Summer Smokey Eye with Detrivore
When I think summer makeup, I think rich, warm, effortlessly sultry metallics. While big-name brands are churning out matched set after palette after re-promoted collection, the handmade Indie community has some beautifully formulated options. On a hot July day, I dug out some of my favourite metallics from Detrivore Cosmetics to create a shimmering smokey eye.
I knew I wanted a bright, true metallic as the basis of this look so I chose Sphinx, a beautiful copper-gold. To compliment it, I chose Hack, a shimmering brown-based pink, and Widow, a sparkling burgundy.
Over Detrivore’s sticky original eye shadow primer, I used Sphinx on the inner half of the lid, blending into Hack on the outer half. After defining the crease with Widow, I blended the corner outwards towards my temple and softened the lines along the outer V.
Using my usual black liquid liner, I lined both the upper and lower lash lines and used a pencil-shaped brush to smudge the lines with Widow, creating the smokey brown shade seen here.
Smokey eyes are traditionally evening-wear, not usually work-appropriate or office-ready. However, by substituting black and grays for pinks and plums, the smokey eye takes on a whole new identity. The lighter colours keep it form being too overbearing and harsh, perfect for warm-weather fun and spirited summer workwear.
But if the colours shown here aren’t really your thing, Detrivore stocks tons of absolutely stunning, incredibly unique shades begging to inspire your next look. Which Detrivore shades would you pair for a fun summer look?