6.11.2011

Wearable Smokey Eyes and Nude Lips.

Despite my makeup usually being very natural during the week when I go to work (have I mentioned for the 100th time yet that I'm not a morning person?), I still really enjoy smokey eyes too and since I really haven't worn much darker colors lately, I decided to give it a go today. As I'm sure you'll be able to tell from the photos below, though, it's still daytime so I wanted to keep the look wearable and not too going-out-ish. 



Face:
Origins VitaZing
MUFE F&B foundation in #20
Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Base
Milani baked blush in Luminoso
Dior Amber Diamond

Lips:
Revlon l/s in Soft Nude 
MAC l/g in Boy Bait

It's so weird because when I first got Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude, I remember thinking it was a little too nude for my liking but I started using it again a few days ago and now, I think it's the perfect peachy-nude on me! I must have gotten a lot paler since I first got it. I'm NC25 right now and I think this combination of a peachy-nude like Soft Nude with a pinky-nude gloss like Boy Bait is kinda fabulous! Not too nude but not too dark either. 

Close-up of the lids...
Eyes:
UDPP
MAC e/s in Phloof! (lid)
Too Faced e/s in Ever After (crease)
Too Faced e/s in Smolder (outer v)
Milani Liquif'eye Pencil in Black
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara

The two Too Faced eyeshadows I used today are from the Eye Love palette that was (is?) a recent Sephora 500-point perk. They're my first Too Faced products, and I really like them so far! 

Also, I absolutely love Phloof! It's pretty frosty but when patted on with a MAC 239 as a lid color, I find that it really brightens up your eyes...perfect when you're doing a smokey eye but don't want it to be too dark and/or matte. I also find that using a MAC 224 to dust it under the eyebrow bone tones down the frostiness and just makes it a really pretty and natural highlight.

Do you like to wear smokey eyes paired with nude lips during the daytime or is it too much in your opinion?


53 comments:

  1. I love your smokey eyes and the lipstick.  I'll have to check out boy bait next time I go to MAC.  =)

    -Dinah
    dgsbeauty.com

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  2. I think toned down smokey eyes are perfectly acceptable during the day :)  Great look!  Love your nude lip color :)

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  3. I love this FOTD! It's glowy with a bit of drama, but not so much where it's like "hey I'm going to a party" but more along the lines of "hey, I am naturally mysterious and sultry" lol. That's why Phloof! is one of my all time favs, it works so well with grey shadows!

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  4. Michelle (LipstickRules)June 11, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Love the look! you look beautiful as always!

    Michelle
    xx

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  5. i love how simple this look is, yet still beautiful! <3

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  6. You  look SO good!!!! :) Very pretty lipstick combo and smokey eyes. I agree that the Soft Nude is a perfect nude on you! I have too and I love it as well :) You look so radiant!

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  7. I wear a soft smokey eye - I try to avoid using black - in the daytime with a nude lip all the time! It's one of my favorite looks. =D And your skin looks flawless!! I'm jealous! 

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  8. You look gorgeous! Love the eye look. I think it's totally a daytime look! :)

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  9. This is super pretty! Soft nude looks great on you, it would be way to light on my lips. Plus my lips are so pigmented that it probably wouldn't leave a desirable color on them! 
    By the way, you are so photogenic! You always look beautiful! 

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  10. Your shadows look so pretty and multidimensional and the brown of your iris just seems to pop at me! Gorgeous. :D

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  11. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Thank you :) I think Boy Bait is discontinued, though...not positive.

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  12. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Thanks, Larie!

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  13. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    I'm so glad I won Phloof! in your giveaway because I don't think I would've bought it otherwise...I LOVE it!

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  14. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Thank you, Michelle!

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  15. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Thank you so much :)

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  16. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Thank you! I'm sure Soft Nude looks gorgeous on you as well :)

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  17. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Aww, thank you so much! I usually just use a bit of black eyeshadow to deepen up the outer v, but I try to avoid using too much during the daytime.

