You guys know I’ve been experimenting more with colour, and the idea of cocktails always makes me a little more playful than usual when it comes to my makeup choices, and I wanted to show you in this post how I’ve been incorporating colour into my evening makeup looks. It’s no secret pink eyeshadow has become a regular staple as of late and with the launch of Urban Decay’s Backtalk Eye & Face Palette I thought this was the perfect post to showcase how I’m incorporating it in to my evening makeup.
This palette is a great edit of really wearable hues, with both mattes and shimmers in the most beautiful rosy tones, that look beautiful individually and equally so when mixed together. To make this look less girly and a little tougher, I’ve chosen to mix in a dark kohl into the lash lines top and bottom and really smudge the edges out for a smokey eye look thats a little undone and not too polished. I started with the shadow Backtalk through the crease, and then mixed the shadows shade (a shimmery magenta) and attitude (a copper pink) over the lid and under the bottom lash line. I applied the shade 180 a lovely shimmery brown as a liner used with a damp liner brush.
I’ve found Urban Decay to be one if the most consistent formulas when it comes to eyeshadows, they do it so well. They’re always buttery smooth, blend like a dream and don’t have any fall down, I also love that you get a lot of product for your money. Urban Decay are also really good at pairing shades and creating super wearable eyeshadow edits, and this palette is a great example of that. This palette contains 8 eyeshadows and 4 blush/highlighter pans. I paired the look with one of my most worn makeup items, Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick Bitch Perfect just dabbed on lightly with fingers.
I wanted to keep the skin pretty neutral and applied a light dusting of Double Take (blusher from Backtalk Palette) and dotted a little Glossier Haloscope in Quartz on top of my cheek points and the high points of the face. I love pink eyes when I’m wearing black as it creates a nice statement and I love the mix of soft pinks on the eyes and the masculine tailoring of this blazer dress. The overall look is similar to my go to smokey eye look, I just think adding the pinks gives it a little more dimension, and brings out the green in my hazel eyes. It still feels wearable and the right side of ‘girly’ without being too twee.
Photos By Kayla Varley
Blazer Dress Vintage | Shoes Gucci | Clutch Bag Vintage Dior