Last month I caught myself thinking that lately, for some reason, I do not use dark eyeshadows for a smokey eye look that often as I used to.
When I was working in corporate, a quick eyeshadow look that I’m about to show you in the video was my signature, easy-to-do, go-to look. It is so versatile, I could easily wear it to the office and later on to rock it while I was catching up with my girls after work.
With that being said, I decided to recreate one of the looks I was rocking back in a day, marrying flattering smokey eyes with one-color-fits-all nude lipstick.
I choose bareMinerals Gen Nude eyeshadow palette in Rose for a reason that it is so hard to ruin your look with it! The wrong flick of your wrist will not make you redo the whole look. The coverage of these eyeshadows is buildable, so for more intensity, you need to layer them.
I’ve already shared my review about this eyeshadow palette in more details in a separate blog post.
The palette is so versatile that I decided to do a giveaway! Head to my GIVEAWAY page for more details.
Now, here is the Smokey Eye Tutorial video.
Few comments on the Smokey Eye video
As you can see, I’m working on layers here rather than applying a single swipe of eyeshadows. Since I have hooded eyes, I always need to create a crease higher than my natural one, otherwise,? no one will notice the eyeshadows on my eyes.
I cannot stress enough the importance of finishing with good mascara – it can really make or break the whole eye look! I love Lashtopia from bareMinerals and I’ll also include it into the giveaway! I’m so excited that you will have a chance to try this awesome product as well!
Several years ago, highlighters were not so popular, so I wasn’t even wearing them. However, to complete this look and adapt it to nowadays, I’m using very subtle highlighters.
You might be questioned by my way of using the setting powder – I’ve learned this trick from Nick Lujan,? Make Up Forever Artist during the presentation in Houston. By swirling the loaded brush in your palm you can avoid using too much of the powder under your eyes (read as avoid creasing).
For lips, I’m decided to wear Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk that I’ve recently shared in one of my reviews.
Here is a list of all products used:
Skincare and Makeup:
- First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (featured here)
- Sensai Total Lip Treatment
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer
- bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Buttercream
- Josie Maran Vibrancy Concealer in Light (reviewed here)
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Mini in Moonstone (featured here)
- Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent
- bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Rose (reviewed here)
- Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer (mentioned here)
- bareMinerals Lashtopia Mascara (reviewed here)
- Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 99 Rose Pétale
- Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze in 104 Tan-Tastic!
- Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Brow Gel in # 4
- Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Medium Brown
- Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter
- Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk (reviewed here)
- Beautyblender makeup sponge in Pure
- Disposable Spoolie brushes
- Anastasia Beverly Hills # 12 Two-end Brow Brush
Sigma Beauty Brushes (in order in which they appear):
- F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush
- E40 Tapered Blending Brush
- E30 Pencil Brush
- E25 Blending Brush
- E55 Eye Shading Brush
- F40 Large Angled Contour Brush
- F30 Large Powder Brush
In case you didn’t know, I’ve partnered with Sigma Beauty to offer you 10% OFF your next purchase! Just use my personal code: SKB10 at the checkout.
Speaking of their brushes, I really love their quality. Each brush comes with 2 years warranty, however, I’ve? been using them even longer and they never shed!
I have several identical brushes and every time I use a different product or eye shadow shade, I use a clean brush. Yes, it will create a pile of dirty brushes, but it takes me only 5 to 7 minutes (really, I timed it!) to wash them all in one go! I’m using Sigma Beauty Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat and Sigmagic Brushampoo and they work magic with these brushes. I tried a dupe for the mat and it’s not the same, trust me.
About the Video:
Music Credits: Markvard – Perfect Day ** FREE DOWNLOAD **
The video was filmed on Nikon D800 using Nikkor 105 mm F/2.8 Micro lens.
How do you like this type of tutorials? Do you prefer a voice over for guidance?
Let me know in the comments down below!