Bringing Back The Smokey Eye: FOTD

Friday, June 08, 2012

Hello!

So this is actually the face of yesterday, well the photos are from yesterday but I thought that face of today but photos from yesterday didn't quite have the same ring as face of the day. I haven't posted a FOTD for bloomin ages as I usually wear my make up the same for a phase and then I change it up. I'd been going through a more natural make up phase lately thanks to the likes of Millie and Louise from Made in Chelsea, I really love the more natural look in the summer time as when it's warm you don't want to spend ages putting make up on and you definitely don't want to feel like you have loads of make up on. But alas the British weather is back to it's best and the past couple of days have felt more like October rather than June! This is confirmed by the fact that it's June and I'm sitting here writing this post in a big cardigan and my fleecy pyjama bottoms!! Shall I post an OOTD? Jokes I won't but seriously just two weeks ago I was lounging around in my bikini! This miserable weather has meant that I've wanted to try something a little different with my make up and I've gone back to my ways of a smokey eye.

It's not just the weather that inspired my smokey eyes, I was watching 90210 (does anyone else watch this? Cause there's never much mention of it on Twitter etc) and Annie always has the most amazing brown smokey eye make up so feeling inspired I decided to try and create a similar look using my beloved Naked palette. I have to say I'm back in love with the brown smokey eye and for the first time in ages my make up feels like me! I also think the look I've been sporting is also quite Cheryl like which you all know is a bonus as she is my favourite. I suppose I'm always going to be a smokey eye girl at heart but I'm sure once the warmer weather returns I'll be back to my more natural ways. I also received my My Face Cosmetics My Mix Foundation in medium 2 yesterday and it's a much better shade for me! In case you didn't see on twitter if you want to try this foundation out that I love you can get it on their website (link) with 25% off and if you sign up for a account/newsletter you get £5 off your order! This means that you get the foundation for £10 something with postage! Bargain!





Face: 
Benefit Porefessional Primer*
My Face Cosmetics: My Mix Foundation: Medium 2 
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation: Creamy Tan: Used as a concealer
The Body Shop: Illuminating Touch: Used under the eyes 
Bobbi Brown Bronzer: Natural 
MAC: Mineralise Blush: Warmth of Coral 
Benefit Liquid Highlighter: Sunbeam: Used on cheekbones, nose and brow bone. This is what I use to create a dewy glow.* 

Eyes: 
Urban Decay: Naked Palette: Sidecar used on the whole lid, Smog used on the outer half of the lid, Darkhorse used in the crease and Creep used on the lash line. 
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara
Look Beauty Strecth Factor Mascara: Used as it's a waterproof and it's hay fever season= watery eyes*
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner: Used on the waterline 
UD: Naked palette: Sidecar used on inner lower lash line and Smog used on outer lower lash line 
Models Own Smokey Eye Kit: Simmer: Dark brown used through the brows*

Lips: 
Topshop Coy 
No.7 Nourishing Lip Shine: Peach 

So I hope you like my smokey eyes! I always feel a little more glam whenever I wear them, I think it's my inner Kardashian! So I hope you've all had a lovely Friday and have a lovely evening. I am going to be spending mine chilling with my boyfriend and enjoying a Peanut Butter Kit Kat which I finally managed to get my hands on! Hurrah! :) 



*PR Sample

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