I am all for easy and effective smokey eyes. I love the idea of red and brown smokey eyes rather than the traditional black. I feel that the black is too harsh for my complexion and so I tend to stick with the browns and reds. This is one of my go-to smokey eye looks and I love wearing this look during the day. If I need to transition into an evening look I might add a winged eyeliner or add black/dark brown to the outer corner of my eye.
I would love to know if you tried this makeup look. If you did, show me your recreations on Instagram and let me know if you liked the look.
I always prime my eyelids before starting with my makeup, and for this look I primed with my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
I have used Anaheim from the Urban Decay to define my crease.
I am then taking Smarty Pants from the Tartelette in Bloom palette and applying this to my entire eyelid. I always do this step when I am doing a smoky eye look because it helps blend all the dark colours that I pack on top of it.
I am then taking Flower Child from the Tartelette in Bloom palette and applying this over the same area that I applied Smarty Pants.
To darken my crease, I am taking Sweetheart from the Tartelette in Bloom palette and blending this into my crease with a fluffy blending brush.
For the start of the smoky eye I am taking Rebel from the Tartelette in Bloom palette and then I am going to use my fluffy blending brush to blend the shadow over the eyelid and the crease. This part fascinates me… I apply so much of the colour to my lid and then so much of it disappears when I blend. I know, I know… this is the point of blending… but still K
For my lower lash line, I am blending Anaheim across the entire lash line, and then I am taking Flower Child and applying this to the outer half of my lower lash line.
I am upset about the intensity on my lid so I am just applying some more Rebel and Leader onto my eyelid to darken up the smoky look.
I am then taking Bathwater from the Tartelette in Bloom palette and blending this onto my brow bone to add a little bit of highlight and some sparkle… because I’m liking sparkles at the moment.
I am then taking Funny Girl from the Urban Decay Gwen Steffani palette on the inner corner of my eye because no smoky eye is complete without a little bit of glitter in the inner corner of the eye.
For eyeliner I am taking the Essence long lasting eye pencil in 01 Black Fever to line my tight line and my lower lashline.
I am then taking Blackout from the Urban Decay Gwen Steffani palette on a small flat brush and using it to smoke out the lower lash line.
For mascara, I found this cheap one at a local beauty supply shop and I originally bought it to use in my makeup kit for clients but found that I really like how it applies so I have decided now to keep it for myself.
The lipstick that I have used for this look is the Essence lipstick in Nude Love.
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