navy smokey eye21.03.2016

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I substituted my green eyeshadow lovin’ with an equally fun alternative. In between having some rarely used shades in my make-up palette and stalking runway beauty looks, I fell for the navy smokey eye. There’s a fine line between the glam grunge vibes of the deep blue shade and the so called “just-got-punched” look but I am so prepared to walk it.

Here’s how I’ve been wearing the navy smokey eye lately:

 

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Daytime – A light wash of navy eyeshadow across the lid with some lip balm acting as mascara. I have not yet gathered the courage to go completely bare-lashed so this has been a good option to test the waters. The lip balm adds just enough texture to the lashes sans the color. For the faint of heart when bright colored eyeshadow is concerned – take an angled brush and use the shade as a fun eyeliner! It is still a fun way to incorporate color in your make-up routine but without the risk of overdoing it.

 

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NighttimeMy time. But also time for some smokey drama. To give the blue shade some extra dimension, I’ve been actually priming the whole eyelid with a cream olive green eyeshadow. It gives the powder something to stick to while also prolonging its wear time. Spraying the brush with MAC Fix+, dipping it into the navy eyeshadow, packing it heavily on my lids and messily blending it out got the job done. For that lived-in look feel free to smear some of that lip balm over top. I did not go light on the mascara this time; with this look – the clumpier the mascara the better.

On the rest of my face in both looks I’m wearing a bit of L’Oreal True Match foundation mixed into my daily moisturizer for some fresh glow on the skin without too much coverage. I lightly dusted the T-zone with L’Oreal Nude Magique BB powder and skipped the blush. MAC Creme d’Nude lipstick is dabbed onto the center of my lips.

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3 THOUGHTS ON "navy smokey eye"

Anna 31.03.2016 - 5:42 PM

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This looks so beautiful and fresh. You look divine!

vivien_noir 15.04.2016 - 8:22 AM

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On my screen, the light wash of “blue” looks very much like lilac. It’s not my favourite look, but there are people, who can wear it.
I, myself, adore the smoky eye and the look you call nighttime is my daytime. Not on office days (I go with brown, grey or teal/green smoky eye there to tone it down a bit), but when off-duty, I surely do “nighttime makeup” in the daytime. Love it just too much – and girl never can do wrong with a bit of glam to spice up the daytime. For these occasions I go bolder with night blue, plums, purples, deep reds (my favourite colour besides black and grey – all these wine hues make my heart so very happy). These colours go really well with my green eyes too, and I learnt blending IS key to the look, so finally, after years, I got myself a cheap fluffy blending brush I am using every day ever since.

I’m a mascara lover myself, if I don’t use it, you can’t see my actually long lashes – with small, hooded eyes, they’re key to every eye look I do. But pairing the heavy smoky eye with bare lashes is an easy and fresh way to do, leaving out the maximum drama, bringing in some freshness.

    moiminnie 15.04.2016 - 4:39 PM

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    I used to wear straight up black smokey eye every single day during my early uni days, but in recent years I’ve been so much more into bare faced look with minimal eye make-up. In the past few months I’ve begun warming up to the idea of a daytime-appropriate smokey eye look. My skin tone is quite yellow so I am obsessed with my rose golds, copper & cranberry shades. Though I must say that lately I’ve been branching out more and more and started incorporating cooler colors like navy blue, olive green or dusty plums. I wonder if you have any tips on how to have fun with these colors, other than the way I’m wearing them in this post? Let me know!
    PS. There’s nothing better than a deep red eyeshadow on green eyes – gorgeous! xx

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