Kelly Ager - Makeup Artist
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My match made in Smokey Eye heaven

I thought I'd tell you about one of my secret weapons I use ALL the time! 
If a client requests smokey eyes and they don't want a full on deep dark black smokey eye these are my 'go to' products. 

L'Oreal Midnight stars #179

Makeup Forever Aqua Cream Steel #2

The aqua cream is a cream product which I use as a base (usually over Urban Decay primer potion) although this product probably doesn't require a primer as it's a long lasting cream shadow (which is also waterproof!) I always use an eye primer for extra staying power - your eye makeup isn't going anywhere until you physically wipe it off yourself with a wipe and cleanser. 

Once I have applied this all over the lid, usually with my finger then blending out the edges either with a clean finger or a MAC 217 brush to make sure there isn't any harsh lines, I load up a clean MAC 217 brush and gently apply L'Oreal Midnight stars all over. I use little swirling motions being careful not to move any of the cream product underneath. 

The colour's are really similar - but Midnight star's has a slight gold sheen to it and together these two products look AMAZING! They create a gorgeous dark greyish sparkly smokey eye. I usually add a little cream liner on the upper and lower lash line. On the lower lash line I blend in the black gel liner with Midnight Stars so its not too harsh. 

These two products are so gorgeous together! Here are a few clients I've used this combo on.  

*All products bought by my fair hands with my own money*