Friday, August 6th, 2010

Quick & Easy Natural Smoky Eye

This is a super quick, super easy smoky eye that’s not too dramatic and still natural.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Satin Taupe eyeshadow on the bottom third of the lid along the upper lash line. Lightly blend Soft Brown eyeshadow on the middle of the lid with the 239 and blend into and above the crease. Blend Shroom eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Zero liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply #15 Natural blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Velvet Teddy lipstick first, and then layer Nymphette lipglass for a complementing lip.

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59 thoughts on “Back to School Makeup: Quick & Easy Natural Eye

  1. phuongk

    i have been into neutrals so much this summer. this is a great look! christine, can you please do more of those reader compilation looks? like how about a “dare to wear” look by your readers? that should be fun!

    • Hi Phuong,

      I will definitely do more of them, but I totally didn’t realize how much time it takes to compile everything! I will have to plan better so I can set aside the 6-8 hours it takes to get everything ready and not rush through it like I did here! :)

  2. baby in a corner

    I realised how hard your job is christine after taking my own photos! you need to have your eyebrows/ hair perfect and then your face is up for everyone to look at! you do a great job though!

  3. beautiful look!! I have all the colors too!! I can not wait to try it!!
    Thank you for the inspiration

  4. Woeeh, nice look! And, this the first time a look of which I actually already own all the colours used, whoop ^^ I’m definitely going to try this one. Why haven’t I thought of pairing soft brown with satin taupe? Genius! ^^ Love the lippies btw!

  5. wow, this is really gorgeous. you literally look like a doll.

  6. Pam

    this is a great look. i have all 3 MAC eyeshadows so will definitely give this a try!

  7. KC

    I lovessss it! I think the eyeliner and blush really make this look. It’s sexy but really sophisticated.

  8. kasu

    Love this look, you look awesome Christine!!! :) Could you possibly do a natural smokey but with grey mac eyeshadows?

    • Thanks a lot, Kasu! I’ll try, but if I don’t get to it, you could try Print on the lower lash line, then Electra or even Satin Taupe above!

  9. Katie

    I don’t know why, but I love the way that lip combo looks on you, even though it’s a simple one!

  10. Natalia

    i love this look and will deff be trying it out and i also agree with phuongk (:

  11. Leah

    Understated and easy, yet so incredibly alluring.

  12. Diana B

    Christine you are glowing in this picture. Gorgeous!!

  13. You look super pretty here :). I also love it when you do a look with makeup that I own (well… most of it ;)).

  14. Christine, i’m amazed, this look is perfect , maybe i will try it for my “back2school” hahaha

    I have to say, you look sooo pretty, and i’m always surprised about your creativity .

    I hope you can post more natural looks

  15. Emily

    This looks great on you!

  16. Simple & elegant! I reaaaaaaaaaaally want Soft Brown! :)

  17. Bernice

    So pretty !
    Love it !
    Natural, easy, perfect for summer and fall !

  18. aradhana

    i don’t find this look particularly ‘smoky’, but it’s very pretty all the same!
    (i like the grey sweater too!)

  19. MoNyCKa

    It looks very pretty, nice combo of colors… but I still love bright eyeshadows 😛

  20. Michelle

    I am really loving this neutral look! Sometimes I just want my makeup to be soft, natural, and pretty!

  21. LNU

    The cheeks and lips in this look make it all look amazing, the foundation looks stunning too, I totally love the way your skin looks here!

  22. K

    Very nice light, shimmery look. Smoky? Not so much. :-)

  23. Indoorkitty

    Christine, I was fearful of a satin taupe disaster (my husband refers to that one as Zombie-kitty – it doesn’t comply with my warm undertones) but I like the idea of putting just a smidge on the lower centre third of the eye lid. Will give it a whirl… And if that fails, well, look out undead, here I come…

  24. Hannah

    this is almost the exact look i do when im in a rush only i dont use soft brown and bring satin taupe into the crease lightly and pack on the colour more in the outer corner and i use shroom in the tear duct aswell :)
    Great minds think alike i suppose 😉

  25. that is super duper great and natural look i have everything m surely gonna try and post too … i bought velvet teddy after reading its ur fav nude lip combo and i am sooo much loveing it dear :) thanks i might use margin though with this as a blush ..

  26. Wendy

    Just one quesrion why is it always MAC Nymphette Lipglass?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  27. Kathleen

    This is so pretty Christine! Oh man, you’re making me want to pick up some more eyeshadow when I really shouldn’t… I keep switching between lipstick and e/s phases and it’s not doing good for the wallet.

    I used to think Satin Taupe was too grey for my liking. Would you say it’s more on the brown side?

  28. jen

    love this! so simple, natural, and gorgeous