Happy Fierce Friday! My Urban Decay Smoked Palette has made a comeback for today’s tutorial. I wanted to do a warm, neutral smoky eye that’s perfect for warm summer nights and I just couldn’t decide which palette I wanted to use for this particular tutorial. Then I saw my Smoked Palette just staring up at me from my makeup cabinet and knew it wanted to be on camera again. If you don’t have this palette, these particular shadows are easy colors to substitute, and as always, this tutorial is meant to provide inspiration so you never have to follow it exactly if you don’t want to. Enjoy!
Sigma Eye Shadow Base (Persuade)
Sigma Eye Shadow Base (Pose)
Sigma Eye Shadow Base Kit (Bare)
Urban Decay Smoked Palette
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Liner (Brown)
Urban Decay Super Curling Mascara
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara
ybf Auto Eyebrow Pencil
Sigma F70 Concealer Brush**
Sigma E25 Blending Brush**
Sigma E55 Flat Shader Brush**
Sigma E70 Angled Shader Brush**
Sigma E20 Short Shader Brush**
Sigma E40 Blending Brush**
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush**
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
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L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation (W3)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer (Light/Medium)
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer (Nude)
Arbonne Sheer Pressed Powder (Light)
Dior Shimmer Brick (Amber Diamond)
Arbonne Lipstick (Rose Petal)
Arbonne Lip Polish (Pearl)
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Color Club Nail Polish (London Calling)
“Ain’t No Man” by Karl Morgan
There’s something about this blend of shimmery browns that just screams summer to me. The warm weather makes me want to seriously cut down my makeup routine, but it’s always nice to show up for an evening out feeling a little more nighttime appropriate. By staying away from black shadow and liner and blending like crazy, this smoky eye becomes soft and subtle enough for a warm night on the beach or on the patio of your favorite bar.
I kept the rest of my face really natural. I didn’t even contour! (No contouring OR false lashes. Who am I?!) I just wanted to keep the focus on my eyes and dewy skin, so I chose a blush and lip color that would add a bit of color to my face without looking too over the top.
Have an amazing weekend and I’ll see y’all on Monday with my hair care routine!