Paciugopedia3 #2: Plum smokey eye with a silver pop

Welcome back to the second appointment with the Paciugopedia3 initiated by Beautybats, where a bunch of beauty addicted attempt to reproduce and reinterpret looks from famous makeup artists and beauty bloggers. Last month was time for a colourful green and purple look that you can find here, and for November the look is this intense plum smokey eye by the instagrammer @makeupby_ev21.

The biggest challenge I found was finding the right shade for the lid. I had multiple alternatives like Mimesis by Nabla or the Plum shade in the Lorac Pro 2 palette, but in the end I went with the Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Crayon n.33 from the Daring Game collection. It made application and blending a bit of a nightmare because it set really quickly and after an hour my oily lids had it crease all over the place. Oh what we do for a good Paciugo (lol).

The sharp lines of the wings were only possible thanks to the “tape trick”. Now to be honest here, placing the tapes down symmetrically was a challenge, especially since my eyes are not symmetrical at all.

The original look called for a glossy baby pink lips, which is really not me. I don’t own any color like that, or any lipgloss for that matter, so I tried by using Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 903c Just Peachy. Well, that didn’t really work for me so I folded back to my latest obsession MAC Instigator to finish up the look. Dark eyes, dark lips, I was in makeup heaven!

Products used:


  • L’Oréal Infallible 24h matte foundation in 20 Sand
  • MAC Blot Powder in Medium
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light/Medium
  • The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
  • E.l.f. Powder blush in Peachy Keen
  • Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Crayon n.33 from the Daring Game collection
  • Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean, Beaches and Cream, Frappe and Cocoa Bear in the crease
  • Nabla Mimesis in the outer V and outer lower lash line
  • Lorac Pro palette Silver in the inner lower lash line
  • Inglot Gel Liner n.77 Black
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Liner in Black in the upper and lower waterline
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara
  • Essence Half Lashes
Brows and Lips:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
  • Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 903c Just Peachy
  • MAC Matte lipstick Instigator

I am so glad I got to try to do this look and play with blending cream and powder textures together. 

Now if you made it throught my whole blabbing tell me, which lip choice do you prefer? Dark or light?

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