Friday, 10 July 2015

Makeup look #23 Easy, dark green smokey eyes

Today I want to share with you a simple smokey eyes makeup look which I created with the gorgeous KIKO Water Eyeshadow in the shade #213 Dark Slate Green (review). As soon as I took pictures of my face after I'd done the makeup I realised that this is the kind of makeup that looks so much better in person then on the pictures, as the camera didn't do any justice of how beautifully dimensional sparkle that eyshadow offers. But I hope you'll enjoy it anyway.

KIKO water eyeshadow in 213 Dark Slate Green

Face
Primer: this works in transit camera close-up, I got this generous sample with the latest Harper's Bazaar magazine and I am very excited to give it a good go as I had wanted to try it for ages. It's a moisturiser with priming properties and gives a nice naturally luminous finish to the skin while deeply hydrating it.
Foundation: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless foundation in Deauville (review).
Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me in the shade 10, I have finally tried this, so much talked about, drugstore concealer and I love how nicely it covers my under eye darkness and doesn't look cakey at all.
Highlighter: L'Oreal Lumi Magique in Light, as the Maybelline concealer is to dark to actually highlight the under eye area I added a touch of this highlighting one for brightening effect.
Powder: to set all my base in place I used my L'Oreal True Match powder, it's one of the latest purchases and I really like it.
Bronzer: to add a bit of warmth to my face I applied the Maybelline Dream Sun bronzer in Brunette and to contour my cheeks I used another new for me, the Maybelline Master Sculpt in Medium/Dark, I've used it only a few times so can't say if I love it or not but will keep you updated.
Blush: MaxFactor Crème Puff in Seductive Pink to add a subtle touch of rose to my cheeks.
Highlighter: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, this is such a gorgeous product, you can apply it really subtly or go heavy if you like the 'wet' look but the sheen is so pretty in any case.

Eyes
The star of the show was the KIKO eyeshadow but I also used some blending shades from the Zoeva Naturally Yours palette and also Mary-Lou Manizer as an inner corner highlight.

KIKO water eyeshadow in 213 Dark Slate Green

Dark green smokey eyes tutorial
Dark green smokey eyes tutorial
 
Lips
I wanted my lips to be nude but not too nude so I used, my favourite at the moment, lip combo: Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Eastend Snob and from the new collection from Rimmel by Kate Longlasting Lipstick in #45.

And here's the finished look :)

Dark green smokey eyes makeup look

Dark green smokey eyes makeup look

Dark green smokey eyes makeup look
 
As I already mentioned, the pictures don't show how pretty the eyeshadow is, so you'll have to believe me that the whole look was more striking in real life :) I loved it and will definitely wear it again for a an evening/night out.
What are you thoughts on this look? Do you feel comfortable wearing dark smokey eyes or do you prefer something more subtle?
 
PS. Hope you'll have a great, sunny weekend!
We are having a BBQ with our friends on Saturday evening and I'm so looking forward to it, especially after feeling very poorly for couple of days with tummy bug :)
 
Dagmara
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35 comments

  1. That eyeshadow is just beautiful!! Its so pigmented

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  2. I was tempted by this eyeshadow and can't wait until I'm able to go to London and shop in Kiko and Ingot x :) Lovely look !! xxx

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  3. Wow, what a gorgeous look you've created - I love it! I've seen those lipsticks floating around and definitely think I'm going to have to pick one up now next time I'm in Boots! That eyeshadow looks so beautiful, I can't imagine how much better it would look in person! Hope you're feeling better now and have a fab BBQ tomorrow! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  4. This look is STUNNING! Really beautiful! xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. Danielle Beautyblog10 July 2015 at 18:32

    The finished look is gorgeous! I love your step by steps!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  6. The look is really gorgeous and I loved your step by step method.!!!

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  7. Gorgeous look, that eyeshadow really suits you. xx


    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  8. Guess what I'm going to say Dagmara....yes, gorgeous!! Sorry to hear you were feeling poorly.I hope your bbq goes well :) x

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  9. What a stunning look! I always hate how cameras can wash out shadows. Sometimes I create a look that's so pretty in person, and in photos it's ehhh. This looks really great in photos though, but I'm sure it shimmers beautifully in real life!

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  10. Thank you! Yes, cameras can take away the beauty of the makeup we create :( x

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  11. Thank you! Glad you found it helpful!

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  12. Thank you Emily! From all the new nude shades I only liked the #45, it's so pretty though! x

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  13. Thank you! I can't wait for my holidays in Poland and go to Inglot :)) x

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    1. Yes I am already dreaming of Inglot and Golden Rose. I shall also try to do some damage at Catrice stand 😊 and maybe Kobo πŸ˜‰

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  14. You look stunning! I'm loving your short hair and the makeup is so pretty. I have a shadow slightly similar to this green one from Kiko so you reminded me to take it out and play with it a bit more. I need to get out of my neutral zone more often. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  15. I love the Kiko Water Eyeshadows, they're definitely one of my favourite products from the brand. I have a few different shades but they are all pretty neutral. This one looks gorgeous! x


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  16. You really look stunning and the eye look is beautiful. Sorry to hear that you have been ill and hope you had a great weekend :)

    Pams Stuff and Things | Tarte Giveaway

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  17. I just love this dark green eyeshadow and you've created a beautiful smokey eye with it, it's really striking. You're just looking AH-MAZING x

    Beauty with charm

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  18. You definitely did the look justice girl. But I know what you mean, the Kiko water shadows are so amazingly multidimensional and it's difficult to capture on camera...as with other eyeshadow brands as well, it's so frustrating. But you did a fantastic job!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  19. That Kiko eyeshadow is beautiful! You always look so lovely!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  20. Thank you hun! I had a good weekend and I'm all ready for the new week :) x

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  21. These eyeshadows are so beautiful! I need to pick up some more! x

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  22. Thank you Renata! Definitely have a play with your makeup collection! It's so much fun to try different looks, even it's only in comfort of your home :) x

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  23. Love the look! I'm not very brave at a smokey eye, but that eyeshadow is gorge and I'm off to buy me some! xx

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  24. Great tutorial! I love KIKO though have quite a few shadows in this particular colour... I'm so drawn to the Zoella palette, not sure if I can resist much longer!

    Nic x

    StrawberryBlondeBeauty

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  25. Haha! Can you believe I didn't noticed it until you pointed it out! Lol!

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  26. Great tutorial! I prefer pictures to videos tbh as Imfind them easy to copy #30plusblogs

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  27. Thank you! Glad you found it helpful! x

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