Having not worn any makeup for the past few days, I thought I’d break out my trusty Naked Palette and do a kinda summery smokey eye. Unfortunately, I did not have the foresight to take photos as I went in order to form a tutorial, but I’ll do my best to describe the process in steps below. If I wasn’t feeling so lazy I would have added some liquid eyeliner, but for me, this is a sufficient look suitable for a range of situations. I’d wear this into uni, with nude lips, or out for dinner with a subtle lipstick.
1. Using the blending brush, pick up a little Smog and a little Toasted and apply gently all over the eyelid.
2. Take the blending brush and blend the edges outwards towards the end of the brow and sweep underneath the eye, trying to keep close to the lash line. Add more product if necessary until you’re satisfied with the depth of colour. Blend outwards, to meet the shadow from the upper eyelid at the outer v.
3. Apply a mix of Darkhorse & Hustle to the crease and outer v, gradually blending it into the lighter colours.
4. When satisfied with the degree of blending, dust a little Half Baked over the inner corner and centre of the eyelid, to give a warm golden shimmer.
5. Line the upper and lower waterlines & lash lines with kohl pencil. It doesn’t matter if this gets messy, because it will all add to the smokiness.
6. Gently add mascara (I’ve misplaced my Loreal Volume Million, which is what I normally use, so any volumising mascara will do – you want to create a thick fan of lashes rather than long ones, so you can see the ‘smoke’ rising from the eye)
I love smokey eyes because they make my eyes look bigger, and these bronzey colours make the blue in my eyes pop. Also, I find it one of the easiest eyeshadow looks to do, though many people say it’s one of the hardest to pull off! It definitely appeals to my lazy side! Depending on whether I look back on this post and find it cringy or useful, I’ll see if I should do more makeup related stuff. I am in no way an expert, I just like playing around, and there are some really great makeup blogs out there to go to for information and stuff!