Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quick Taupe Smokey Eye

I needed to do a smokey eye in a hurry so I applied all the eyeshadow in this look with my fingers! I've realized that I am actually better at apply non-matte eyeshadows with my fingers than with a brush. For me, it makes blending so much easier and everything apply much more quickly. Plus no brushes to wash!! (speaking of which... need to wash my brushes asap!)

Here I used my favorite taupes, WnW Nutty and MAC Satin Taupe (which may or may not actually be a taupe?). I kept my skin simple and dewy (thanks to glycerin and some highlighter!) with a natural lip. I haven't layered lipstick and lipgloss in MONTHS and forgot how nice it looks.

My creases were being weird/normal! The one that is usually a semi-monolid creased today which made wearing and applying a darker eye look much easier. Normally, my lids are mismatching which makes darker eyeshadows harder to pull off without looking like a crazy person. My eyes will sometimes crease weirdly to match. No idea why it did that today, might've been the liner I was using?

Click past the jump to see more photos and products I used

But in this pic my eyelids are back to being normal?? Can you tell the difference?

More color accurate in this pic -- you can see the taupeyness and the shimmer of Nutty! :)

Products I used:

Face: MUFE F&B foundation, Bobbi Brown Corrector, Coty Airspun translucent loose powder, Rock & Republic Call Me blush, Fyrinnae Center Stage highlighter

Eyes: UDPP, WnW Nutty (shimmery medium taupe all over lid), MAC Satin Taupe (plummy frosty taupe in the outer 1/2 of the lid), WnW Vanity palette (matte warm medium brown to blend the crease), NYX Black (matte black in the outer corner/along the outer 1/2 of the lashline), Revlon Vintage Lace (matte cream to highlight browbone), Revlon Colorstay black liquid liner, WnW black creme liner (dried out, fill in brows), CG Lashexact WP

Lips: MAC Jubilee lipstick, NYX Smokey Look lipgloss

Do you ever apply eyeshadow with your fingers? 


  1. This is such a pretty look! I am impressed that you can apply eyeshadow this well with your fingers!

    I never apply eyeshadow with my fingers - the only thing I'll apply with fingers is cream blush. Sometimes tinted moisturizer too, but more often I'll apply that with a brush. I just feel like I have more control with brushes!

    1. Thank you! I actually cannot figure out how to apply cream blushes with my fingers, they always blend away and disappear :(

  2. Victoria you look stunning and that is great you used your fingers to apply your eye makeup. This look suits you so well! :)

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    1. thanks! :) It's the glycerin!

    2. V, did you use it straight? Of blend it with water/lotion/etc to achieve this...its really a very nice finish. Does not look heavy/greasy at all...well done :)

  4. You know exactly how to steal my heart! I love this! Beauuutiful!

  5. What a flawless smokey eye. I love it <3

  6. I have the WnW nutty shadow and I would love to try this look.

    You look great! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! :)

  7. Very beautiful! Thanks for the tips and I'm loving that taupe color, definitely have to go check them out soon! Do you mind me asking what color lipstick you are wearing in your "about me" pic? It looks amazing on you!

  8. I never know how to apply smokey eye looks great on you!! :)

  9. WOW... This one look so good on you! you should definately make a video tutorial for this. gonna try this look :)gorgeous!!!

  10. Love that look...really gorgeous!!
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  11. Do u know of any good drugstore dupes for MAC jubilee?? This look is stunning, I love everything about it, perfect for our warm yellow complexions!


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