Sunday, 24 August 2014

Beauty: Simple Smokey Eye

My take on the smokey eye look:

Shadows used:
MAC Pigment in Naked*
MAC Club*
Stila single shadow in Nanda Devi*

Brushes used:
Real Techniques Shading Brush
Nanshy Large Shader*
Urban Decay Naked 2

Finishing touches:
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
Daniel Sandler Eyeliner in Grey Velvet

As someone who writes about beauty I don't seem to post many make up looks. I guess I'm sort of shy about what I do as I always think that I'm doing something wrong and the beauty geniuses will think I'm a weirdo.
I haven't done a make up course and I've never studied beauty. Everything I do is from years of experimenting and it does the job for me.

I started by covering my lid with MAC Club, using the Nanshy Large Shader. This brush is huge on my eyelids so it's great for covering the area quickly.
Then I used the UD Naked 2 brush to blend the Stila Nanda Devi into the crease, then used the Real Techniques Shading brush to blend Naked into the inner corners.
I finished the look off with Daniel Sandler eyeliner in Grey Velvet and Maybelline Big Eyes mascara.

I kind of like this look as it's a simple smokey eye that I think can be worn on a day to day basis. I don't wear a lot of eyeshadow, and when I do I'll go for this look rather than something much more bold. I guess that's just my style.

Do you like this look? Do you like posts like this?

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*some of these items were gifted to me by companies or friends. All views and opinions remain my own.  to see my full disclaimer, click here
I'm just going to be honest here and say that all of the eyeshadows used in this look were gifted to me by companies or friends. Like I said, I'm not a huge eyeshadow wearer so I don't really buy eyeshadows. Views expressed are still my own.


  1. This is a simple but gorgeous look. I reckon it'd be perfect for a day in the office :) Raspberrykiss xo

  2. You look lovely! There's no need to be shy about make up look posts! I haven't studied beauty or taken any courses either and I totally just roll with it. I don't think many of us are professional MUA's and I honestly think that with a little common sense and experience, everyone can create and share stunning looks
    I love your light smokey eye, it goes really well with your haircolor!
    Elina | Miss Blue Eyes


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