When I first got Marc Jacobs The Vamp Palette I was quite excited but it didn’t live up to it’s price or it’s competitors color pay-off and quality (Think UD Naked Palettes and Lorac Pro Palettes). Almost a year after my first review (read here), I wanted to re-discover this palette and put it to good use, and I must say, I am finally a happy customer.
This smoky eye starts with a primer, I’d reckon the Urban Decay Primer Potion (Obviously!) or the Lorac Pro one. The technique is quite different for this tutorial compared to my other ones. I’ve used darker shades (Navy) in the inner corner of my eye and the outer corner. My crease shade was a medium (cool-toned) brown. With the shade silver heavily patted on the centre of my lid to bring some light. Blend blend and blend. Because this look requires smooth transition. Now use the Navy shade from the palette to smoke out the lower lid only half-way and the rest of the lower lid should be smoked out with a silver. This technique is quite versatile so feel free to try it with Black & Gold or Turquoise & Champagne tones.
When it comes to my base, I’ve used my trusty Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua with Mac Prep & Prime in Radiant Rose. My base was topped off with Benefit’s Rockateur Blush.
The lip combo I went with – MAC Spice Liner and Mac Velvet Teddy Lipstick.
And we’re done. Easy, right?