You know sometimes you get that sudden rush of inspiration when it comes to makeup? As sad as it sounds, that it what has happened to me over the past few weeks The first thing I think about when I wake up (aside from Coco Pops) is what makeup I am going to wear that day. I know it’s lame – but hey we all need something to give us that kick out of bed at 5.30am So something that I have been experimenting with is a über simple smoky eye – no fancy colour combinations going on here, just one colour blended all over the lid and slightly above the crease, it seriously takes 2 minutes with my trusty MAC 217. I have been leaning more towards deep browns, nothing too on the cool side – more warm taupes and these are my fav’s.
A stunning purple toned brown, this is probably my favourite out of the bunch. It does contain a slight shimmer to it, but this is forgotten after a good blend with a 217. This gives an instant smoky eye and I find that it is the perfect compliment to my green eyes. I have tried a few NARS eyeshadows in my time and I have to say I am always impressed, the pigmentation is great, they have a creamy butter-like consistency and come in a great range of (mostly) everyday, wearable shades. Other NARS shadows worth trying out are Cyprus and Nepal.
This is a shade that I lusted after for ages, after hearing constant ravings from Laura. It is very similar to Ondine in the way that it has a tone of purple running through it, but also contains an equal amount of bronze. It’s a velvet finish and so blends very smoothly on the eye, although it does have a shimmer to it. I love this blended all the round the eyes – all over the lids and then blended under the eye too – yeah I really go for it with this shade
Urban Decay Sidecar & Toasted
If you are a girl, and you like makeup, you own the Urban Decay Naked Palette – it’s basically a law This palette is a go-to dictionary of shades for a neutral eyeshadow lover like myself! I find myself reaching for these shades pretty often considering the ridiculous amount of shadows I own and Sidecar and Toasted are 2 of my most used. Sidecar is one that I don’t even think I swatched till a few weeks (despite having this palette for over a year now!). All the reviews complaining of glittery fall-out put me off. But if you give your brush a good shake before you apply Sidecar all over the lid it is the perfect golden taupe shade. Toasted is one that I go for a lot when I’m doing my make up for an evening out. A nice pinky taupe, again it’s a stunner for those with green eyes.
Right, predictable post over What are your favourite products for a quick smoky eye? Any other ridiculously neutral eyeshadows that I need to try – go on – tempt me!!