Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Super Smokey Green/Brown Eye Look

As mentioned in my previous post I am going to be focusing on beauty so this post is all about makeup. Last week I created a lovely green/brown smoked out look and I wanted to share with you exactly how I achieved the look.

The sun was shining, I was up early on my day off and I was feeling productive so obviously I had to have a good makeup day. Firstly, I prepped my skin with Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser and then used Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer (Nikkie tutorials is the queen of makeup for figuring that one out). I then used Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in 'Believe in Me' and applied it with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge to create a nice, glowy base. I applied Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer in #1 on the high points of my face to highlight and finally for the base, I used Art Deco's Fixing Powder to set everything.

On the cheeks, I simply used Collection's Highlight & Sculpt Contour Kit. This kit is only £4.19 and it's brilliant quality. The powders are so blendable and the bronzer is such a lovely contour colour. I also find that the highlight shows up so well on my pale skin. I simply used a Zoeva fan brush to apply my highlight and it looked really natural and blended.

Now for eyes.. please, please excuse my messy brows! I've been holding out until the end of the month to get them done as I'm going away to Dublin for a few nights and want them to be perfect. For my brows, I simply used Rimmel London's Brow Pencil in Hazel. I have recently rediscovered this after attending a Jamie Genevieve masterclass and she said she swears by it considering how great the quality is for a cheap drugstore product. On my eyes I strictly used Makeup Geek eyeshadows as I have recently got them and I can't get over the quality of them for the price! When I heard everyone talking about it, I thought it was exaggerated but I can definitely say that these are the best shadows I have used. Would you be interested in an in-depth review of them? I used crème brulee all over, cocoa bear in the crease and underneath my eye, enchanted forest all over the lid, mocha to smoke out the edges with a little under my eye as well and mermaid on the inner corner. I then used Max Factor's Longwear Eyeliner in #6 on the waterline and tightline as I didn't want any on the lid but I still wanted a smokey look. For mascara, I used my ultimate favourite.. Roller Lash mascara by Benefit. I swear by this mascara and I rarely use any others because I'm so in love with this one. Read my in depth review HERE if you want to.

And finally, on my lips I used Illamasqua's lipstick in Bare which is one of my favourite nudes and I applied Stila Cosmetics gloss in Praline on top to make my lips look bigger and glossier as they were going through a rough patch. Roll on better weather so my skin can feel better and more hydrated!

I know this post was quite long but I hope you enjoyed it. I will be posting more makeup looks in the near future and especially when I have my brows looking a whole lot better! I'm loving rounded smokey eyes recently as it's a lot quicker and easier than winged liner and a nude lip is always a simple go-to look. 

What kind of looks would you like to see? I post a lot more over on my Instagram if you're interested in seeing them.

With love,


  1. Yours eyes are super pretty and these shadows compliment the colour so well! Great post xx


    1. Thanks so much! My eyes are usually more grey so it really brings out the blue in them :) thank you for the comment.

      Caitlin | Cosmetics, Cocktails & Cruising xx

  2. Girl this is such a beautiful look! Your eye makeup is stunning. I'm so glad you're back blogging!

    Katy / Katy Belle