Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas make up look - grey smokey eye

As we're full swing into the party season, with that comes the perfect opportunity to play around with our make up.  Eyes get smokier, lips get redder and today I'm going to show you how to achieve a really quick smokey eye.  Ten minutes should do the job.  If you're going to be photographing your eyeball, it might take you a squidgy bit longer.

You don't need a huge number of products at all.  I used six which is practically nothing in the grand scheme of things.  Take a look at what I used.

  • Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadow in 130R (The grey one)
  • Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner in Chrome
  • Clarins Kohl Eye Pencil
  • Hourglass Jett Script Precision Liner
  • Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara
  • Clinique Bottom Lash mascara
1. Apply the Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner all over the eyelid and take it under the lower lash line.
2. Pat the darkest shade of Inglot's Rainbow Eyeshadow 130R on top of the liner.
3. Apply the medium shade of 130R to the crease and blend it with the darkest shade.
4. Using a fluffy brush, apply the medium and lightest shade of 130R above the crease and just keep blending to beat the band.
5. Line the top and bottom waterline with Clarins Kohl Pencil, being careful not to poke yourself in the eyeball.
6. Using the Hourglass Jett Script Precision liner, apply a thin line along the upper lashline and wing it out slightly.  I have hooded eyes so don't like my liner being too thick, or else I won't be able to see the eyeshadow.
7. Apply Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill on upper lashes and Clinique Bottom Lash mascara on the bottom lashes funnily enough.
8. Voila!  You have beautiful eyes!

I love love love this look and paired with a nude lip and bronzer on your cheeks, you're good to go.  As you can see, it's really easy, so give it a go!

Are there any other make up looks you'd like me to show you over the Christmas?  I'll be piling on the make up over the next few weeks, so get ready for more tutorials!


  1. GORGEOUS! I need those Inglot rainbow shadows in my life immediately!

  2. Inspiring!
    After this post the one and only thought on my mind was to learn how to create smokey eye make-up myself :) Thanks!


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