Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Smoke and Shimmer

I am always into a good sexy, smudgy smoky eye. I've had this photo of Karlie Kloss with the perfect glittery smoky eye sitting on my desktop for the longest time and I finally decided to give it a try. 
I prefer my makeup to look a bit "lived-in", so I mostly used my finger and Q-tips to rub the eyeshadow across my upper lid. First, I started with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in 'Illusoire', then I layered on a Mac pigment in 'Dark Soul'. It can get really messy, so I used a little at a time and built from there. Then I dipped a Q-tip into the pigment and went under my lower lashline. To make it a bit more dramatic, I took black pencil liner into my top lashes and along my water line. Apply a couple swipes of mascara and a bit of Nars The Multiple in 'Maui' on the cheekbones and lips and you are good to go.

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x

66 comments:

Hayattan Payetler said...

My favourite makeup colors !

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Why don't the pictures of your archived posts load? I used to love looking back on your old posts!

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Aynur A said...

You look gorgeous, stunning makeup
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abigailalicex said...

Your eyes look stunning here!

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Luba Dimitrova said...

You have a perfect skin, and actually do not need a make up !


XX LUBA
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Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

So pretty. I've been looking for new eye make up.

Big Apple, Little Bites

YZ Chan said...

I love smokey eyes, and yours is amazing. x

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Denisa said...

Nice make up. Great day.

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Nikki Williams said...

gorgeous makeup! love love love

xxoo,
nikki

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Lonka said...

beautiful makeup :)

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Orange You Classy said...

great makeup!

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Style-Squared said...

Love the eye make up!




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lovein201 said...

Great combo for any occasion!

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Q said...

love it... subtle and not too much!x

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Rosamapose said...

This is perfection!! I know what beauty products I'll be adding to my arsenal this fall :)

Blonde in this City

Admirably Pretty said...

Your make-up looks perfect!

XO Imke

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lanciacoriandoli said...

great make up!

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CORY SCOTT said...

Great smokey eyes!

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Shaz De Vos said...

I love the MAC pigment - the photos are so good, what camera do you use :)?

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xo

ChamaFashion said...

Really beautiful products!
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Cherelynn said...

I LOVE the Armani Maestro foundation, I find the only thing as good is Dior Skin Flash! Thanks for a great inspiring post!
In Vegas this weekend? Come see Makeup University at The Stitch Factory!
Ciao!
Cherelynn
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Jane said...

You have such a perfect skin <3

danielle said...

that chanel shadow is going onto my shopping list! beautiful!
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Natalie said...

A smokey eye is such a hard thing to master. I always appreciate some tips to make it look sexy and not like the "morning after" makeup. Thanks!

xo,
Natalie
ourstylefile.blogspot.com

P.S.LilyBoutique said...

Beautiful smokey eyes! Love this look :)

xx,
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Isa said...

These colours are perfect on your face !
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Honorata said...

Beautiful make-up:)

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Epp said...

Very great smokey eye! Love how subtle it is, yet it emphasizes the eye so well :)

xoxo

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Mafalda said...

It's just perfect! So beautiful!
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lepetitmondedeJulie said...

you are perfect Karla!

xx

2moiselles-happy-lookeuses said...

Magnifique ce maquillage!!

Sharai Jordyn said...

love it! check out my blog rideordie.ca

Stephanie X said...

love that Chanel eyeshadow!
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

In a trendy town said...

Smoky eyes are amazing, we use a lot this kind of shadow!

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Laura Neuzeth said...

Love the eyemakeup!

Laura
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Jane said...

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Anonymous said...

Do you ever use drugstore makeup or just the expensive stuff?

Evi said...

Love your makeup!

Evi xoxo

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Fashion Latest Trends said...

Beautiful make up!!

Dana Jo said...

Does your make up stay beautiful like on the pictures the whole day?
Mine looks wonderful in the morning, but in the afternoon, it´s gone ;)

have a wonderful week
Dana, Germany
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Anonymous said...

You always have such sophisticated taste, Karla!

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cathyleemargrate   said...

Really latest trends you posted... Your make up looks great one.. I'm very crazy to see this post..
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Beatriz Mateus said...

Just found your blog through the bloglovin website! LOVE IT! It is absolutely amazing! Congrats on a wonderful blog! Already added to my bookmarked blogs!
Lots of Love,
Bee

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LoveYourEgo said...

Such a beautiful look! It's all about smudging and blending when it comes to these stronger looks.

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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

ah, i love the makeup here! i wish i was more creative with my makeup, i tend to stick with the same things!

lindsey louise

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Lauren said...

This is such a beautiful look! Very natural and gorgeous :) xo

Krizia said...

Loving the smokey eyes!

x Krizia

Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

Anonymous said...

Hi Karla, I've been a dedicated reader for years and find you very inspiring. However, I wish your posts showcased your personality like they used to. And why can't we see your older posts? It's like you're ashamed of them. Maybe you're just over blogging, who knows. Serious question..is this your job?

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JanseT said...

she is beautiful

outgoingtaste said...

Nice make up dear!
Lot's of love
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Jen27 said...

Wow, the soft smokey eye is stunning! Armani Maestro looks great on you too. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

-Jen

www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

Isti Sugiharti said...

I love this makeup! I totally need to try this!

Lison B. said...

magnifique ce makeup!
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Marla Robinson said...

beautiful!

Louise said...

this is right up my street! I normally don't go crazy on make-up products, but this is the perfect color scheme and style for me...definitely going to pick up that chanel pot, thanks! x

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Sandra Małysz said...

You look amaizing! Your blog is really great. Maybe you're interested in following each other?
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FASHION SNAG said...

Love your eye makeup!

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Kinesioteippaus said...

The eyeshadow is so cool! This is a must have :) It´s such a pleasure to read your blog, and it´s obvious that thousands of other people think that too!

Camille said...

Great Post!

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MizzJ said...

Such a beautiful look!

TSO OTM said...

it´s the perfect makeup for a daily routine and so ready for a night time outing.

Carla
www.thesweetestoneoverthemoon.com

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Θαυματουργά είναι!!! ρουχα μεγαλα μεγεθη