I love an earthy smokey eye, it adds glamor and sexiness. I always opt for brown and cream shades as although the look is still dramatic, it isn't as over powering as a black or colour. Earthy tones are also great at enhancing blue eyes. Here are my everyday must have products to achieve this look.
Step 1: Shading brows using Fleur De Force eyeshadow platte £7.99
Brows are so important as these frame our face. Never over powder and aways choose a powder the same shade as your natural brow hair. To much product can make them appear stuck on, which isn't a good look. I use the Fleur De Force eyeshadow palette. Eyeshadows can double up as powder for brows and this chestnut brown is a great shade and colour match. The rest of the palette has great colours also so this is a great bargain buy.
Step 2: Brushing Brows using Eyeko Brow Gel £18
I love the brushed up brow, Rosie Huntington trend. This is a great gel for achieving this look and setting all the hairs in place.
Step 3: Eyelash curling with Shu Uemura Curlers £20
Curling your lashes is imperative. If your not a fan of falsies, a curler will help create the illusion of longer lashes. If you do wear falsies, curlers are great at pushing the hair up to avoid separation. These are the best on the market and have won many awards.
Step 4: Shadowing the eye using the Mac Warm Eyeshadow Palette £65
Creating a warm smokey eye you will need a mixture of nudes, browns and golds. This palette has the perfect mix of colours. Always remember to apply a darker colour on the corners of the eyes, a light nude on the brow bone and ensure you blend all the colours, to avoid harsh lines.
Step 5: Gel Eyeliner using Anastasia Beverly Hills Creme Colour £12.06
Lining your eye before placing your falsies helps achieve a finished, feline look. Always ensure to use a thin angled brush. This for me is the hardest step, so take time. This gel is great because its very moist so easy to glide.
I love false lashes, they are so glamorous and the one item I couldn't live without. I love these lashes because they fan out at the edges to give a feline look. The hairs also cross to give a more natural effect. Never use the free eyelash glue that comes in the packs. Its often white which means you have to paint over it with eyeliner or gel, and it never holds longer than three hours. The duo glue in black is the strongest possible lash glue, apply using blunt tweezers.
Step 6: Mascara using Collection Lengthening Mascara £3.99
Complete the look by painting your bottom lashes, this formula is great value for money. I also love the comb brush, it allows you to get to all the hairs and doesn't give that clogged up look.