Friday, February 15, 2013

The Smoke Effect

Testing out some new shadow paints that were sent to me by Estée Lauder. I love doing a smoky eye, especially when it involves brown shimmery shadows. To create this look, I mixed three different shades of brown creams and blended them all around my eye. Then, I used the black shadow paint as eyeliner along the lashes and applied some creamy gold shadow paint on the inner corners of my eyes. For my skin, I'm using Koh Gen Do aqua foundation (it gives you the best dewy coverage and never looks like a mask), Nars blush in Zen on my cheeks, and a little bit of Nars lip pencil in Damned mixed with some Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream for light, natural color on the lips. Lastly, I did one quick coat of Estée Lauder Sumptuous Lash Mascara- it's my favorite mascara ever.
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Now with all this beauty talk I kind of want to dye my hair or something...
x

88 comments:

what dia like said...

beautiful!!

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Patrick said...

Wonderfully executed shadow eyes.. always a striking look. Beautiful!


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sequins from life said...

You look amazing <3

Domonique Wilson said...

Love how dewy and flawless your skin is, also nice to see the smoky eye not too overdone.

It must be something to do with spring because I too want to freshen up my locks with some colour :)

ITSJUL.blogspot.com said...

LOVE your makeup :)

Urban Auburn said...

Beautiful :)

matylda said...

you made it so lovely. :) i like smoky eyes. :)

Christine (Fash n Chips) said...

You really have AMAZING skin. And a "natural smoky eye" is my favourite look.

choolee said...

your lips are the sexiest :)

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Shopaholic In London said...

Lovely make up

Giu Lia said...

Great makeup and really nice products.

ox from nyc

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Kimberley Key said...

The shadow colours look beautiful.

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Julia said...

Really beautiful!!!
Kisses from Spain
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www.beautifulbags27.blogspot.com said...

Looks good.

The serial shopper said...

beautiful!

xx
Meelena

kity-cri said...

Hi! Good products and very nice makeup!
kisses!
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monkeyshines ♥ said...

beautiful subtle look!


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Voilà! said...

So pretty! I'm super obsessed with your nails, Karla!

xoxo

~Meghan

HayleyMG said...

beautiful! Love the colour on your lips i really want a natural colour like that

Hayley xx
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Jen27 said...

Love the soft, smokey look! You've chosen some amazing products. I've heard such great things about the Koh Gen Do foundation!

-Jen

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Adeola Naomi said...

Beautiful look!

Anonymous said...

Love the smokey eye. Do you think blue eyes would look good in the browns? Lovely.

corriegabs said...

Beautiful look that I can't wait to try!

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Jennifer said...

So pretty! You should do a tutorial!

xo Jennifer

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Miriam said...

Amazing make up!
With love,
Miriam (http://varios-angulos.blogspot.pt)

Isa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. What does your tattoo say?

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kate said...

I love the placement of your tattoos! Great makeup choices!! Happy weekend!

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

I love it


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Chantelle said...

I must agree. I'm a total fan of the brown smokey look.

Beatrice Balaj said...

Gorgeous! Really like Estee Lauder's products.

It was nice meeting you the other week. You're a sweet lady.


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Rachelle said...

Perfect eye makeup, I love it.

xo
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Leila Mekhdiyeva said...

you look amazing!!

xx Leila

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Fransiska said...

So beautiful, your skin is flawless xx

Shelby said...

Gorgeous!

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Denisa said...

Very nice make up items and I need some new too. Have a great weekend.

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maryse said...

superbe maquillage ! tu es très belle..

Rowan Reiding said...

Gosh, you´re perfection!

Love,

Rowan

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aynur A said...

Beautiful, love the eye makeup

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Jessica Cutting Edge said...

Beautiful make up!
xoxoxo
Cutting Edge

Gelolas_Vintage said...

Beautiful make up!! I love your hair!

XOXO
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Elvira Cajiao said...

WOW Karla. So so stunning as usual!!

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Martha said...

Looks divine! The smoky eye is so soft and gorgeous with creams as opposed to shadows. love this! <3

Martha xo
Martha Dahhling

Morgane le Fay said...

The way you got the make up done looks beautiful!
Melly
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Rhoda Wong said...

stunning and flawless!

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Perpetuity said...

You have gorgeous full lips!

Oeendree Mukherjee said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous! Loved the look...

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Laura said...

Hi, where is your nail polish from? I think its the perfect red! Thanks x

Sunday Desire said...

you look so beautiful! love your eyebrows :)

Street Fashion Paris said...

That is the most beautiful make up that I have ever see.

Julia said...

Wow, even with the list of makeup, it all looks super natural, plus you look like Kiera Knightley!

Fashion Snag said...

Don't dye your hair! I love it.

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effortlesscool said...

I love how subtle and simple yet stunning this look is!


XO Sahra
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Maria João Silva said...

Amazing look! :D

x MJ
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MONYALE said...

Cool makeup, wish I could make my skin look dewy.

Xx,
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Chi-Chi said...

love the subtle smokey eye effect!

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Martine said...

4 things:

1 - You are gorgeous!
2 - I love your hair!
3 - I love your tattoos!
4 - Your makeup looks fantastic! I love the shade of colours, it suits you perfectly! And that lipstick is to die for!

Martine :)

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izzy cervantes said...

i am def trying this! LOVE THIS!---> TOPSHOP LA POST elywrites.blogspot.com

GirlsAreDolls said...

Nice Makeup :)

Lonka said...

Beautiful makeup :D


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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

So stunning, love the makeup x

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Carola D. said...

great makeup!

Carola
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Fashionista Extraordinaire said...

Hi Karla!! Love this post and your blog!!! I would love to feature you on my blog for my Makeup monthly series! Check it out. Www.blahblahbirds.wordpress.com
Let me know if you might be interested!!

Marta Hidalgo said...

You're so beautiful and haver a perfect lips!! :D
xoxo

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Studded Pearl said...

You are far to pretty!!
Amazing post, I may have to get some of these colours!

love to you

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Alexandra said...

A very natural smokey eye example.

E said...

Oh wow I love your make-up! I just bought these beautiful brown eyeshadows today, oh I could just "paint" myself in all different colors all the time, haha. Great post!

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Style Stars said...

wow i love your nails. the eyeshadow is gorgeous!

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Anna Black said...

Wow you looks stunning, what a gorgeous look!

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Alyx Sara said...

Such a beautiful girl..

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Mandy said...

Beautiful!

xoxo
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Hannah Swan said...

Just beautiful. And just the make up look i also go for.

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B. said...

Love the subtlety in the eyeshadow!

Love,
Breathe Me

Smart Dresser said...

Amazing!!

Sabaa said...

Beautiful subtle make up.
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Alela Sirah said...

This is a really good smokey eye it can be day or night!
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The Pantry Drawer said...

love the subtle smokey eye! you look great!

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Leigh . said...

I've followed you since 08' you're gorgeous & such an inspiration.

Gillian said...

Gorgeous!

kristin kelli said...

i cant wait to try that koh foundation!! it looks AMAZING!!!
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Trà Mi said...

I like your hair the way it is. You're beautiful.

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Williamearl said...

Hi, I like your post and your looking pretty in this post. Your are really doing different posts.

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micah gianneli said...

Beautiful. I love simple make-up - less is more :)

Micah x

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Luisa said...

Love ur look so much! Please dont't dye ur hair! Maybe some really fine highlights blended in but not too much of a change!

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