Hi beauties! It's "Neutral Makeup" season and I find myself reaching for my Motives Mavens Element Palette more often than any other. The Element has the perfect compilation of Autumn-appropriate shades for day or night that result in fool-proof smokey eyes every time. This palette is by far my favorite neutrals palette out there and I love to pair it with classic styles and outfits. Today's post is highlighting just that, featuring a cool-toned neutral smokey eye and my go-to denim on denim outfit of the day + bonus "neutrals with a twist" nails.
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The Element SMOKEY
The Look: cool smokey eye with center spotlight and modest cat eye. Lashes are wispy and spider-y, while the brows are naturally filled in.
- Motives Eye Base
- Motives Mavens ELEMENT Palette (International SHOP click here)
- Serene -- center lid
- Aubergine -- crease / lower lash line
- Native -- transition (blending)
- Shell -- brow bone / inner corner
- Raven -- outer v
- Motives Luxe Precision Liner in Jet Black -- top lash line
- Motives Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black Magic -- waterline / lower lash line
- BROWS: Kelley Baker Brow Powder in Brown
- LASHES: House of Lashes "Temptress Wispies"
LIPS: Gerard Cosmetics "Cocoa Bean" Lip Gloss
NAILS: Neutrals with a Twist
Products Used (NAILS):
- OCC nail polish in Covet (base color) -- creamy peachy nude
- OCC nail polish in Technopagan (evil eye) -- vibrant metallic blue
- OCC nail polish in Distortion (evil eye) -- deep metallic navy
- Nubar Nail Art pens in Black and White (detailing)
- Inglot glitter liners in Gold and Black (detailing)
Denim on Denim OOTD / OOTN: a sleeker, chic-er, more modern version of a 70's classic, played up with animal skins accents and neutral accessories. I never thought I'd see myself wearing this trend, but I tried it and I love it!
Chambray Button-Down: J. Crew
Distressed Cigarette Jeans: Zara
Leopard Print Scarf: Sole Society
Snake-skin Heels: Raphaella Booz from Anthropologie
Handbag: Melie Bianco for Socialbliss The Style Box