How To: Daytime Smokey Eyes

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It’s no secret how much I love a brown smokey eye with liquid eyeliner, however so many struggle with the precision eyeliner flick I’ve decided to show you a smudgy smokey look with a kohl pencil. This look can be worn for day or night and is sooo easy 🙂

First I use a primer on my lids, I am loving NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base for £19.50… your eye make up does not go anywhere with this stuff 😯 a.m.a.z.i.n.g! !! Of course there are cheaper alternatives out there like Rimmel’s Under Cover shadow primer for £4.99.

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Next it’s time for a light coloured eyeshadow along the brow bone and a darker brown on the lids as a transition colour.

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Now draw your eyeliner on with a kohl eyeliner pencil, this can be black or brown. (Tip: warm the tip of the pencil up by rubbing it on your hand before applying to the eye.. clean hands of course ;p). This line does not have to be neat as now it’s time to blend. Load a small eye shadow brush with an even darker shade of brown and smudge the eyeliner upwards, when the line isn’t prominent, use a blending brush to blend the eyeshadow and eyeliner together creating a smokey eye look. Don’t forget to pop a little under the eyes too!
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Here are the colours I’ve used from my MAC Amber Times Nine Palette . You can obviously use any 3 colours however for a day look or the more mature skin I’d recommend a matte shadow. I absolutely love this palette, all of MAC’S eyeshadows are so pigmented they are fabulous!!!

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Now it’s time for lashings of mascara… This one from Maxfactor is my favourite everyday one at the mo! Hope you have a go lovelies, What do you think of this look?

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Watch my first YouTube Video on how to create a day time smokey eye look…

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51 thoughts on “How To: Daytime Smokey Eyes

  1. You do this so beautifully and effortlessly. But I’m seriously makeup illiterate, so this still seems so hard to me. I struggle with the placement of the eyeshadow and which brush to use. Would love a video!

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  2. Your eyes look gorgeous. I’ve always preferred using browns and taupes to black when creating a smokey eye look. Black can be harsh; brown is much more subtle – and sexy! Great turorial! Tx

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  3. I am so clueless when it comes to makeup, I wish I could apply it without looking ridiculous. I do love this look though a brown smokey eye is much more wearable than most tutorials I see and you look beautiful as ever, I have serious eyebrow envy! haha! 🙂

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  4. I have never really known how to do a daytime eyeshadow look, so I never wear it during the day. Thanks for educating me and this will be put to good use with my Urban Decay Naked Palette when on holiday!

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