Smoky Eye Makeup for Dummies

001Lately I’ve been in something of a make-up rut and have stuck to the classic brown/bronze shades that I know and love. However forcing myself to get out of this rut I picked up my Urban Decay Naked Palette and just as I was about to apply Smog all over my lids I decided to try something a little different and create a super easy (even I can do it) smoky eye look…

Base

For my base make-up I tried the L’oreal Infallible Matte foundation to give myself a long lasting satin/matte finish. I rarely wear this on its own but I did quite like the finish and the colour match is a great one for my skin tone! I next applied the 2true Bronzer in 01 Natural Bronze in a 3 motion down the temple, cheekbones and jawbone to give myself a little bit of colour and dimension. I then used a really pretty neutral blush, MAC’s Tenderling which is super pretty on very fair skin tones as a girly flush of colour.

Eyes

Next I moved onto the eyes and this is where I dared to go different! Firstly I applied the Urban Decay Shadow in Naked all over the eyes which is a pretty matte pale brown. Next I used the Urban Decay Shadow in Dark side in the outer V and slightly into the crease. Darkside is a very deep brown shade which blends beautifully, it’s quite deep for a daytime look for me but I really liked the end result which took fair bit of blending. I finally applied a little of MAC’s yogurt to the brow bone and swept a little clear brow gel through my brows for shape. I’m still using the Rimmel Brow This Way and really enjoying it! Lastly I applied a little of the Maybelline Smokissme along the lower lash line to add to the smoky/smudgey vibe and then popped on my Maybelline Colossal Mascara in black.

Lips

On the lip I wanted to keep it fairly natural due to the smoky eyes. I opted for the Colour Pop Lippie Stick in Lumier for a soft rosy pink glow. It ended up being slightly too pink so I used the 2true Lipgloss in Coffee Cake to neutralise it and add a bit of a sheen.

I really enjoyed this look and feel like with a little winged liner could easily be amped up for the evening!

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