband or the girls for dinner/drinks. A cute camisole top underneath a black blazer with heels. But because it's raining here in SF I went with a heeled knee boot:
|(BCBGirls synthetic leather stretch boot underneath Seven jeans)|
Accessories help too:
This is my new favorite bracelet that I found at Forever 21 last weekend for just $6.80! They match a pair of leaf earrings I bought from F21 last year while in NJ for the Holidays.
I'm ready for that cocktail!!