BEAUTY BASICS | Simple Daytime Smokey Eye

Monday, 19 December 2011

A look I often sport. It's simple, and I'm sure everyone can have a go! All that is required is the right blending technique, a little smudged smoky layer, and you're good. If you want, you can amp it up by increasing the black on the outer corner or even add more liner to the lower lash line to make it even more's up to you!

This is just how I achieve mine! :)

Products Used

~ Eyes ~

Primer : UDPP
Base : Jumbo Pencil, Black Bean (NYX)
Lid : Tempting (MAC)
Crease : Cork, Texture (MAC)
Outer Corner : Carbon (MAC)
Brow Bone : Cream (Sleek Bohemian Palette)
Lash & Water Line : Smolder (MAC)
Lashes : Curlers (Shu Uemura), Colossal (Maybelline), No 33 Lashes (MAC), Glue (Duo)

~ Lips ~

Liner : Soar (MAC)
Lipstick : Blush, 035 (Revlon)
Lipgloss : Deelight (MAC)

~ Face ~ 

Foundation : Matchmaster, 7.0 (MAC)
Concealer : Studio Fix, NC45 (MAC)
Powder : Translucent (MAC)
Highlight : The Illuminator (Laura Mercier)
Blush : Nutmeg (NYX)


Milly said...

Shirley, what a beautiful look. so natural and elegant and suits you perfect. I really adore your hair like that as well. xx

Sharon said...

Beautiful love ur hair x

frecklie said...

Beautiful... x

fast-dreamer said...

Stunning! Seeing new vids/posts from you really makes my day! Where is your sweater/jumper from? i really like it!

Me said...


Jaida said...

I love the hair and this is a pretty and simple daytime look. I'm definitely going to try this one out!

Sia said...

I love this! Thanks xoxox

mw said...

pretty, really loving your hair like this!

alissa b said...

love it! also loving your curly do here ;)

alissa b
alissa b

effortlesscool said...

stunning, dear!

XO Sahra

Monika said...

Such a beaut, I love it! xx

Tajemnicza Ja said...

Love your hair!! :)

Bespoke Biddie said...

You have gorgeous eyes and I will definatley try this on for size


Anna B. said...

beautiful, i adore the make up and the hair!


Denise said...

You are beautiful :)
By far one of my fave make-up tutorial!

xx à la mode

Jeneration said...

So beautiful, did you perm you hair ??

Sarah said...

Dear Shirley,
You are just GEORGEOUS!!!! I love your blog!
I have a request: Would you please share with us your tips concerning your eyebrows? (make-up, tools etc.)
Many thanks in advance


나니 said...

As always.. you look absolutely beautiful!


this is a very good tutorial video, I like that a child (i think) interrupted you at the end.

Maria N said...

Your waaay to pretty shirley! Love your eyebrows in this potst too, god knows it would take me forever to do mine like that #sigh


GlamorousGirl said...

love it! Merry Christmas!

Mariana said...

Hi Shirley.. How are u?

I loved the look, makeup and your new hair. Congratulations on the blog! I'm always following. kisses form Brazil!

Tatiana said...

Virgin Peruvian Hair? never heard of that. Im Peruvian living in Ireland. i just google it and wow!. i may get those extensions too. May i ask were u got them? By the way... i absolutely love your blog posts.
Love, Tatiana

Tatiana said...

Virgin Peruvian hair? Never heard of that before and i'm peruvian living in ireland... I just google it. and Wow! i may get it too... may i ask you where you got yours?
By the way i absolutely love your blog posts..
Love, Tatiana