Nov 23, 2011

'Espresso Smokey Eye' Look

'Espresso Smokey Eye' Look

This is a deep brown smokey look with added shimmer. It translates differently in person than on camera but alas what to do.

I started off with Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my lid up to the brow bone. I applied MAC Layin' Low Paintpot (creamy beige) all over my lid and into the crease as my primary base - Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush. I also applied MAC Quite Natural Paintpot (creamy deep brown) all over my lid  as my secondary base - Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush

On the browbone area and crease I used Smashbox Nude Eyeshadow (matte nude). NARS 01 Eye Shader Brush
On the entire lid I applied NARS Mekong Eyeshadow (deep espresso infused w/ gold shimmer). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush & Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush
On the lid I also applied Inglot #68 Body Sparkles (fine bronze glitter). MAC 242 Small Shader Brush with Eye Kandy Glitter Adhesive
For highlight I used Bare Escentuals Wearable Light Brown Eyeshadow (matte light nude). MAC 252 Large Shader Brush
On the lower lashline I used MAC Teddy Eye Kohl Pencil (deep bronze).

My brows are filled in with Sleek Brow Kit in Dark. Cozzette Eyebrow/Mini Shader D230 Brush/Paula Dorf Eye Definer Flat Top Brush

I lined my upper lashline with Wet 'n' Wild Crème Eyeliner in BlackMAC 263 Small Angle Brush
I lined my lower waterline with L'Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black. MAC 212 Flat Definer Brush
I used L'Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara for my lashes and added Beautee Sense Annie Eyelashes for effect. Duo Eyelash Adhesive

For my lips I used MAC Underplay Lipstick (creamy nude) topped with Urban Decay Kirk Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss (creamy nude).

I primed my skin with MAC Oil Control Lotion - hands. I used MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 7 - Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush - for my face and set my t-zone with MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Dark - face puff.

I used MUFE #12 Full Cover Concealer - Cozzette P350 Cylinder Concealer Brush - under my eyes set with MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Medium Deep - face puff

I used MAC Gingerly Blush (matte ginger) for my cheeks - Cozzette Contour Stylist S135 Brush - MUFE #2 Sculpting Kit for contour - Cozzette Contour Stylist S135 Brush.


  1. You always have the greatest looks Tina. I come here often for inspiration.

  2. I really love this one. Perfect for the holidays too....nice and dark, yet classy and just right.

  3. Pretty as usual! Hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving.

  4. PLEASE do a tutorial for this!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

  5. This will make a great Thanksgiving look! Thanks Tina and Happy Thanksgiving! God Bless

  6. Thx theJARbaby! Glad you enjoy the looks :) U r too sweet!

    Thanks Olivia! Yep it's a great fall/holiday/whatever look. LOL.

    Thanks Carnita. I had a great one. Hope yours was good too.

    Thanks so much Fernanda.

    Thx Sarah. I just did a tut for a similar look. Check it out :)

    Thanks Simple. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well. :)


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