Eye of the Day: Soft & Smokey

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a good Saturday. Just wanted to take a minute to share today's eye look with you. Instead of using one palette, I was just playing around and pulled in a lot of random products (including one of the first eye palettes I ever used from Cover Girl!) The pictures don't really give off the warmth that this eye look has... but hopefully by seeing the products you can get a pretty good idea of what's going on. I see this as a good day or night look.

On my lips- I'm wearing Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee, MAC lip pencil in Whirl, and MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette. The lip butter provides a nude base, the liner deepens things up a little, and the gloss gives a gold-toned shine.

On the eyes- I started with Urban Decay primer potion... but forgot to throw that in the picture!

Step by Step...
  • Following primer, I used my Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick in Saddle Shimmer (a brownish bronze) all over my lids, and also on my lower lashline.
  • Then I used the center shade in the Cover Girl Shimmering Sands trio all over my lids.
  • Using a fluffy crease brush, I blended the deepest shade in the CG trio in the crease.
  • I used the NYX single shadow in Sensual (the square shaped shadow in the pic) to create a bit of an "outer V" toward the outer corner of each eye.
  • MAC Twinks is a pretty warm brown with shimmer- so I blended that just above the crease with a fluffy brush so it would be barely visible with my eyes open. (it's the round single furthest to the left)
  • I used MAC Handwritten- a matte brown- with a pencil brush on the outer part of the lower lashline for some more definition on top of the Mally Shadow Stick.
  • I highlighted just under the brow and around the tear duct with the lightest shade in the CG trio.
  • I lined my waterline & upper lashline with Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips eyeliner for brown eyes... it came in a trio- and I used the black one for this look. Then I used a pencil brush to top the upper liner with NYX Sensual- it made the liner look a bit softer.
  • On my upper lashes, I used a sample size of Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara... it did a nice job of providing length without the "funky ends"- as I call them.
  • I used Maybelline Lash Discovery mascara on my lower lashes for clump-free definition.

Hope you enjoy this look! It was definitely the result of having some extra time to play around with my makeup application this morning... something I don't always have the chance to do on weekdays! It's after 5pm at this point- and I must say, this eye look had really good staying power. I credit the Mally Evercolor Shadow sticks... you can put them on the lower lashline & they'll stay without adding anything else... and yet if you DO put something on top of them, they help it all last longer. And I never have creasing issues when I use them on my lids. Woohoo!

Daily Nuggets...
  • Finally got batteries back in my flameless candles around the house!
  • Got most of my outdoor Christmas decorating done... it's nothing too extensive. But when it came to the lighted garland I put around the front door- half of it wouldn't light. :(
  • Been watching the Alabama-Auburn football game... gotta say, it's not very exciting.
  • Started hearing Christmas music again on the radio this afternoon! :)


  1. Hi Em,
    I love this look. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looking lovely per usual, Emily. :)

  3. Love this look! thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Nice <3

  5. You have very beautiful eyes Emily :) The look is very pretty for daytime!


  6. This look is pretty :)

  7. Gotta love those lip butters!!

  8. How can I go from a day face look to a night time look...when I have very little time..just a quick change of outfit ,shoes ,jewelry and makeup ???

  9. Love love love this look! Very beautiful!

  10. I would loooove if you would do a video featuring this look!

  11. Thank you Emily for sharing. :) I have Asian eyes and so I have a harder time doing it the previews you do but because you show things step by step and detailed I am able to adjust to for my own eye looks! I am thankful for people like you who inspire my blogs! Thank you!


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