Classic Smokey Eye

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A lovely reader who is also the creator of the blog Blush and Kittens recently asked me to create a classic, simple smokey eye. A classic smokey eye is typically matte with an unstructured shape and is often paired with a nude lip.

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I definitely find wearing dark liner on my lower lash line and water line quite challenging. It’s also really hard for me to stay away from the shimmer. I just want a bright inner corner highlight, and a shiny brow bone! But I sacrificed my shimmer! Just for you guys!

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I actually only used two eyeshadow shades for this look. A warm brown and black in the outer corner. Then some black liner smudged in the upper and lower lash line. If you’re looking for an extremely classic smokey eye tutorial go check out Lisa Eldridge’s Classic Smokey Eye Tutorial.

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I really appreciated all of your lovely response and requests on my Palette Madness post. Please feel free to let me know whenever you would like to see something in particular. Whether that be a particular makeup look, a makeup look using only one palette or a new product review. Just let me know, I’m here for you guys! Tag me on instagram if you rock a classic smokey eye on New Years!

Products Used:

Foundation: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation in 120

Concealer: Maybelline FaceStudio Master Conceal in Fair

Contour: Marc Jacobs #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder in Mirage Filter 40

Eyes: Lorac Pro 2 Palette

Eyeliner: Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal

Lipstick: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Tootsi


  1. E December 30, 2015 / 08:50

    Thank you so much, Ellen! I love this look on you! I should try experimenting with looks like these, hahaha


    • Ellen December 30, 2015 / 12:17

      Go for it! Tag me on instagram if you do! You’re welcome E!

  2. em b December 30, 2015 / 13:18

    so beautiful:-)xx

    • Ellen December 30, 2015 / 16:01

      Thanks Em! So glad you like it 🙂

  3. Lyndsay December 30, 2015 / 20:31

    I love an all matte eye! This looks great on you. Just in time for NYE! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Lyndsay //

    • Ellen December 30, 2015 / 20:37

      Thanks Lysdsay! Glad you like it.

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