Smokey Eyes – Great for hooded eyes

December 9, 2015

I love watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. Their are so crazy talented people out there working their magic with a vast variety of products. Unfortunately am not blessed with face that looks that good on camera, or eyes that can work with all makeup looks as they are hooded, winged liner is a no no for instance. Recently I’ve been creating eye looks more on the smokey side of things, I think due to the colder weather and darker nights.


The above look was using Nars Dual Intensity Eye Palette and a two matt shadows from my Anastasia Beverley Hills Palette.  I then added a Mac pigment on top any shimmery pink purple will do though.

Mac Pigment Close up
Mac Pigment
Anastasia Amrezy Palette
Anastasia Amrezy Palette
Narsissist Dual Intensity Palette
Narsissist Dual Intensity Palette
  • All I did was apply the Nars (top first and second colours) over the inner and middle part of lid.
  • I then blended out with Carmel from the ABH palette and then added a little of the Deepplum ABH to corners and up over the crease to make the eyes appear less hooded.
  • Finally I added the Mac pigment to the centre of my lid.
  • I used a dark brown eyeliner to tightline my eyes and lots of Urban Decay Perversion mascara.

Another smokey eye I like to do is  matt one.



This look is my go to day look. Its super easy. I used the Viseart Matt Palette as it’s my fave and the colours blend so well its hard to get a look wrong.

Viseart Neutral Matte Palette


For this matt day look,

  • I applied the lightest off white shadow, all over lid and brow bone.
  • Then a mid brown (second row third in) over the lid and into the crease.
  • Finally the darkest brown, on the outside corner sweeping it into the crease.
  • Remember to blend with a fluffy brush so you cant see where the colours join together.
  • I finished the look with the same dark brown liner in waterlines and lots of the black mascara.
  • I also added a peachy blush to the cheeks and nude gloss to the lips.

You can pretty much do this application with any colours you like. Add a red or plum lip for the evening and a pop of gold shimmer to the centre of your lid and you’ll be ready for a Christmas night out!


Happy Holidays


The Makeup Spy