Sunday, 25 November 2012

A Smokey Eye

Recently I've been very lazy when it comes to eyes, a swipe of mascara is enough for me. However sometimes I get nostalgic and I whack on the dark browns and smudge a bit of black eyeliner and voila ~ my version of a smokey eye.

I don't think dark make-up suits me. I don't have much eyelid space and black eyeshadow just closes my eyes up. When doing a smokey eye, a sweep a mid-brown shade all over, pack on a darker brown nearer the lash line (and on the bottom lash line) and I add black eyeshadow or black eyeliner onto the lash line and smudge it. I love that the whole point of smokey eyes is for it to be messy - perfect for people like me who get impatient with make-up. Then I just lashings of mascara et voila!

For lips I nude it out. Here I've used No 7 Stay Perfect in Buff which is lovely but a bit drying. For eyeshadows I used the MUA Undressed palette which I love! Sorry that the photos don't really show much, lighting is hard to come by nowadays. (On my cheeks I have NARS Taj Mahal which I haven't put down!)


26 comments:

  1. I love doing a smokey eye like this too. Especially when I'm half asleep and having to pay attention to doing two perfect flicked eyeliner lines is too much effort! Your skin always looks flawless - so jealous. Also love the new layout :)

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    1. ahhhh alas, its covered in blemishes now :( Thank you though xx

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  2. lovely blog and happy new year! x
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  3. stunning.
    btw you can win my coat thanks to my new giveaway.

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  4. You beauty!
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  5. So pretty! Your makeup looks lovely! xx
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  6. These are such pretty photo's! You are so pretty!
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  7. Pretty!! :))

    XO,
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  8. You are so pretty! Good job on your make up! Also, I have mega brow envy! Wanna swap? pretty please!

    Em x

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  9. Lovely look on you. Very pretty.

    Pipp xx
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  10. Lovely make up and you are pretty:)

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  11. beautiful pics!!!
    i'm your new follower!! if you like mine, do the same!!

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  12. This look is so beautiful! x

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  13. Even though you say you don't have much lid space, I still think you have much more than me! Haha. I love your brows, stunning x

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  14. such a cutte post! :) and a lovely blog
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  15. awww you look lovely!!

    iv only had my blog 2 weeks id love if you could check it out and mabey give me some pointers??

    thankyou so much (id follow you but i dont no how haha)

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  16. love your smokey eye in here, looks very vixen like!

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  19. You have such lovely clear skin. Nice blog too.

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  20. ur eyes are beautiful dear :)

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  21. Gorgeous! I'm a new follower :) x

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