It's hard to master a good smokey eye. It just can't be the same for everyone. Some people look good with a heavily smoked out eye, others look best with a subtle smokey look...it's just not a "one size fits all" deal. I love sharing when I find products that seem like they could work for everyone, and that's what I'm sharing here today on the blog. One stop smoke...for cheap!
Ok so the cheap element of this is definitely the palette. Urban Decay has a limited edition palette out called "Smoked". It's $20!!!! Yes I said TWENTY DOLLARS. It's an amazing palette and you know it's high quality by the brand. Everything you need to achieve a great smokey eye INCLUDING a full sized awesome liner that is perfect for smudging AND a "how to" book that takes you step by step through how to achieve various smokey looks using just this palette. Good deal girls... GREAT deal! It's not going to last long so buy this up like...YESTERDAY. Seriously, get it now or you'll be kicking yourself!
I saved so much on the palette that I got an Anastasia brow wiz pencil to see how it compared to the other brow kit I have. I find the wiz to be easy to use and create a more natural look with. Worth the purchase. And less for me to carry around which is fantastic, so "win" there.
Then I also tried the Tarte Clay Paint Liner to see if I could create a more perfect cat eye. Meow. YES! It's great. A more distinct line in general. Perfect for a good clean cat wing (it comes with the brush needed to achieve this look) and it's also great for lining after applying lashes. It's my new bestie, seriously.
I got the gift of this Urban Decay eyeshadow primer with my palette (pretty cool of them to throw this in) and I will say it definitely helps keep your shadow on your lids. Wore it all night and didn't notice any fading of the color, which I feel sometimes can happen with a smokey eye. The Hourglass primer is what I use on my face when I wear foundation, but that can work great as well over the eyelids.
So that's your smokey look in a nut shell. If you do nothing else, order this palette. It'll be gone before you know it and it's ONLY TWENTY BUCKS! Astonishing! You can order off my Instagram. And these days you can just screenshot my pics if you have the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! Or you can just like my pics and get shopping links to your email as usual. Ok go shopping, bye! 💋