Sunday Stash Shopping #85: Super Easy Smokey Eye

It’s Friday night. I usually write my posts earlier then schedule them to be posted later. That way I stress less, and I can write whenever I’m free. My dad just had a surgery to remove his gallbladder. There are lots of stones in there, and he was in pain, so after getting a second opinion, he decided to get it removed. He’s in the hospital as I’m typing this and the surgery went well. Hope he’ll get to go home in 2 days.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been skipping eye makeup a lot lately, but when I finally use eye shadows, I try to play with different makeup looks. Thing is, it doesn’t matter what different colours I use, all the eye makeup end up looking the same. I don’t like piling on eye shadows so you can see every stroke and hue 10 meters away and that’s probably the main reason. Anyway, I bought 2 new Burberry eye shadows, Almond and Taupe Brown and they are the perfect colours for a simple smokey eye. Almond is a matte medium beige that is about 3 tones darker than my skin. Taupe Brown is an ashy dark brown that also works well on the brows too.

 

 

 

 

I apply Taupe Brown on my mobile lid close to my lash line and then blend out using Almond. Since it’s a smokey eye, I use Taupe Brown to smudge my lower lash line as well. I usually keep it tight and not smudge it too low to avoid looking like a panda. However, the panda eye look does suit some people. Then, I used a dark grey pencil liner to line my eyes (top and bottom lash line) and smudged it out using a synthetic pencil brush. At this point, everything should look messy and hazy, nothing defined – Very much like being punched in the eye. So, with the same pencil, I lined close to my waterline and added mascara. Here’s a close up of what it looks like. A smokey eye nearly always looks better with false lashes but meh, I’m just too lazy. And I was going out for groceries, not for anything glitzy. Due to the darkness on my eyes, I had to amp up the brows too, so it’s a little more defined, and much darker than I’d usually wear. I kept the blush light pink and the lips nude with Marc Jacobs New Nudes in Role Play.

 

 

 

 

Here’s another shot of the entire face.

 

 

 

 

Most of the time, I’d use a dark eye shadow stick and smudge it all over my eyes but it’s nice to use powder shadows as well. I forget they actually do look better when I invest some time into it. Hope your weekend is lovely. It’ll be the start of a week’s school holidays and while it’s great everyone’s home, it also means there will be more time for them to play AND FIGHT and SCREAM and cry. LOL! Well, I’m just happy I don’t have to drive around in the hot sun for one whole week.

Hope you enjoyed today’s look and if you give it a try, let me know how it works for you!

 

 

xoxo Lily