I love a classic smokey eye.
A true smokey eye is really almost black and it goes on to the whole lid as well as on the lower lashline. This kind of makeup can look a bit harsh on blue eyes but for brown eyes it looks almost like it was always there. Right? If I had my model’s eyes I’d probably do this makeup every day! I softened the black/brown shade with a warm orange that brings warmth to the look and also acts as a transition color. Since the eye shadow is mostly matte I paired it with a glossy nude lip.
Isn’t she gorgeous? How do you do a smokey eye?
I did this look at the end of the summer so I couldn’t remember all the products – sorry!
PRODUCTS (or some of them)
Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Rimmel Brow This Way Palette in Medium Brown
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Vice4
Jane Iredale Lipgloss in White Tea*
I’ve been loving my new hair. I’ve actually got better at styling it. Guess what’s my secret? Enough product! My blonde hair with dry ends absorb tons of BB-cream and oil. Also my curls require a lot of hairspray and dry shampoo. This way the curls actually last for two days!
Wait, did I say BB-cream? For hair? Yeah. I will make a post about my hair care and products that I use later.
About this makeup though: I’ve been lately into dark colors and smokey eyes. I feel like I have to quickly get these dark colors out of my system to make room for spring & summer makeup styles.
It won’t be long until I’ll be posting about fresh and natural foundations, pastel colors and light pink lipsticks.
But for now I’m all about that dramatic smoke and that gorgeous lip color from my sister’s makeup bag.
Everyday Minerals Rose Primer
Everyday Minerals Matte Base in Golden Ivory
Everyday Minerals Multitasking Concealer
Sleek Makeup Palette in Vintage Romance
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Dark Brown
Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer in Taupe
Eylure lashes in 143
TooFaced Melted in Fig (my sister’s)