Makeup Look | Blooming Orchid Smokey Eye | ft. THEFACESHOP


Late March on the Westcoast brings a warm breeze that’s been ushering in the blooming magnolia trees, the first of sandals of the year and lush spring beauty looks. While floral tones are especially lovely this time of the year, I find purples to be an easy transitional shade to wear and can be adapted depending on the rest of your makeup.

For this orchid smokey eye I went with light glowing skin using The Face Shop’s new CC Ultra Moist Cushion (see it in action in my latest Youtube video). This feels light and comfortable while giving a really fresh glow that settles nicely my skin after a hour or so. Some days I do set the T-zone with a powder but this time I decided to leave it as it is. To keep the whole look spring themed, I chose a coral ombre lip that was soft yet pretty using a lip tint rubbed in the center and a light gloss dabbed lightly all over.
 THEFACESHOP CC Cushion Makeup

  • THEFACESHOP | CC Ultra Moist Cushion | Apricot Beige
  • THEFACESHOP | Single Blush | OR01 & PP01
  • THEFACESHOP | Baked Shadow | PK02
  • THEFACESHOP | Style My Eyebrow | 02
  • THEFACESHOP | Ink Graffi Liquid Eyeliner | 02 Dark Brown
  • THEFACESHOP | Secret Lip Tint | 06 Grapefruit
  • THEFACESHOP | Real Gloss Vivid | OR01    

To soften up the smokey eye, I concentrated most of the depth at the outer edges while keeping the rest of the colour light on the lids. You’ve gotta be a little impressed that the colour here is created with a single eyeshadow duo! Then, in an unusual move, I swapped my usual deep black liner for a brown liquid liner to add definition without looking heavy. The result altogether is surprisingly pretty and even a little ethereal when catching the sunlight. For those who don’t usually wear much makeup, this is a colourful nighttime option and for those wear more everyday, this isn’t too heavy to wear out with your spring outfits. I hope you give this look a try and don’t forget to check out my Korean Baby-Skin video with The Face Shop if you haven’t already.

Happy Spring,

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