This is a pretty simple look; super blended brown/black/purple outer-v, neutral lid with inner corner and brow highlight. I paired it with a slightly more interesting ombre lip or two -- one dramatic, as you can see here, and one more neutral (but still a bit weird/interesting) that you can see under the cut.
|Just look at all that Illamasqua. Yum.|
For my lids I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance, as usual. I patted my Illamasqua Powder Foundation all over my lids and up to the browbone. For my crease I gently applied NYX shadows in Dark Brown and Black. I blended these out with some Illamasqua Inception (beautiful purple shadow from the Fundamental ) and a touch of Sugarpill Love+ which I should probably have applied more of in retrospect. I also applied MUFE Aqua Eyes in 0L on my waterline and tightline and blended out the lower lashline with a bit more Dark Brown.
I then did my brows, first smoothing and shaping them with NYX Eyebrow Shaper (it's a wax stick basically) and filling them in with more Inception. I blended the inner portion of my brows with a Q-tip. After cleaning and carving with a bit of my foundation (Illamasqua Skin Base in 10.5 with a touch of Rich Liquid in RF100 to lighten) I highlighted under my brow with MAC Ricepaper and a hint of Synth. This is when I applied Beguile to my lids and Synth to my inner corner.
|Now the fun part.|
For a more neutral alternative, I tried out a new combo that I may have to alter and use more often:
I applied NYX Rea all over, really thinning it out as it can otherwise look a little streaky and weird (don't worry Rea, I still love you ♡). I then applied Illamasqua Pencil in Exert in the outer portion of my lips. I also dabbed MAC Cremesheen Glass in Loud & Lovely in the center. Now Exert is grey. Very grey. But somehow in this combination it takes on a more lilac or lavender tinge to it...which looks a bit familiar to something else... *coughLimeCrimeChinchillacough*. But as I haven't experienced that product irl before I can't say for sure.
|Much more toned down now.|