Happy Friday, lovely!
Today I wanted to share some of my everyday, ride-or-die makeup items that I use to get that perfect “smokey but natural” eye look. The products featured today include:
- Makeup Geek “In the Nude” eyeshadow palette
- Cover FX “Perfect Setting Powder” in the shade “Light”
- Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner in the shade “Blackest Black”
- MAC 208 angled liner brush
- Morphe makeup brushes
– R37 blending brush
– M513 blending brush
– M573 blending brush
– M433 blending brush
– M518 blending brush
– M210 small chisel fluff
– M213 smudger brush
– M432 flat definer brush
Follow the steps below to achieve my favorite, everyday eye look!
Step 1: Start by picking up a small amount of the Cover FX translucent powder on the M518 and place it all over your lid in order to soften your eyeshadow primer, then, with the same brush, pick up the top right shade, “so pale,” and also place it all over the lid.
Step 2: Blend the very center shade, “buffed,” into your crease using the R37
Step 3: Blend the center, right shade, “creased,” slightly below “buffed” with the same R37
Step 4: Place the center, left shade, “tan lines,” on top of “creased” with the M573 in order to add more dimension
Step 5: Using the M433, gently tap into the bottom right shade, “dark roast,” and place it precisely on the “outer V” of your eye
Step 6: Pick up some more of “tan lines” on the M573 and use the shade to blend out “dark roast”
Step 7: With the M210, pick up the bottom, center shade, “grandstand,” and spritz it with a small amount of MAC’s Fix+, or some other type of setting spray, then place it on your lid below the crease
Step 8: Place a small amount of the top, left shade, “Rapunzel,” on your inner corner and brow bone area
Step 9: With no product on the brush, use the M513 to blend the harsh lines between the brow bone highlight and the crease shade. Then, pick up a small amount of “buffed” on the same M513 and gently blend the shade on top of the crease in order to soften the look
Step 10: Dip the M432 flat definer into “dark roast,” and place the shade tightly on your lower lash line, then, using the M513, pick up the shade “creased” and use it to blend out “dark roast” on the lower lash line. Then, using the MAC 208 angled definer brush, tightly line your upper lash line (or create a sharp wing if that’s your thing- do you, girl!). After that, just apply your favorite mascara and VOILA! You’re done!
*If you don’t have this palette, this look can easily be recreated with similar shades, so use what you already own, and have fun!