Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist

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Get The Look: Dark Romance

Get The Look: Dark Romance

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Get The Look Dark Romance

Gigi Hadid rocked a crimson red eye earlier this year on the Anna Sui Runway Show and I was obsessed! It is a gorgeous look which really makes the eyes pop and when teamed with a bold lip screams dark romance!
 

EYES

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Get The Look Dark Romance

For this look I did my eye makeup first. That way if there was any shadow fall out I could easily wipe it off before applying my foundation and base. I used eyeshadows from the Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Modern Renaissance' Palette but feel free to use your favourite eyeshadows to create this look.

Prep the eyelids using 'Painterly' Pro Longwear Paint Pot by M.A.C Cosmetics to create a smooth base. To set the eyelid base dust a neutral matte eyeshadow (I used 'Tempera') over the entire lid. This will make it easier to blend the shadows and ensure the base isn't sticky.

With a blending brush apply a red shadow (I used 'Venetian Red') into and just above the crease to create a transition shade. Go back and forth in a fast, light handed motion to blend and create a transition shade.

Once done take a flat brush pick up a brown shadow (I used 'Cyprus Umber') and apply it onto the entire lid. Then take a clean fluffy blending brush and lightly brush over the top of the brown and red shadows to fuse together and soften any harsh lines.

For the lower lash line, take a small fluffy brush and apply the same red shadow to the entire lower lash line. Then take the same brown shadow on a small pencil brush and tight-line the lower lash line. To finish take a clean small blending brush and lightly brush over to blend the shades together.

Highlight the inner corner of the eye by applying a gold shimmer shadow (I used 'Primavera') on the tip of a pencil brush.

Line the upper eye line using the Kat Von D 'Tattoo Liner', coat the lashes with Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara before adding Glam By Manicare Lashes for some lash drama!

Line the inner waterline using the Marc Jacobs Black Gel Eyeliner Pencil.
 

BROWS
Shape and define the brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and then apply Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel to hold any natural hairs in place.

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Get The Look Dark Romance

BASE
rime the skin by applying the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer to the entire face to create a smooth base and to reduce any visible pores.

For foundation I used the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation for a full coverage and flawless finish. Apply to the face and neck before blending out with a damp Beautyblender.

Conceal under the eyes and any blemishes using the Kat Von D Lock It Concealer and blend out using a damp Beautyblender.

Once done, set under the eyes and face using the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.

Contour and add warmth to the face with the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette and add some subtle colour to the apples of the cheeks using the 'Surreal Glow' Blush from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light Palette.

Using a fan brush highlight the tops of the cheekbones, cupids bow and brow bone with 'Rose Quartz' Highlighter from Jouer Cosmetics.
 

LIPS
For this dark vampy lip I lined the lips using the NARS 'Belle Mare' Velvet Lip Liner and then applied Rimmel by Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in '#053 Retro Red'.

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Get The Look Dark Romance

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