Smokey Eye Look with Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest After Dark palette

Hi everyone! I haven’t shared a makeup look with you in *forever* so I thought I’d share today’s look! I’m actually really chuffed on how it turned out, so read through to the end and let me know what you think in the comments. 🙂

Tarte Rainforest After Dark | Be Happy And Buy Polish

All the shadows are from the Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette, which is a huge staple in my makeup looks. I started with Too Faced Shadow Insurance, then applied NYX cosmetics Strawberry Milk as a sticky base.

I then used Bare to Explore (light pink-purple) all over the lid into the crease and blended out. On the lash line into the crease in a curve, I used Make a Mauve (next over from Bare to Explore).

Smokey eye with Tarte Rainforest After Dark | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I used Plum Away With Me (next over from Make a Mauve) on the outside corner. (Of course, I blended out after each step.) Lastly, for a bit of brightness, I used Up to No Gold on the center of the lid.

Smokey eye with Tarte Rainforest After Dark  | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used Revlon Kohl eyeliner and lined my waterline – something I haven’t done in a hot minute but I need to get back into. I used Buxom mascara to finish off my eye look.

Tarte Rainforest After Dark smokey eye FOTD | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I also used the highlighter (Champagne), blush (Unleashed), and bronzer (Park Ave Princess) from the Tarte palette, they are just so gosh-darned flattering! For my lips, I started off with NYX Cosmetics soft matte lip cream in Abu Dhabi and topped it with MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss in Sweet Pink.

braided updo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If you’d like to see how I did my hair for today, I used this tutorial for a braided updo by Hair Romance, which I pinned to my Curly Hair ‘Dos board on pinterest (a lot of essentials there, so follow me!). It says it’s “fancy” but with my curly hair, it can look kinda messy. 😛

I know this is kind of a long post, but I was so excited that my hair AND makeup were on point today. 🙂 Do you get excited when your whole look is killing it?