Hello my loves. I posted a selfie (of course I did) to my Instagram a few days ago and asked if anyone would like to see how I accomplished the look. So here we are, my smokey eye tutorial featuring the most luxurious makeup product I own – the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in 'Uptown Girl'.
I think there is a lot of concern around a smokey eye, people seem to think it's so hard to create. It's really not, a dark smokey eye is my go to look if I'm in a rush and need to add a bit of glam. All you need is your palette, a fluffy eyeshadow brush and a dense eyeshadow brush. Or a shade swap if you're super lazy like me!
I truly believe that the better quality the product, the easier they are to work with. I am always on a mission to find the best quality for the best price. However, this beautiful palette I couldn't say no to. It's the most I've spent for so little product, but you really need such a small amount as it is incredibly pigmented and blends like butter. When a 'treat yo self' mood strikes, go and have a peak at Charlotte Tilbury's goodies. She's got you covered.
I covered my entire lid all the way up to my eyebrow with shade 1. Making sure I bring this out and blend so it doesn't look too harsh. This is going to act as a base and make building the colour of your eyeshadows a hell of a lot easier.
I take shade 2 and work it into my crease and slightly above my crease. Making sure I bring this shade right to the edge of my eye socket and blend blend blend. Once I have that looking the way I want it to, I pack some of the shade onto my eyelid to build up the intensity.
It's time to add some depth and actually smoke out the look. Take shade 3 and work that into the outer crease and bring it up to the middle. Always remembering to blend. That is the key to a smokey eye, seamless lines. And then we're going to put this shade under our waterline, and connecting it with the rest of the eyeshadow we have created.
It's my favourite time, it's highlighter time. And this final shade from the Charlotte Tilbury 'Uptown Girl' palette is BEYOND glittery and beyond pigmented. I place this along my brow bone and my inner corner to make everything like more defined and to obviously try and blind everyone who makes eye contact with me!
Finish the look off with some mascara, maybe a cheeky bit of winged liner as it is my personal belief there is never a wrong time for winged liner. And you're all set with you glam smokey eye!
And you've got yourself a smokey eye! Please do let me know if you recreate this look, as I would absolutely adore to see! If you enjoyed this post please be sure to follow me for future entries. Also be sure to follow me on my social medias linked below. As always thank you so much for reading and I'll speak to you all very soon! Xxx
Fancy a challenge? Check out my cut crease makeup tutorial HERE.