Easy Smokey Eye ft. brand new make-up products from MUFE, Marc Jacobs, YSL and more!*

Creating a smokey eye is always one of the most intimidating things to me. When I tried to do this when I was younger, I literally just looked like I either had a black eye, a panda or worse....that I just slept with black eye shadow, mascara and liner on and just woke up like a hot mess. I actually made it a mission to avoid smokey eyes, but after receiving the beautiful Marc Jacobs Palette as PR over the holidays, the entire bottom two rows just inspired me to tackle my fear again and give it another go. 

For those who are also intimidated like me, I promise you this will be easy! It is also quite daytime appropriate as it isn't a full blown dramatic look. I tried to simplify it to something that suited me / my look and my personal style. 

Products Used:
KIKO - Glowing Potion
Dermablend - Smooth Liquid Camo - Chestnut*
Essence - Eye Primer
Too Faced - Born This Way Concealer*
Chella - Brow Pencil
Estee Edit - The Edgiest Kohl Shadow Stick - Violet Taboo*
Marc Jacobs - Air Blush Soft Glow Duo - Lines and Last Night 
Essence - Lipstick - Cool Nude
MUFE - Pro Light Fusion - 01* 
Charlotte Tilbury - Bronze and Glow
Rodial - Banana Powder*
Esquido - Lashlorette
Esquido Lash Glue
Marc Jacobs Shadow Palette - Limited Edition*
YSL - Vinyl Cream Lip Stain - 402 Rouge Vinyle*

I decided to also pair this look with two different lip options, one more day-time appropriate / neutral and the other a more night-time appropriate / night time look. It's just a way that I am also showing you that just by changing a lip color you can easily take a look from day to night.

I started off by applying shade 1 with a large fluffy brush on the crease. I think took shade 2 on a denser brush and back on the same crease line, but the denser brush also allows for a more concentrated application. For step 3, it is not indicated in the palette below because I took the Estee Edit Kohl and applied it all over my lid as a base to allow for better pigmentation to show through for the rest of the smokey process. I blended the edges of the Kohl with a crease brush and shade 4 to avoid harsh lines. I patted shade 5 all over the lid, on top of the kohl and then repeated the same with shade 6 for an added subtle glitter when the light shines on it. I finished the eye by using a flat top brush and applying shade 7 very close to the lash line just to add a little bit of balance to the dark shadow on the lid. I also added shade 7 on the outer V. Lastly, I put shade 8 on the inner corner to add brightness and shade 9 on the brown bone.

And below is the finished product :) As you can see it is not a super bold smokey eye when you initially glance at it, but when you look down you can clearly see how it looks - the shimmer peeking through :)

I'd love to know which look you preferred!! :) 

Until next time, XO - M.

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