Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Sensually Smokey

When I think of 'typical' autumn-ready makeup, I automatically think of smokey browns, burnt oranges, coppers and deep plum shades.

So, today, I decided to roll all of those shades into one, and I put together this classic smokey autumnal look.

The 'Lavish' palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills was perfect for creating this look as it had pretty much every shade that I had in mind contained inside, which made this a very straight-forward look to put together. If you don't already own it, I'd highly recommend the Lavish kit for this Autumn purely for the reason above.

Normally, I reach straight for my blackest black eyeliner. However, for this particular look I opted for a chocolate brown liner instead, to slightly compliment these shadows better (although it appears to be almost black in the photograph, waaah!). I also wish you could see the gorgeous mink eyelashes I'm wearing a little better from this angle!

Because of the orange undertones in this look, it's especially complimentary for gals with blue eyes, yet is versatile enough to work on just about anybody, so give it a go!

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof  Eyeliner in 'Gilded' all over lid as a base
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Rum Cake' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish' palette) all over the lid and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Truffle' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish' palette) on outer corner of lid and outer lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Orange Soda' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish palette) blended into crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sienna' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish' palette) to deepen crease 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Cream' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish' palette) to highlight brow bone 
  • Urban Decay 'Chopper' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) around tear duct area
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in 'Lavish' to line lower waterline
  • MAC 'Blacktrack' Fluidline to line upper waterline
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Luxe Precision Eye Line in 'Chocolate Brown' to line eyes
  • Beauty Bakerie iLash Icing Mascara
  • Flutter False Lashes 'Posh' Lashes

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel


  1. So pretty! I love the colors, and your blending is great! :D

  2. OMG THIS IS AMAZING. I love doing looks like this but I feel like they look really heavy on me because I have dark eyes. I think this looks AMAZING on blue eyes and light hair though! STUNNING.


    1. Yes, I would think that darker brown/copper shades like this would look slightly better on blue eyes, but no doubt brown-eyed gals could rock it too!