Recreating Paris Jackson VMA look
Paris Jackson's Hot & Smokey VMA look
I have to be honest, I did not watch the VMA’s, but I couldn't help myself from falling in love with Paris Jackson’s smokey eye. Award shows can be boring for beauty lovers when it comes to makeup since most attendees want to be picture perfect and go for a natural look. I loved Paris’ look because it's a little unconventional and also incorporates some fun colors!
Paris rocked a reverse smokey eye, a style of a smokey eye that involves smoking out the lower lash-line rather than the eyelid. Paris' lower lid is smoked with a deep teal color and the same deep color in the water line. I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette, shades 'Axis & Untamed', below my eye. I prefer to use a small, precise brush to apply the eyeshadow and then blending with a fluffier brush. I didn't find a teal eyeliner in my kit, instead, I used a small amount of Mehron's Mixing Liquid to create a creamier texture to apply the same shadows in my own water line. I decided to add 'Electric' from the Subculture palette to brighten & draw attention to my inner corner.
I mixed 'New Wave, Mercury, and Dawn' eyeshadows for a warm wash over the eyelids. In the center of the eyelid, I applied 'Adorn' with my ring finger and blending the shadow with a fluffy brush. After curling my lashes I applied a few coats of Mascara, I love Essence Makeup's, Lash Princess Mascara.
Paris' look included a nude glossy lip and natural looking eyebrow, I chose 'Bare Secret' Gloss by Milani Cosmetics and Glossier's 'Brown' Boy Brow. I chose to bronze my own face a bit more, to match Paris' glowing tan. I used Wet n Wild's 'Oaks On You' Contour Stick, this product is too warm-toned for me to use as a Contour, but I adore it for a cream bronzer. I prefer blending this product out with the warmth of my fingers rather than a brush. Lastly, I mixed 'Summer & Dripping In Gold' Illuminators by ABH for an extra bit of glow and set my entire face with setting spray.
Try this look for Day or Night, I would love to see any recreations 💕 Find & Tag me on Instagram @sammanthaalouise.