Hey everyone last night I went on a night out and really didn't feel like doing my makeup, I ended up doing a really quick and easy smokey eye which only took two minutes. I did post a picture on my instagram which you can see and follow here at the side >> I was really pleased with how it turned out and I got a lot of complements so I thought I would re-create it today to show how I did it. It also gave me an excuse to use some of the new products I brought when I went shopping the other day. You can see what u brought here. So this is how I achieved this look.
L'Oreal True Match Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Pressed Powder in Translucent
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
L'Oreal Blusher in Sandalwood Pink
Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette in Aura
I first applied the foundation all over using a buffing brush then concealed my under eyes with the concealer. I set the under eyes and T-zone with the powder as I don't find I need to set everywhere with using this foundation. I contoured with the bronzer around the forehead, chin and cheekbones. I then applied the blusher, blending it just above where I contoured. I finished with applying the highlighter out of my palette on the tops of the cheekbones.
ABH Brow Wiz ABH Tinted Brow Gel Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette in Aura Avon Black Eyeliner Pencil MAC Teddy Eye Pencil Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I first did my brows in the usual way. First for the eyes I lined the top lash line thickly with the black eye pencil, you don't have to be neat at all. Next I applied the black eye shadow all over the eye lid and a little into the crease. I then smudged out the eyeliner out into the shadow so there was no visible line however it was still darkest at the lash line. Next I used the brown eye shadow in the crease and blended out the black with it so there was no harsh lines. I blended upwards rather than outward as I wanted to keep a more rounder shape so I didn't blend past the outer corner of the eye.
I used the same concept for the lower lash line. First lining it with the black pencil, then blended it out with the black eye shadow. I then used the brown shadow softly along too to make it more smokey, and so the same pattern of colours goes all around the eye in a kind of circle emphasizing the roundness. I lined the water line with the brown liner as I find this makes the eye pop more then using black. To finish I used the pale eye shadow under the brow bone to slightly highlight then I used the new Benefit mascara top and bottom. I may do a first impressions after I have used it a couple of times.
Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea
I applied this all over the lips.
So that is my easy smokey eyes. It does sound harder than it actually is but I like it because you can be as quick and messy as you like as you only have to blend it out after. Its perfect for a night out.