Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hey everyone! Again, I'm so sorry about not posting in a little while. Work is still kicking my butt (yay retail job!) and any day I have off, I just wanna be a bum. Anyways, one of the days I played around with my makeup, I came up with my version of a smokey eye that I think would be nice if you have a holiday party but don't want something over the top. It's nothing fancy but I love how it turned out, so here is my tutorial on it!

All products that were used
The very first thing I did was use my Urban Decay Primer Potion, like always. Then I put the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze (middle product pictured) all over my lid and into my crease. I then took a stiffer blending brush to blend out the harsh lines. I've noticed that if I use a regular fluffy blending brush, it doesn't do as good of a job so I gotta use my stiffer one. After blending out the color tattoo, I took the NYX eyeshadow in the color Sensual (last product pictured) and put it on the outer half of my lid and blended into my crease just a bit with my stiff blending brush. Next I used my all time favorite mascara, bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara and just put on one coat. If I use more than one, my lashes for some reason don't want to look nice anymore. After all that I decided to make the inner corners of my eyes brighter by using an illuminating highlighting eyeshadow by a brand called LA Splash Cosmetics in the color Exposed. I didn't take the lid off this when I took the picture because when I bought it, the girl ringing me up dropped it on the floor and I didn't realize until I got home, that it totally broke into a million little bits. I still use it though because it's an amazing highlight for the inner corners of the eyes. I just gotta be careful when I take the lid off. I also dusted a tiny bit of this on my browbone. This shadow is incredibly pigmented, so you really only need the tiniest bit. I bought this at Ulta on clearance so I'm not sure if they still carry it. Onto the final look...


There you have it. I really, really like how this turned out. I know alot of you (ok, most of you) will probably say that this isn't a smokey eye because I used no eyeliner. I probably have mentioned before that I don't really like or use eyeliner all that much but like I said in the beginning, this is my version of a smokey eye. Hopefully everyone likes this look!

8 comments:

  1. Great tutorial and look! I usually go for a smokey eye very similar to this :)

    http://perlaxmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for the comment! I definitely think this looks alot better on me than using a ton of eyeliner and lots of dark eyeshadow.

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  2. Beautiful! I am the same way. I rarely wear eyeliner. I actually like some looks better without it because it doesn't look so harsh. I will wear liner sometimes but 90% of the time if I am not wearing liner I get compliments on my look.

    Great post!
    Mandy Jean
    www.mandyjeanchic.com

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    1. Ah thanks! Glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't wear eyeliner 90% of the time! Most times, I just think it looks bad on me, unless it's a color other than black. Sometimes, I'll go for purple or green

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  3. You have such a cute blog! I found you on the blog hop.

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    Katrina
    kateemari3.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Thank you! Following you back :)

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  4. I love that NYX shadow in Sensual! It is a beautiful outer v or crease color!
    I like your blog a lot, I'm a new follower :)

    xo Abbey

    abbeylovesallure.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following! I'm following you back :)

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