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I love using Dior eyeshadow palettes. For example Twilight 140 (a blue smoky eye), or Night Butterfly (a purple smoky eye). The upcoming holiday palette, Smoky Crystal is also gorgeous. I’m a sucker for palettes, so I just collect them all even though there may be duplicate colours in the palettes.

I love doing smokey eyes in the traditional blacks/silvers but I also love doing smokey eyes in browns, greens, blues and purples.

I did a smokey green-teal eye last Friday. I used Painterly paintpot (base), Steamy (lid), Strike a Pose (crease), Plumage (outer v, lightly in crease), Vanilla (highlight), Vanilla (inner corner to brighten), UD Zero to line upper lashline and Plumage to line lower lashline. I really liked this look a lot :o) .

Vex under the brow, Malt in the crease, Knighttrain on the lid, Blutz & Glitz liner layered with UD Oil Slick on top

My favorite is Miss Chievous’s 3D smokey eye with MAC e/s in Naked Lunch (instead of Jest), Carbon, Satin Taupe and Bobbi Brown Gunmetal e/s! I love it!

This is a hard question. Lol. I have a few favourite combinations but my newest one would have to be MAC Cinderfella mineralize eye shadow all over the lid, MAC Shale eye shadow in the crease, and MAC Shroom eye shadow as a highlight. Simple. 🙂 x

Benefit Skinny Jeans as a base, the shimmery dark taupe shade from the Kate Dark Diamond eyes palette in BK-2 on the lid, MAC soft brown in the crease, the shimmery white highlight shade from the same Kate palette to highlight the tear duct, same coordinating eyeshadows for the lower lashline, MAC Bisque on the brow bone, Feline on the tightline and waterline, Blacktrack for the upper lashline, and KissME Volume and Curl mascara. Sometimes I’ll mix a little Reflects Antique gold plus MAC liner mixing medium and add a little sparkle on my lower lashline just directly under the pupil.

Make Up Factory eyeshadows # 25 (dark matte warm brown) # 10 (Dark matte neutral brown) # 02 (black matte) and as highligher # 39 (light vanilla)

Over Blackground or Black CCB: MAC Satin Taupe or Smoke & Diamonds, Carbon, and Femme-Fi or Blanc Type depending on what I’m wearing on my lips and cheeks.

base: Urban decay primer potion then blacktrack fluidine all over lid

crease: with a fluffy brush like the 226 put smoke and diamonds e/s in the crease then apply mac’s carbon or blacktied but as i dont own carbon or black tied I use urban decay’s prevsion (just like carbon or i use slatley black from the hello kitty qad)
eyes: use urban decays matte e/s in revolver on inner lid and on outer lid mac’s silverring!

Shimmer Smoke Eye:

Black Black Chromecake Base
DarkSoul Pigment
Honesy EyeShadow
Vanilla or Orb Highlight under brow
Enrgaved or Feline Liner
Fake Lashes

Matte Smoke Eye

Carbon Base EyeShadow
Nehru Fade to Lught EyeShadow
Texture Eyeshadow (On someone NC42 or darker)
Orb Highlight
Engraved or Smolder Liner
Fake Lashes

Shimmer Brown Smoke Eye:

Pianterly Base
Copper Sparkle Pigment
Samoa Silk Fade to light Eyeshadow
Teddy Liner
Fake Lashes

I like to use my jet eyepencil (black) by prescriptives. I take that and draw a line on the outer two thirds of my upper lash line, I then draw a 90 degree angle and shade it in with the pencil. I then take my 217 brush and smoke it out. The I take my black from the Mineralize hot contrast duo by MAC and use my 217 to set the the liner. I line my bottom water line and lash line with the same pencil and smudge out that with the shadow. In the inner 1/3 corner of the upper lash line and bottom one third lash line I use a retrospect. On my brow bone I use concealer. Just two colors but I use this particular technique because my eyes are small and if I bring the darker color all the way in then it doesnt look good.

Honestly? My E.L.F. shadow quad in “Drama” (black, white, and a kickbutt gunmetal grey) with MAC Vanilla pigment over the top. Never found anything better!

I haven’t had the opportunity to really do a smoky eye of my own – I usually wear glasses, but I saw an absolutely smashing look on Melanie C that I want to try and recreate on my BFF. This is the link to the YouTube vid – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC0DnqE8kxY

It’s sultry and smoky, yet girlie and almost Spring-like in its use of color. It looks like a cross between charcoal and lavender for the eyes, with the nudes leaning toward pinks. I have a whole list of possibles that they COULD be (some products from the current NARS collection come to mind for the eyes), but I’m not sure about specifics.

my new favorite smokey combo is carbon e/s(MAC), zero e/l(UD), air guitar glitter liner (UD) and brash n bold (MAC)


Black Greaspaint stick on lid, Bamboo in crease, Bisque as highlight, Carbon over the greasepaint, and then swiss chocolate to blend out edges. Holy fudge typing that out makes it seem like a lot!!

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