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  18. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Thank you so much!

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  19. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Thanks, Nora :)

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  20. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    My lips are pretty pigmented too but I find that Soft Nude is actually really buildable! You should give it a try sometime...you might like it too :) And thank you so much!

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  21. WillWorkForMakeupJune 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Thank you, Amy!

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  22. AWW!  =(  Damn.  Maybe there's a dupe out there of it.  Haha.

    -Dinah
    dgsbeauty.com

    *Check out my giveaway:
    http://www.dgsbeauty.com/2011/06/dgsbeautys-100-followers-giveaway.html

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  23. I usually stay away from smokey eyes (I just think they're a little bit too dark because I don't really go anywhere fancy often), but I think I'm gonna try doing a look like this! It looks really good!

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  24. I wear that makeup (smokey eyes/nude lips) every other day! It's my favourite look, and really easy too. :)

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  25. so pretty! ur eyes and skin look amazing!!! i personally think smokey eyes are nude lips look awesome!!!! in the day time if you can pull it off ( which u do!) but for some reason I seem to affiliate it more with winter. I dont think for some reason i could pull it off due to sweating! =P
    Soft nude looks so good on u! i must dig mine out!! 

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  26. Aw, this look is so pretty! I love it; I always love darker shadows, I think they look gorgeous on brown eyes! :)

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  27. Wow! This is such a beautiful and creative combination that really make your brown eyes pop. I would never think to mix so many colors, or even silvers with browns. Not to mention, it complements the dark navy sweater! I'm inspired =)

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  28. Awww..you look so fresh and pretty. And I love the natural nude lips on you. I'm gonn have to check out Revlon l/s Soft Nude.

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  29. You remind me of Jessica Alba! Pretty ;)

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  30. i've been looking for an everyday all-over lid color. think phloof would be perfect. thanks for sharing x

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  31. Very pretty and fresh.  I love your lipstick.

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  32. I'm a bit weird, I'll wear an insanely bright eye during the day, but I don't do smokey eyes as much - at least not super dark ones. Anywayyyy, I *really* like that lip combo :D 

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  33. You look really pretty. I have to give this a try too if I'll have ever time in the mornings to bother about my eye makeup...

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  34. The look is gorgeous :-)

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  35. You look beautiful. I love the peach lips with the kind of cool colored eyes..it's a really awesome combo! I need to get my hands on that blasted SK concealer palette! You lit a fire ;)

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  36. Tania (TheBubbling)June 12, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    That is one lovely smokey eye. I have an outdoor party today and might give this a try! Maybe I'll add a wing since it's a celebration. :D

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  37. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Let me know how it turns out! I don't think it's too dramatic or fancy or anything :)

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  38. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    What are your favorite shadows to use when you do your smokey eye?

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  39. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    LOL! I'm not sure I'd wear it in the daytime in the middle of Summer or anything (also due to fear of sweating it all off!) but it wasn't that hot this week here :)

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  40. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Thank you, Krystal!

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  41. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Aww, great! When people tell me things have inspired them, that's the biggest compliment to me :)

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  42. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    You definitely should! Such a great nude and so affordable too :)

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  43. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Wow, really?! I don't see it at all but thank you! I think she's gorgeous!

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  44. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Let me know how you like it if you end up getting it!

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  45. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Thank you so much, JC!

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  46. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    I know! You're the queen of bright eyes! I'm terrified of wearing super bright eyes myself :-/

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  47. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    LOL! What about on the weekends? I can't motivate myself to do it in the mornings either.

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  48. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Thank you so much :)

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  49. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Thanks! I should start wearing it more often :)

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  50. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Yes, you need it! It's worth so much more than the $10 it actually costs, in my opinion.

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  51. WillWorkForMakeupJune 12, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Ooo...I'm sure it turned out awesome! :D

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