Today I’ve got a matte smokey eye for you that is centred around purples and browns. I used my Lorac Pro palette, which I originally reviewed here, and I have been loving experimenting with all the different shades! In particular, there are quite a few lovely purple shades which when used together are great for creating a mauve smokey eye.
Here’s a picture to show you the finished look, and then I will give you a simple run down of how to create it. People talk about smokey eyeshadow like it’s really difficult to do but at the end of the day, if you have some time to blend it out usually it’s not too hard to achieve something half decent!
So the first thing was to prime my eyes, I used the Lorac primer that came with the palette:
Once I had smoothed the primer over my eyelid and up to my eyebrow, I selected the shade ‘Mauve’ on an eyeshadow brush and swept this over the whole lid, not going too far up the eye. I added some ‘Cream’ as a brow highlight, and in the inner corner to make sure it’s not too dark.
Then I used a fluffy brush, like the Zoeva 227 ‘Luxe Soft Definer’ and started to build up some ‘Sable’ in the crease, blending only a little back and forth throughout. Then, to start to make this slightly darker, I used ‘Espresso’ in the same way.
On an angled brush (I used the Zoeva 317 ‘Wing Liner’ brush), I then applied some ‘Deep Purple’ along the top and bottom lash line. On the bottom lash line I then buffed this out with the Zoeva 231 ‘Petit Crease’ brush to make sure the lines aren’t too harsh.
I lined my top waterline (or is it tight line? I have no idea!) with this Max Factor brown kohl pencil:
Then, to finish up I used the brilliant Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ mascara, and used the L’Oréal Superliner to draw a thin line, slightly winging this out at the end.
I’m looking forward to using ‘Garnet’ from this palette as well, all of the shades are great to work with and the texture is smooth and almost…buttery (weird, I know). That’s just a sign of how amazing this palette is!
Thanks for reading 🙂