It took me a minute to figure out how to describe this look for the title of this post…lol. Hopefully “brown soft glam” is a good description, but whatever it’s called, I LOOOOOVE this look! It’s almost like a soft daytime smokey eye; it’s neutral yet glam and wearable for so many situations. I also cannot begin to talk about how much I LOVE the Jackie Aina x ABH palette–I mean, I already started to hit pan on one of the shadows as you’ll see in the video.
I actually have a blog post giving you 17 color combos you can do with the Jackie Aina x ABH palette—you can of course create way more than 17 combos from the palette, but I stopped there because I’d STILL be listing them if I kept going…lol.
But let’s get into this look, honey…
There’s no sound on the video below. I did this because I figure most people reading blogs are doing so from work or another place where sound would be inappropriate. Let me know in the comments if you like this and I’ll do more!
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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Jackie Aina x palette
MAC #252 brush
MAC #296 brush (seems to be discontinued, but the #286 looks similar)
I used a pencil brush to smoke my bottom waterline—this brush is old and the handle is rubbed off, so not sure where it’s from—but many brands make brushes like this
Sephora Pro #213 brush
Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Eye Pencil
Blinx Minx Lashes in Cash Out (temporarily unavailable for purchase)
Lip: I didn’t apply it on camera but it wound up being ABH Lip Gloss in Kristen with MAC Grand Illusions Glossy Liquid Lipcolour in Pink Trip in the center
You can see what I use to highlight and contour here. Today I’m wearing the Dior 24 Hr Skin Caring Matte foundation and I used the Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation in some places where I wanted more coverage.
Things to Know:
* Measure your lash to ensure it properly fits around your eye BEFORE you add adhesive. Some lash bands can be too long for some, so you may need to cut it. My eyes are pretty long/big so I very rarely have to trim the band.
* I use my longtime favorite brushes from brands like MAC, Sephora Pro, and IT Cosmetics, but if you’re looking for more affordable brushes to practice on, get a makeup brush set for eyes and face. Those typically come with a good array of brushes at a good price. A lot of brands make similar brushes to what I’m using. It’s better to practice on less expensive brushes and get yourself acclimated with ones that you like and will use the most. Then if you love a brush and want to upgrade, you’ll spend your money on something you’ll actually use often. Some affordable brush brands I like and have actually tried myself include EcoTools, Real Techniques, elf Cosmetics, and Sonia Kashuk. These brands also make brush sets so look out for those as well. You can shop them in the widget below.
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