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An alternative to smokey eyes for pale skin

So having had a little spending spree last week I’ve decided to recreate one of my favourite looks to show you using makeup I already have. This is a really simple eye makeup which works especially well against my pale skin and deeply set eyes (the smokey eye looks is a real no go for me!)

As well as suiting my skin tone I also find these Colours help make my bluey-grey eyes stand out more which is always a nice bonus :)


What I used

Creating the look

First I decided on the three compromising colours I wanted to use from my palette, I have to say for staying power and diversity of colour I am a big fan of urban decay shadows, I have had this palette for over a year and it’s still going strong. I am not sure that you can still get this exact one but they have recently brought out ‘Shadow box’ which is a new palette with 10 of their best shadows, I can’t wait to get my mitts on it!

Using an Estee Lauder shadow brush and my finger (yes I know this isn’t classed as a real tool but I do find it a brill way of blending my colours!!) I set about creating the look….

I have layered Clinique’s brush on liner quite thickly above the top lashes, I have found the colour black honey compliments bronzy eyeshadows perfectly. I finished the whole look with a layer of black mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

I find this a great look for day or night (if I’m going out I tend to add a bit more colour to the inner corners of my eye and on the bottom lash line for a more polished effect) The gel eyeliner is easy to apply and doesn’t smudge all day which is ideal. The colours are really easy to apply and blend which is great for the less arty types like myself!

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