30 November 2015

Orchid Haze Meets Cocoa Mirage

Today I decided to put together an eye look (didn't do my entire face, only eyes for today)! Using these two beautiful eyeshadow quads by Tom Ford - Orchid Haze and Cocoa Mirage in conjunction with his ever so famous dual ended liquid eyeliner pen. I could easily say how perfect these products are and convince you of its beauty but you already know I only post things that I adore and love. There's no denying how luxurious Tom Ford products are, from the packaging and of course the product alone just makes you swoon. The pigments in each eyeshadow quad all vary, some are more pigmented than others however they are all smooth and buttery to the touch. I think what stands Tom Ford out from the rest (besides the hefty price tag — but it's a given, really)! Is his uniqueness within the shades he aligns together with each palette. Needless to say I can tell Mr Ford puts a lot of thought with all his products and branding. It is also all thanks to the lovely Charlotte Tilbury who helped Mr Ford create his beauty line, only to shortly come out with her very own soon after. So, there's no doubt the two of them paired together would create a phenomenon beauty range. These two palettes entwine so effortlessly together, I had so much fun applying these to my eyes and I can't wait to show you the finishing piece.

Products/tools used:

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad - Orchid Haze
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad - Cocoa Mirage
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Light Warm
Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil - Black Sea
Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Gifted Mascara
Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen - #01 Deeper
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - Dark Brown
NARS Brow Gel - Oural (Clear)
MAC 30 Lash - Individual Eyelashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Precision Tweezers
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
DUO Brush-On Adhesive with Vitamins -Eyelash Glue

*NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

*Not pictured

Create this look:

Start with primed eyelids using the NARS eyeshadow base. Apply the matte cream shade from the Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage palette all over the eyelids up to the brow bone creating a base for easy blending later on. For the transition/crease shade blend the matte taupe shade from the same palette within the outer 'V' stopping half way through your crease. To deepen the look apply the matte dark brown shade (again from the same palette) only focusing within the outer 'V' but only on the edge not going pass your crease. Now using the Tom Ford Orchid Haze palette apply the shimmer taupe shade again on the outer 'V' blending it through the crease and the outer corner.

To brighten up the eyes apply the shimmer champagne shade (also from the Orchid Haze palette) with your finger and pat it on the centre of your lids to the inner corner of your eyes softly blending the edges from any harsh lines. To transition a plum look to the eyes apply the matte dark purple shade from the same palette within the outer corners of your eyes to create an ombre look. Using a clean fluffy eyeshadow brush blend out any harsh lines to create an effortlessly soft look to the eyes. If you feel you need to reapply more of the shimmer champagne shade apply more with your finger to intensify the look. Highlight the brow bone again with the matte cream shade from the Cocoa Mirage palette.

Using the Tom Ford Eye Defining pen create a winged out line, I preferred using the smaller nib on the dual ended side as it had more precision. I applied some individual lashes from MAC using the DUO lash glue and only focused it within the outer lashes to create a feathered opened look. After letting the lashes dry for a moment I then curled my lashes using the Shu Uemura curlers and applied my new Tarte Gifted mascara (it is really nice! Look out for my thoughts on it soon!) Combining my lashes with the false lashes. To make the lashes look more full, tight line the upper water line with the Cargo eyeliner.

Filling in my brows with the Anastasia Brow Wiz as usual and setting it with the NARS brow gel. To clean up all the edges I then applied the Urban Decay Naked concealer under my eyes and up towards the very tops of my cheek bones and blended it out. This helps tidy up the look and gives the outer corners that more sharper edge (always make sure you blend it again if it looks too harsh).

After that has settled into the skin I then went back to the Orchid Haze eyeshadow palette to apply the rest of the bottom lash line using only three shades from the palette — the matte dark purple shade on the outer corner of the bottom lash line and blending it out with the shimmer taupe shade. Then using the shimmer champagne shade to highlight the inner corner lower lash line to finish off the eye look. Apply some more mascara to the bottom lashes and fin!

I hope you enjoyed this, let me know if you do recreate this look!

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