FOTD: Classic Smokey Eyes | Quick and Easy

Hello all! I'm sleeping a bit better for the last few days so my daily routine is slowly getting in order. I had my haircut and treatm...

Hello all! I'm sleeping a bit better for the last few days so my daily routine is slowly getting in order. I had my haircut and treatment last weekend and to commemorate the somewhat new look, I decided to do a "Face of the Day" post.

Smokey eyes is a classic look that would never go out of style. It's a versatile makeup that you can rock even during the day. Wearing it at night would definitely turn any girl-next-door person into a veritable sexy siren.

Products for the Face
Revlon Photo Ready Makeup in Vanilla (002) - I find myself reaching for this more often lately. I thought that Vanilla would be too light for me. Surprisingly, this actually brightens my whole face and it oxidizes a bit to match my skintone after a few minutes. It also doesn't aggravate my oily skin and I don't have to retouch for up to 4hrs after application.

Skinfood Banana Concealer Stick #1 Light - I use this mainly to conceal blemishes and dark spots. I find this a tad dry to use under the eyes so I use my fingers to warm it up before applying.
Classic Smokey Eyes, Unedited Image
Naturactor Coverface Concealer - This is very creamy so this is perfect for my under eyes as it instantly brightens my eyes and corrects any discoloration.

Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Glow (025) -  A natural-looking bronzer that I use sparingly on my cheekbones and the high points of my face (sides of forehead, along the bridge of my nose, chin).

Products for the Eyes
Stila In the Light Palette  - A versatile palette that features subtle shades for a natural, everyday look. I've been using this palette everyday since I got this. Totally love this.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean - This is a cult product that's very easy and versatile to use. Perfect as a base for your eye shadows. I just wish this is easier to sharpen. I haven't actually sharpened this because I can't figure out the proper way how.
Classic Smokey Eyes, Unedited Image
IN2IT Supreme Waterproof Eyeliner (All Black) - Very pigmented, essentially smudge- and water-proof. Stays on my lids for the whole day without causing the dreaded "panda eyes."

Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Mascara - Adds definition and length to my puny, straight-as-a-ruler eyelashes.

Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil in Gray - A very natural looking pencil that's perfect in shaping and filling in my brows. Comes with an eye brow brush.


Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Bare It All - My everyday lipstick. This is the perfect nude lipstick for me - the perfect balance of pink-brown that lends enough color to my face. It's so cheap I don't have to feel guilty using this everyday.

Quick and Easy Smokey Eyes How To:
Classic Smokey Eyes, Unedited Image
Doing a smokey eye look for my hooded, Asian eyes has been a challenge. I have been trolling You Tube looking for tutorial videos on how to do this particular look. I think I am getting the hang of this, just need some more practice. Thankfully, my attempt on this look turned out to be OK. Here's my Quick and Easy Smokey Eyes:

1. Apply NYX Black Bean all over lids. Don't worry about making it look perfect.
2. Blend color on the lids using a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
3. Using Bliss (from Stila In the Light palette), blend out the black eyeshadow.
4. Apply Sandstone (from Stila In the Light palette) on your crease.
5. Blend, blend, blend some more!
6. Line your upper and lower eyelids using a black eyeliner.
7. Go over the black liner with Sandstone using a smudger brush.
8. Curl lashes and apply mascara
9. Optional: Add a smidgen of highlighter (I used Kitten) on inner corner of eyes.
10. Done! Bat eyelashes and strike pose.

Final Look:
Classic Smokey Eyes, Unedited Image
FOTD: Classic Smokey Eyes for my Asian Eyes

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