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The 1 Minute Smoky Eye - Take 3

I thought I should dedicate the last segment of the Smoky Eye series to my colour-shy readers and I know they exist in tonnes!  So here you go guys.

Don't be afraid when you hear the word 'Smoky' because it does not always have to mean blackened eyes. It depends on how you interpret the word really. I think it originated from the texture that smoke usually creates, the grey-ish cloudy hue if you know what I mean. 

So you can apply it to any colours you're using, not just black. Just make sure that the look is 'smoked out' from the edges and has some element of silver, grey, blue or black to it. 

I decided to use my Living Nature Eye shadow Duo in Clouds for this natural smoked out look. I adore this palette as the colours in here are divine. It comes with a stunning shimmery pale silvery-blue and a silky matte charcoal colour. A perfect combination for a palette named 'Clouds'. 

The colours are easy to wear for those of you of are colour-shy as the shades are not offensive or in-your-face. Also, there is no obvious blue-silver hint in these shadows which makes them easy to wear during the day. 

Apply the pale silvery-blue colour all over the lids, keeping the colour below the crease. Apply the charcoal colour in the crease of the eye socket to give some definition. Simple! What this will give you is a perfectly wearable smoky eye.

These colours really brighten up any look as opposed to other blue-silver shadows that usually wash me out. They have such a Kim K feel to them! I swear she does not leave the house without such colours on her eyes.

I intensified the look just a tiny bit down here as that's how I would like to wear it during the day. I just extended a bit of that shimmery colour in the inner corners of the eyes, deepened the crease colour and added a white kohl pencil to the waterline. Oh yes, I like myself a bit of colour on the lower lash line too. 

Hope you girlies enjoyed the Smoky Eye series. If you have any suggestions for posts like these or any look request then let me know below.

Living Nature Eye Shadow Duo  from www.mypure.co.uk

Roshni said...

that looks gorgeous..great blending! xx

Natalie said...

Looks so pretty! You have such gorgeous eyes!!


Kaushal said...

Your lashes look great! x

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

This is gorgeous! I love both colours. Where did you get the palette?

Shivani said...

this is my favorite version of 1-minute smokey eye so far :)

The Dollymix Diaries said...

You have beautiful eyes x x

Anonymous said...

nice! <3

TheBeautyAddict said...

the look you created is gorgeous!



R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Love your eyes!! They look so pretty and innocent <3

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

looks so pretty..your eyes are beautiful..i love your pretty long lashes.

Aru said...

I love these posts!! Perfect blending!! :D

Sheefa F said...

aww thank you girls! So glad you liked! :)

ihavemostlybeen said...

Yet another stunner - love how wearable this is and loving those shadows, really have a craving for a soft semi-matte grey.

Sheefa F said...

@FunnyFaceBeauty - mypure.co.uk :) I highly recommend Living Nature Eyeshadow duos. I have two now and they give an airbrush finish.

Unknown said...

They look gorgeous!!!!!!!


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Cynthia Z said...

This is just lovely...I adore yr lashes


Stevista said...

Love the makeup, it makes your pretty eyes even prettier! :) I like this kind of posts about quick makeup ;) x

FashionPhD said...

wow this looks so nice!

MEVISH said...

i really love the colours here Im sold cant wait to grab one of those ;)

Radiant Make Up said...

i love that smokey eye- it looks gorgeous!! x

Shortiee31 said...

I adore your fluttery eyelashes! :)




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