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    Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    I thought I'd share a tutorial on a quick and easy smokey eye I've been rocking a lot for the past few weeks

    Products used:

    Face

    • MAC prep + prime skin
    • MAC select cover up concealer - NW20
    • MAC studio fix fluid foundation - NW20
    • MAC cremeblend blush - so sweet, so easy
    • MAC Fix+

    Eyes

    • UDPP
    • MAC eyeshadow - carbon
    • MAC eyeshadow - satin taupe
    • MAC eyeshadow - phloof!
    • MAC kohl power eye pencil - feline
    • MUS tri brow colour
    • MAC fluidline - blacktrack
    • MAC plush lash mascara
    • H&M brow fix

    Lips

    • MAC lipstick - patisserie




    Step 1 - Start with a clean and moisturized face. Apply your base of primer, concealer and foundation, and also apply a cool toned pink creme blush (I've used so sweet, so easy cremeblend blush from MAC) before you fix everything with powder. I explain more in detail how I do my base here.





    Step 2 - When the base for the face is done, it's important to apply a good eye primer so that your eyeshadow will stay in place the entire day and not crease on your lid. With a good primer, the shadows will stick much better, and the colours will be more vibrant than they would be on bare skin. My favourite eye primer is Primer Potion from Urban Decay. I apply 2-3 lines with primer on my lid using the applicator, and then I smudge the primer over the entire lid with my finger.





    Step 3 - apply some loose powder underneath your eye, to catch up any fallout from the eyeshadow during application. The fallout will be easy to brush off later together with the loose powder.






    Step 4 - Press a medium taupe eyeshadow onto the entire lid with a flat, dense eyeshadow brush. I've used the eyeshadow Satin Taupe and brush #239 from MAC.






    Step 5 - Sweep on a shimmery, light highlighter eyeshadow on the brow bone with a fluffy blending brush for a sheer result. I've used the eyeshadow Phloof! and brush #217 from MAC.






    Step 6 - Blend the sharp line of the eyeshadow you applied on the eyelid with the same fluffy brush you used to apply the highlighter with in sweeping, rubbing motions for a soft gradient.






    Step 7 - Pick up a matte black eyeshadow on a large, fluffy brush and apply it with sweeping motions in the crease and outer v. Rather use a smaller ammount to begin with, it's easier to apply more than to remove it! I've used the eyeshadow Carbon and brush #224 from MAC.






    Step 8 - Brush off the loose powder under the eye. Apply a black kohl pencil along the lower lash line and on the waterline. Blend the brush with an eyeliner brush or a q-tip and fix it with a black eyeshadow to prevent smudgeing. I've used the kohl pencil Feline and the eyeshadow Carbon from MAC.






    Step 9 - Fill in your eyebrows and apply a black eyeliner along the upper lash line. I've used MUS tri brow colour for the brows and MAC blacktrack fluidline as eyeliner, and I've used the flat angled brush #208 from MAC for both brows and liner.






    Step 10 - Apply a highlighter eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye with a round brush with long bristles. I've used the eyeshadow Phloof! and brush #222 from MAC.






    Step 11 - Apply two coats of mascara on both upper and lower lashes. Fix your eyebrows with brow fix. I've used the mascara Plush lash from MAC for my lashes and Eyebrow fix from H&M for the brows.






    Step 12 - Apply a sheer nude lipstick. I've used the lipstick Patisserie from MAC.






    Step 13 - Spray your face with a glycerin spray and buff it in with a large powder brush to moisturise and get rid of the powdery look. I've used Fix+ and brush #150 from MAC.




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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Really simple but nice look!
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Beautiful!! I'm an NW20 as well, and we have the same eye color, I can't wait to try this out!
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    so pretty .. what nail polish are wearing ?? i like it

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Civies: Thanks!

    January: It's really simple to do, it's my smokey eye to-go atm Thank you, hope it works well for you!

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Thanks for the tutorial, I was just on your blog looking fore some tutorials
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    wow!!
    this is such a beautiful look!
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    purple_pumpkin: You're welcome! I haven't posted this on my blog yet, acctually, it will be up tomorrow

    Melxo: Thanks hun!

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    i love it! im so goin to do this look tomorrow...
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Such a gorgeous look!! This is when I know I absolutely must get Satin Taupe!

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Alakazam: Yey! Hope it turns out well

    nubletta: Thanks! Satin Taupe is a must for me, it's my favourite cool brown eyeshadow. It can be combined with almost everything!

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    very pretty

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    I really love this look! It's so pretty, but isn't too complicated!
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Thanks alot , the look is so pretty and easy to work on ! Something im gonna try and dupe tommorow

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Holy crap. I actually have all these shadows - even the brushes! That never happens. I guess it's fate... I'll have to give it a try in the next couple days!

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    i like it, thanks for the share!

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Love this look! Thanks for the tut, i'll have to try this!
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Gorgeous thanks

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    I have the brushes and one of the shadows! I'd love to try this look! It's so pretty on you! You have suh beautiful eyes!
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    gorgeous look! and i love the step by step instructions very useful!!!!!

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    I'm looking forward to trying this out!
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    Wow, my god, that lipstick is the best I've ever seen!!
    Love this look, thanks for the tutorial!

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    Love it! I definitely need to dip into my Pfloof! more often
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Nice tutorial Patisserie looks so pretty I'll be checking it out tomorrow when I'm going to the MAC counter

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    Awesome! Thanks Purity =)
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    Awesome tutorial. I'm going to have to try this
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    Thanks for the tut, that's lovely. It could easily be my &quot;every&quot; day look.
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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    I love this look on you! I've never known what to do with all my taupe colours but I'll definitely be giving this look a shot <3 Thanks for the tut!

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    soo simple but soo pretty i love it

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    Re: Quick and easy taupe smokey eyes

    Thanks for this, I'm loving the base colour you used and it may very well be my first ever MAC shadow as I've been trying to find that kind of colour for ages!

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