Bringing the Colour into a Smoky Eye

Whenever I’m looking for a bit of inspiration or thinking of wearing an eyeshadow look other than your typical brown or grey toned smoky, I always reach for the same two shades.

Khaki & Purple.

However, I’ve never thought about combining the two together in this way – until now.

I took some of my favourite Makeup Geek eyeshadows to create this eye catching look letting the shadows Jester and Anarchy to blend seamlessly together with a super bright inner corner highlight.

Although a nude would bring all the attention to the eyes, I went with a pink toned lip to create balance to this face, ultimately making this look more wearable. Although, putting it with a nude would create a fierce glam look for going out, you could even deepen the eyes further by adding a black shadow into the outer corner.

I feel that I’m starting to become a lot more creative with my looks and I’m forever scrolling Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration, so if you know any fierce makeup artists or blogger that create colourful eye looks, be sure to let me know in the comment down below.

Childs Farm Moisturiser(£3.99, Superdrug)
Wonderland Studio Finish Primer (£15, Wonderland)** dabbed into the T-Zone with the fingers
The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 2.0N Light Medium (£5.75, Beauty Bay)
Applied and blended with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent (£3.99, Boots)
Applied with the Real Techniques Buffing brush from the Flawless Base Set (£19.99,
) to set everything into place

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (£16, MAC Cosmetics) to prime the eye with fingers all over the lid up to the brow
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Chickadee (£4.95, Beauty Bay) in the crease
Applied with the Zoeva Soft Definer brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Cupcake (£4.95, Beauty Bay) to define the outer corner and crease further
Applied with the Spectrum Happy Medium Fluffy Shader (£5, Beauty Bay)
To define the outer corner further, taking MAC eyeshadow in Haux (£13.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied using the Makeup Revolution Ultra Pointed Crease Eye Brush (£5.99, Superdrug)
Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Jester (£7.95, Beauty Bay) applied to the inner third of the lid
Applied using the flat shader brush from the Morphe 12 piece set (£14, Beauty Bay)
Then taking MAC’s Haux with the Makeup Revolution brush to blend everything together
On the same brush then taking Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Anarchy (£4.95, Beauty Bay) to deepen the outer corner and blend out the lower lash line
MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon (£13.50, MAC Cosmetics) popped into the inner corner of the eye and to highlight under the brow
Applied using the Zoeva Luxe Petit Crease brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
Then add your wing using the Ciate London Fierce Flicks liner (£15, Birchbox) and using the same liner take it into the upper water line
Bourjois Push Up Glamour Mascara (£8.99, Superdrug)* on the upper and lower lashes
L.A. Girl Endless Semi Permanent eyeliner in Olive (£2.50, Beauty Bay) into the lower waterline

WunderBrow Wunder2 in Black/Brown (£19.95, Boots)
Applied with the ZOEVA  Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
Carved out with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in 2 Medium (£8.99, Superdrug)* using the angled brush from the Morphe 12 Piece set

L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Terra Bronzer (£12.99, Boots)
Applied with the New CID Cosmetics Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)** around the perimeters of the face
Makeup Geek blusher in Honeymoon (£7.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied using the Real Techniques Contour brush from the Flawless Base set (£19.99, Superdrug)

Tanya Burr Cosmetics lipstick in Sunday Walk (£5.99, Superdrug)
Jouer x Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Topper in Sweet Tooth (£13.50, Beauty Bay) applied to the centre of the lips

Love, always.






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*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
**I was gifted these products.
N.B. All opinions on the products are my own.
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