When we asked Kyrsta Morehouse (internationally published MUA who we are proud have as member of our TGS family) what her go-to night out makeup was, she said it is always a dark smokey eye and red lip! We partnered up with Choicebin so that all of the products she used are available for purchase by just tapping on the product name - the best part about Choicebin? They give you money back for buying your beauty products through them! Plus you can use the code: Gypsyshack to receive 10% off your entire first order! So read along and shop this amazing look:
It's a beautiful combination but did you know it's actually really simple to achieve this bold makeup look? It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! Here's how she created this knock out look:
1) I start by prepping my clients skin with Kevyn Aucoin primed skin developer. This primer is a great product for all skin types to smooth out the face leaving you with a beautiful canvas to create on. Since this look involves a lot of dark eye shadow, I like to apply the eye makeup before my foundation to avoid making a mess with any fall out from my eyeshadow. I start the eyes by basing out the eyelid with Tarte clay pot waterproof liner in black. Using the liner as a eyeshadow base will help the black shadow remain very pigmented. I then use my NARSissist loaded eyeshadow palette for my eyeshadow. I start by gently patting the black shadow over the black liner to set the liner. Next I use a fluffy brush to apply the dark espresso brown in the crease/edge of the black shadow and blend the colors together and into the skin. Next I use a small flat brush to blend a thin line of black blended out under the eyes as drop shadow. I then use a small brush to apply the shimmery gold color to the inside corner of the eye to open up the eye. Next I add a few layers of Marc Jacobs Beauty velvet noir major volume mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Finally I finish off the eyes with some Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer to fill in the brows.
2) Now that the eyes are done I go back and finish off the face. I love to use the Smashbox studio skin 15 hour hydrating foundation for smooth flawless skin. Before I use my powder highlight and contour I want to be sure to seal this liquid makeup with Laura Mercier invisible loose setting powder. Once the face is set, I do a light dusting of some Stila heavens hue highlighter across the cheek bones followed by a little contour using Becca sunlit bronzer under the highlight to add some warmth and dimension to the face.
3) To finish off this glam look I added a beautiful red lip. Since red is such a bold color I like to always use a lip liner like the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in gash before I apply the lipstick. Once the lips are lined, I fill them in using Urban Decay vice lipstick vintage capsule collection in bruise.
Time to bat those lashes and pucker your lips cause you're ready for a night on the town!
Feel free to go check out Kyrsta's website to see more of her amazing work: