I’ve come to find that this method of applying shadow (basically, in a soft gradient fading up from the lashline to the brow) is particularly flattering on my large, prominent eyes. I can definitely pull off this sort of smokey look without seeming like I was punched in the face, and it actually helps to make my eyes a less stand-out feature, more in proportion with the rest of my face.
First I moisturized my skin with Garnier Skin Renew Daily Moisture Lotion. I used Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Luminous Concealer in Light under my eyes, and on a couple of blemishes and around my nostrils, I used MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW20. All of that was finished NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding Powder in 01 Nude.
For the eyes, I began by priming with Urban Decay Primer Potion. I started the color by applying MAC Eyeshadow in Brule from the crease up to the brown bone and then blended Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked into the crease and down a bit onto the lid. Next, I blended Bewitch from the Urban Decay Theodora Palette (limited edition) from the lashline up all over the lid. To give a bit of definition, I smudged Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Zero (discontinued) along my lower lashline.
On my cheeks today are MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadowy to contour, a little bit of Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blush in Score lightly dusted the apples of my cheeks, and Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow in Moon Beam No05 (limited edition) to highlight my cheekbones.
Lastly, on to lips… I laid down a thin base of Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Conditioning Stick in Clear (discontinued) and let that soak in a while. Once that had absorbed, I added a glossy sheen with Fusion Beauty LipFusion Collagen Lip Plump in Clear.