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Today's post features a look that I don't wear often, a smokey eye. I feel the most comfortable with a lighter shade on my lid and a darker shade to contour the crease. And I wear that style of eye makeup A LOT. Like a makeup uniform. So for me, a smoky eye is a bit of a departure. But once in a while I'm inspired to try something different and, in this case, I'm so glad I did!
For this version of a smokey eye, I opted for a softer, wearable look that doesn't have to be reserved for a night out on the town (though it would look great out on the town as well!). I only used 3 products to create the smokey effect: a creamy black eyeliner with green-gold shimmer as a base near the lashes and on the lid (MAC Black Line Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner), a mid-tone brown eye shadow blended into the black liner and upwards (brown shade from the Clinique Colour Surge Duo in Like Mink) and a shimmery golden ivory as a highlight (Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Queen Phyllis). This was the result:
I really surprised myself at how wearable this look was! I felt quite sultry, yet not over-the-top. It doesn't hurt that I paired the smokey eye with my favourite blush ever, NARS Deep Throat and my go-to balm for rosy lips, Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lipsmacker!
Here is a full list of what I used!
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff
Concealer: MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20
Powder: Hard Candy Welcome Matte Mattifying Translucent Powder
Bronzer: Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder #51
Blush: NARS Powder Blush in Deep Throat
Highlighter: Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Queen Phyllis
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: MAC Black Line Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner (as base, close to lashes and blended up), brown shade from Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Like Mink (blended into MAC Black Line and up to crease), and Bare Escentuals Queen Phyllis Glimmer (blended into Like Mink up to brow bone and on inner corners of the eye)
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black
Lips: Bonne Belle Lipsmacker Dr. Pepper flavour
And a few more shots of the look:
So this is a look that I'll definitely be wearing more often now. It has allowed me to embrace the smokey eye! Is this a look you would wear? What are some of your favourite products for creating a smokey eye?
Thanks for reading! xoxo