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EOTD: Bohemian Smokey Eyes

First of all, pardon the uneven blended edge on the crease ladies. I was not wearing my contact lenses the day I took these pictures due to which I missed out spotting the unblended end, yikes!

This look is inspired by the unconventional colors in the Sleek Bohemian Palette hence the title of the post. I only used matte colors for this look to add some drama and to bring out the depth of the colors.

It is so much fun and different working with matte colors as the look turns out to be completely different than what it would have been using the same colors with a shimmery finish.

And don't we just love that skin colored matte color in this palette? It is superbly pigmented and completely natural for on-the-go looks. I incorporated it within the deep colors to add some brightness to the center of the lid, especially when there is a lot of drama going around on the rest of the eye.

If you notice, I kept the crease color pointing slightly upwards, as I did not want a typical sunken crease and wanted to lift the eyes a little.

The rhinestones were completely random, just to give a boho-chic effect. All the colors I used were from the Sleek Bohemian Palette.

Products Used

- UDPP to prime the eyes
- Apply a vivid purple color in the crease and blend it upwards with a reddish brown color
- Add a indigo color in the crease to darken it
- Bring the indigo color from the crease towards the upper lashline
- Add a matte black color with a pencil brush on the upper lashline and make it meet the indigo color in the crease
- Add the indigo color on the lower lashline as well
- Apply a skin colored nude eyeshadow on the center of the lid
- Apply a stark white color on the browbone, in the inner corners and on the lower lashline
- Fill in your brows and finish off with mascara
Nicola said...

This is beautiful!! Love the crease colour xxx

Lais said...

Beautiful look! I especially love the rhinestones.

tennille said...

gorgeous! xo

Unknown said...

It looks so pretty, and the rhinestones look lovely with the matte finish. Don't worry about the blending, I made the exact same mistake yesterday also because of my contacts :P

Sheefa F said...

@Glossifyed - ohh hehe! good to know am not alone :)

Nina said...

omg so amazing, love it!

Shivani said...

very nice!

G.G.G said...


I loved the Rhinestones part. Looks very nice.

SilhouetteScreams said...

I immediately thought of the Sleek palette when I saw this :)

gio said...

This is gorgeous! I love the Rhinestones.

anamika said...

First time on your blog...i liked the make up:)

Cynthia Z said...

The rhinestones look like little tear drops..so cute ^.^ . The edges aren't so obvious gurly and if u hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't have even noticed. Looks beautiful


graphology said...

This is such a pretty look :-)

The Beautifier said...

A very beautiful and intense eye look! Thanks for the breakdown girlie :) Your blending seems perfect to me hun xoxo

tiff said...

so beautiful! love the dots!


Anonymous said...

uh! i so love this!

Inner Belle said...

oh my god! why havnt i got this pallet alredy!! love this look!!!

Imo said...

This is beautiful reminds me of bollywood style eyes. I want that pallette! :)

Witoxicity said...

You sure did an awesome job with this look. I wouldn't have noticed the uneven blending at all! The colour combination used is gorgeous. :)

Salina said...

Wow i loveee this!!




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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