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7 Feb 2011

Smokey eyes competition runner up and tutorial!

Last month I entered Lauren Loves... (not me, another one)'s blog competition in association with Cosmo to create a smokey eye look. Sadly I didn't win but I came runner up! Here's my Smokey Eyes Tutorial again.

Here is my tutorial on golden smokey eyes for a more flattering but stunning look. You will need...

  • A palette of eyeshadows. I completely adore the Sleek Storm palette for the intense and blendable shades, and for £5.99 you can't complain. But any combination of the shades from other brands work too

They're lovely aren't they? You'll also need

  • A brown liquid eyeliner (I use the Collection 2000 one)

  • A brown kohl eyeliner (I use Maybelline Kohl Express Eyeliner in their gorgeous sparkly brown shade)

  • Your favourite mascara (I've used MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara)

  • A small eyeshadow brush and a blending brush

Ready? Here we go... Here's my naked eye! Boring right?



Step 1. With your big blending brush, apply an all-over base of a pale gold, and take it up to the crease of the eyelid. I used number 1 for this.


 Step 2. Using the same brush, add a wash of the palest gold (number 2) up to the brow bone as a highlighter


Step 3. Again, using the large brush, add a sweep of gold over the eyelid, concentrating nearer the lash line. I used number 4 for this. It's a gorgeous luminous gold!


Step 4. Using the smaller eyeshadow brush, blend in a dark bronze (number 7) to the lashes. We're building up the smoke! Then blend in the black shadow (number 12) right into the lash line, keep rubbing into the bronze and blend it upwards.


Step 5. Add a sweep of the brown liquid eyeliner



Add a bit of kohl eyeliner to the waterline and a generous sweep of mascara.. and you have the finished result!

What do you think? I really love it. It's a gentle, gorgeous take on smokey eyes.


This smokey look works really well on those with brown eyes to make them pop and look gorgeous! It also works on people with green eyes like me obviously


And finally here's what I won (if you want a review of any of these products, let me know and I'll review them for you :-))


From Left to Right: I got the Cosmopolitan Perfect Finish Foundation Brush


Cosmopolitan Smokey Eyes Brush Set


The Cosmopolitan Perfect Finish Blush Brush


and finally the Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge (looks like something I saw at an Ann Summers party once!)

Thanks Lauren for the chance to enter and win!  x



  1. Haha the blending sponge does look a bit rude but i wouldn't mind seeing a review on it? xxx

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  3. That's a great tutorial! I don't like using just black and grey eyeshadow for a smokey eye look, so the brown and gold is a great idea. Will definitely have to give it a go! x

  4. That's so pretty! Thanks for sharing. You're right it is quite gentle - I normally go for a really intense black smoky eye but might try this for work.


  5. Hmmmm, would be nice to see a review on the brushes. Always handy to know which ones are worth buying in case I need to replace my MAC ones and don't have the money for MAC!


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