The Best Eyeshadow for Darkskin #browngirlmakeup
It has taking me so long to find the perfect eyeshadow that compliments my big wide sultry eyes and smokey brown skin. Let us rewind to the spring of 2015. I'll never forget the day my life was changed forever with eye shadows. I remember it like it was yesterday, when I first saw Beyonce and Nicki Minaj's "Feeling Myself" video. My oxygen was slowly snatched for 3 whole entire minutes with every glance of Beyonce's gold eyeshadow that seemed to match her skin tone so perfectly with just a magical touch of sheen. She was stunning! I couldn't stop looking at her. Her makeup was effortless. Dare I say....FLAWLESS!!!
I knew I wanted to look and feel as flawless as she appeared in that video. I adopted subtle gold eyeshadow mission. #operationfeelingmyselfeyeshadow. I went on a online wide search for the perfect eyeshadow to give me this "Beyonce Effect"---- for I too longed for the moment that I could shamelessly be so impressed with myself the way she was in that video. Was this too much to ask for? Was I reaching for the stars? Apparently I was for whole entire year, because I searched high and low and could not find anything to suit my deep chocolate eyelids without making me look like a frosted clown from the 90s. ONE WHOLE YEAR OF EPIC FEELING MYSELF EYESHADOW FAILURE. I tried so many gold shadows and bronze shadows until finally I just gave up. I gave it one more shot in the spring of 2016 and my makeup prayers were answered. I discovered a little hidden gem in my makeup collection from L'Oreal. It was the L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in the color Bronzed Taupe.
Bronzed Taupe is the perfect color for brown girls. It has the perfect neutral undertone that doesn't overpower the eyelid. It picks up enough color and gives the right amount of sheen for that simple glam look. I love wearing it for all occassions. The texture is creamy but has powder finish. It glides on so smoothly on the eyelids.
Fast forward to Summer 2018. I was definitely in the mood for a summer bronze glowy look, despite the fact that I haven't really been out at all this summer. But of course that won't stop me from getting pretty for the camera to create a tutorial with the L'Oreal Infalliable Bronzed Taupe. I don't mean to brag......BUT......I think I may have discovered the best red lip combo for deeper skin tones. Okay... I did get a little help from a girl named Kezia Eniang. BUT!!!!! I get a little credit for adding a little bit more FLAMES to this FIRE RED COMBINATION! I have never been more satisfied with my red lip game. MAC you truly know how to make a gal feel like she needs to be taken shopping.
L'OREAL INFALLIBLE BRONZE TAUPE
NYX TOTAL CONTROL FOUNDATION - MOCHA
MAKEUP GEEK COCOA BEAR EYESHADOW
L'OREAL INFALLIABLE CONCEALER - CREME CAFE
MAYBELLINE FIT ME LOOSE POWDER - DARK COCOA
SASHA COSMETICS - BUTTERCUP SETTING POWDER
MAC RUBY WOO
MAC CHESTNUT LIP PENCIL
NARS VELVET RED PENCIL - CRUELLA
NYX EYESHADOW BASE - SKIN TONE
SIGMA E40 TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH
SIGMA E25 BLENDING BRUSH
REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE SPONGE
REAL TECHNIQUES FLAWLESS BASE BRUSH SET
ECOTOOLS HIGHLIGHT AND DUO BRUSH