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Modern Smokey Eye feat. Burberry

I have one official reason as to why I am liking a Smokey Eye in the Summer. Because it's not Summer. *rolls eyes*. It's almost Autumn here in the UK and it's as if we missed the entire Summer somehow. Apparently there's a 'heat wave' predicted for next week. I will be waiting. 

Until then, here's a contemporary, not so dramatic Smokey Eye to move into fall. I opted for a charcoal brown this time instead of black or blue so it's more wearable. Plus using only one eye shadow for the entire look is what it makes it modern in my opinion. Products in general these days should be versatile and adhere to the 'less is more' mantra. 

I promise it's just the British daylight that plays all weird in the pictures washing them out. Also, it's not my mirror that's dirty, it's just a funny reflection that I cannot figure out.

I find it really difficult to pull off a nude lip. Does that happen to anyone? I opted for a cool toned, retro-esque peachy-pink shade from MAC on the lips. It's depotted and I don't have a name for it sadly. A pastel peach blusher from GOSH is what automatically went with the look quite well.

Burberry's Sheer Eye Shadow in 'Dark Sable' however is the star of the look. Can you see how it works so well as a transition colour in the crease as well as on the bottom lashline?

My intention was to literally 'smoke' out the shadow without any harsh edges peeping through. 

GOSH's Cream Blush in Peachy Rush is light and fluffy unlike other cream products. It's neither sticky nor difficult to blend. The consistency is somewhere in between NARS and Topshop Cream blushers. I usually cannot stand Peachy blushers as they don't flatter me at all but the texture of this makes it lovely to slap on. It delivers a dewy, radiant flush and is moderately pigmented. Get it now!

If you have always found it difficult to create and more importantly love wearing a smokey eye, you have to try out a naturally flattering shade from Burberry's Sheer Eye Shadows. The texture of this is super velvety and smooths on the eye like a buttery cream shadow.

Is it sheer? No freaking way. It's super pigmented and just touching the shadow lightly coats my finger generously with product. Another reason it makes it super easy to create dramatic looks with this is because it's traceless in texture when applied on the lids. You can only see pigments and depth being injected slowly but absolutely no powdery texture at all which is ingenious. Perhaps that's what they meant by sheer!

The underplayed chocolatey-coffee neutral is a dream to blend taking into consideration that it's primarily a matte finish. Having said that, once I completed creating a look with it, the end result has a slight sheen to it but no obvious shimmer at all.

Pure love. Must have. Enough said.

These have been my smokey eye favourites recently. Let me know what yours are?

Nic Tokyo said...

Love this look, beautiful!


Get Gawjus! said...

Thanks Nic :)

Cris [TheLolitaSparkle] said...

Simple but gorgeous!


Leanne said...

This is SO gorgeous, I always love your eotd/fotd posts!

Get Gawjus! said...

@Leanne - Aww thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! You look lovely. :)

shabana MUA said...

Burberry Dark Sable looks gorgeous on you :) Really need to check out these shadows x

The Beautifier said...

I love how flawless your face looks! Very nice and intense eye look xoxo

White Bazaar said...

Love the smokey eye look, really looks great on you! x

Sami said...

You look hot!!!! x

CherrySue said...

Oh it's gorgeous, so soft & flattering.

I've never used Burberry shadows before but I'll need to check them out x




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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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