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What matters to you when your period comes calling? For me, it’s makeup! (as is probably obvious from this blog 😛 ) U By Kotex® has challenged me to share with you all what I like to do to get my mind off the cramping, and so today I have a daytime smokey eye tutorial that is super simple to accomplish and quick, too!
My daughter Olivia just hit the 5 month mark and my monthly visitor has already returned! 🙁 What a drag, right? Now that I have to bring out the pads, pain killers, heating pads, and chocolate again, I will also be starting to create makeup looks, too! It’s the best way to distract myself from the war going on in my uterus. 😛 Let me know what you like to do!
It always depends on how I am feeling that month whether I try out a bunch of new makeup or stick with tried-and-true products…and this month I went for the favorites! 😉 Some of these products I’ve reviewed on this blog and others I have not — if you see anything that you’d like to hear my thoughts on, let me know!
I went very simple with my face makeup — light coverage foundation, a bit of contouring, and a very natural-looking blush. For my lips I used a lipstick that is currently discontinued. #whydotheyhavetodiscontinuegoodmakeup
I pulled out my favorite chocolate-brown palette for this eye look and the brush I used is the secret weapon to this easy smokey eye. It makes achieving a smokey eye — and not a black eye — so easy! I highly recommend using a short, domed, tightly-packed, slightly tapered brush.
Okay, enough talk. Let’s get into the tutorial!
Step 1 // Using a creamy color close to your skintone I blended it onto my browbone, down into my crease, and then also took it into the inner corner of my eye slightly.
Step 2 // Taking a shade about 2 tones darker than your own color on a large fluffy brush I warmed up the crease, using it as my transition shade.
Step 3 // Now is when the dense, dome brush comes into play. Using a medium brown shade I gradually blended the color from my outer corner almost into my inner corner. I take my time on this step, getting a nice, even blend of color.
Step 4 // With a smaller, more precise brush I pack a dark, intense brown into the outer corner, creating a slight V. I don’t take it very far up into the crease, though. I want it concentrated mostly on the outer corner and once most of the color is deposited I blend it toward the center of my eye.
Step 5 // Now all there really is to do is go back and forth with the three colors — light, medium, and deep brown — blending them back and forth into each other until it looks the way I want.
Step 6 // Finish the look off with your choice of eyeliner and mascara and you’re done!
The look is completed! At this time I would either return to my couch and my heating pad (that thing does wonders for cramps!) or wash my face and start over. If I had time, that is…being a Mom now, I suppose I won’t have that liberty as much anymore. 🙂
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So now that I’ve shared with you…what matters most to you when you’re on your period? Let me know below! And don’t forget to get up to $25 in rewards just by purchasing U by Kotex® at Walmart.
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This is a great look! It’s dramatic but very wearable during the day. To answer your question, I feel like I’m lucky that I don’t really suffer a lot of cramps or other annoying symptoms when I’m on my period, so I don’t have any go-to advice. 🙁 I just look forward to being able to wear white pants again!
Katie Garvin says
That is so great that you don’t have bad cramps. I typically would have to take some Tylenol or Motrin when my period first started, or I would wind up in bed curled up in a fetal position! Not my favorite day of the month…
Emily Draher says
Gorgeous eye look! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it 100 times more – but you are the queen of the winged eyeliner! You make it look effortless! <3
You look gorgeous! That’s definitely something I like to do (plus eat chocolates infinitely and guiltfree)! <3
That Semi Sweet palette is on my too buy list!!!! I love the chocolate one!!! <3
Chelsie Carr says
This is beautiful! I love that it’s not so crazy and more daytime appropriate! Makeup always makes me feel better!
Michaela - The Mani Café says
I need to get that palette!
Boo for the monthly visiter! But you look stunning!
Too Faced is great stuff.
Kristin Bassett says
Stunning look! Too Faced carries the best palettes!
Stephanie Louise Telford says
LOVE that palette!
Love this look. Could you share how you do your winged eyeliner? I try and they but it does NOT look like this. Help (lol)