Summer Smokey Eye

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's been a while since I've shared a look I've been loving wearing and today I thought I would talk you though a summery smokey eye. I love a smokey eye when the evenings approach, but in the summer it's nice to tone things down a bit and go in a bit lighter with those shadows. The Maybelline The Nudes Palette is what I'll be using today and it has some lovely shades, perfect for this type of look.

I always start with a base of some sorts to start everything off and get a blank and even canvas. The Maybelline Colour Tattoos are fab as they have good colour pay off and they last ages on the eyes without creasing. I'm using the shade 'Creamy Beige' which is very comparable to MAC's Painterly Paint pot and is a great nude toned cream to prime with. Onto the palette now, and I have to say I was very impressed with the colour selection and overall quality of these bad boys. It has 12 very wearable - and of course neutral - shades which are perfect for day to day wear and also evenings. The palette comes with some basic matte shades and some shimmery which are all very buttery and last well on the eyes. I've been taking the light shimmery taupe shade (2nd in from bottom right) which is lovely all over the lids to bring light to the eye area. I don't normally go for shades as light as this, but this one really makes the eyes look brighter and looks great with a brown blended through the crease and outer corner. For that, I love the shade on the bottom left for blending over that light shimmery shade as it adds a nice amount of depth to the eyes without being too dramatic and dark. These shades together look so pretty on a summers evening and if you're looking for something different then MAC's Shroom and Satin Taupe are both very similar.

To smoke this up a bit you have two great matte shades on the right to choose from, I love going in with a liner - like Charlotte Tilbury's Barbarella Brown - on the lash line, then blending it out with the darkest shade in the palette. I love using a matte shade to blend liner out with as it creates a really soft line which is very flattering and pretty.
Have you tried this new Maybelline palette?

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