FOTD: Smoky teal, and how I do my party makeup

I didn't have access to the internet yesterday so I wasn't able to blog. Ugh! I complain a lot about how difficult and desensitizing it is to blog everyday, but when I fail to do it, I feel incomplete. Anyhow I'm back and I have a couple of interesting things to share.

Joana, Mikha, and moi. Project Vanity readers are all pretty, I swear. 

Last Tuesday night I had the chance to meet my two Commenters of the Month, Joana and Mikha. These girls are really sweet, and so kikay! I really enjoyed chatting with them. I wish we had all night to hang out, but the Meg party was just next door and I also scheduled to meet some friends there. 

So yes, that explains the bongga smoky eye. I don't do this on a regular basis because I rarely go out to evening parties (and even then a red or dark lip is quicker and cleaner to do!), but the event was at Skye so I wanted something that would stand out.

PS Hate my camera's flash. It makes me look weird!

Do you know why makeup gurus recommend smoky eyes for night events? It's because the dim lighting shadows your features and sort of hides them. To bring them out, you have to really outline your eyes, lips, and cheeks with makeup. The darker, the more dramatic, the better! It's also a great time to bring out the sparkly makeup!

For this look, I used metallic blue black and a matte teal from my Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palette in Me, Myself, and Eye (from Digital Traincase, only P650). I was able to make a sharp smoky eye like this by literally drawing the outline on my lids with a black eyeshadow. I then just colored within the lines, like so.

Eye definition: Benefit Brow Zings, Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner, Majo Lash Expander Mascara

Lips: Revlon lip gloss in Pink Pop

As a finishing touch, I added lots of lovely sparkles from my Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Palette in Sand. The shade is called Gold Bar. By itself, it doesn't have any pigmentation, but pat it on top of your eye makeup or lip color and boom! You get a really gorgeous, shimmerbomb effect without looking overdone.

The Bobbi palette is limited edition, but I think the brand has this kind of sparkle shadow in most of its palettes. Beauty bloggers hate it but it's just something one needs to know how to use!

Oh last thing - I also added the Majolica Majorca Aurora Tear Liner in Pink on the inner corners of my lid. You won't see it in the photos, but it comes out when the light hits it just right. Again, perfect for venues with dim lighting!

Hope you found my tips useful! How about you, how do you do your party makeup?