Hello everyone, have been quite a long time since I did a look – guess what? We all missed Femme Boulevard‘s collaboration in July due to our busy schedules. Nonetheless, we are back for two editions this month – and today’s look features Smokey Eyes For The Day.
There are many ways to smoke up an eye look but for the day, I would avoid using any black or dark colours so to speak. Blues and greens are also workable for daytime smokey eyes depending on how you apply and which shades of blue or green you go for.
Instead of a pair of brown smokey eyes (my usual), I went for a peach/mauve and plum colour scheme which I think is feminine as well as work friendly.
Noticed I got a little more tan? Thanks to the Maldivian sun – I am actually liking it, I think it makes me look healthier but I have very limited choices of foundation to use now. I purchased two new foundations to try and here’s using Astalift Light Analyzing Moisture Foundation together with Astalift Light Analyzing Pressed Powder to set.
First impression: The coverage is somewhat medium to full – all I need is a pump for the entire face but I find this foundation a little difficult to blend, it leans towards the dry side if you know what I mean. It doesn’t work very well at concealing pores either. However, it’s fantastic for photography and evening out skin tone. Let me know if you would like a review of this foundation.
All about the eyes and I am trying out the new Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes in D01 – it’s very pigmented and the textures are soft and creamy. This palette works very well for creating smokey eye looks.
I have numbered the colours and swatches in the pictures below, please refer to them as I bring you through the steps.
- Apply (2) over brow bones.
- Apply (1) over lids up to crease and blend with (2).
- Apply (4) over lids where double eye lid line is – and apply the same shade along outer 2/3 of lower lash line.
- Tight line upper lash line with a black eyeliner.
- Line outer 2/3 of upper lids with a creamy black eyeliner.
- Use (5) to smudge and softer edges of black eyeliner.
- Apply mascara and false eyelashes if needed.
- Apply (3) to inner corners of eyes.
I started sculpting my cheek bones with NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna (found in my NARS The Happening Eye & Cheek Palette) and brushed a little left over onto the temples – nothing over the top for day. I went for a coral/pink blush using Diorblush in 856 Rose Diorette – very pigmented and smooth.
My favourite nude/brown (but appears pink nude on my lips) Lancôme Rouge In Love in 272N.
Thank you for looking.
Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant-Glow Skin Perfecting Cream
Astalift Light Analyzing Moisture Foundation SPF 25 PA++
Astalift Light Analyzing Pressed Powder SPF 18 PA++
Urban Decay NAKED Basics (Naked 2, Faint and Crave) for brows
Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper in Mahogany
Shu Uemura Stage Performer Signs-Off Instant Replenishing Line Smoother
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes in D01
Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense in 01 Intense Black
Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara
Eyemazing False Eyelashes in No. 103 Natural Brown
NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna
Diorblush in 856 Rose Diorette
Chanel Hydramax + Active Nutrition Lip Care
Lancôme Rouge In Love in 272N
Rescue Beauty Lounge Killa Red