January 23, 2014

How to: everyday smokey eye look

Guest blogger: Rosie Baillie (UK) from Eat Read Glam

Before I get started I’d like to thank Jasmine for asking me to do a guest post on her lovely blog.

I’m not ashamed to admit that the smokey eye alluded me for years; I had no idea what it was or how to do it. Now it’s my everyday go to look, so I thought I’d share my little routine with you. 

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Items used

UBC - No. 35 brush (You can’t seem to get these online but any fluffy eyeshadow brush will work)
UBC - No. 31 brush (Again, not available online but any angled eyeshadow brush will work)


1. If you like to use primer, go ahead and prime your eyes. I don’t tend to use it for everyday use and I’ve never had any issues with not using it.

2. Cover your eyelid with a cream colour. I used Shy which is the third colour on the top row.

3. Blend out the cream colour towards your eyebrows with a really pale cream / white colour. I used Naked which is the first shade on the top row.

4. Apply a light brown or taupe colour to the outside corner of your eye and blend it inwards and into the crease. I used Fiery which is the fourth shade in the top row.

5. (Optional) If you want your look a little more dramatic blend a dark brown into the crease. I used Obsessed which is the fifth shadow along in the bottom row.

You can leave the look at this and whack on some mascara and go, if you want to apply eyeliner read on for my trusty eyeliner tips.


This is a trick I discovered when I used to wear gel liner and found it just wouldn’t stay put, but I find it works really well for felt eyeliner too and for getting that perfect cat eye.

1. Using the angled brush and black eyeshadow (I used Corrupt, last shadow across in the bottom row) draw on where you want your liner to go.

2. If you want to do a little cat eye flick simply press it on at the angle you want it.

3. Using your eyeliner follow the black eyeshadow et voila! the perfect cat eye.

4. All that’s left now is mascara. I used Souffle by W7.

That’s my everyday smokey eye look. If you want to convert it to a night look I think just adding more of the dark brown to the crease and blending it out does the trick just nicely.

Check out another tutorial on smoky eyes look.


(Traducción: Jasmine Rabuñal)

Cómo conseguir el look ojos ahumados para diario

 Bloguera invitada: Rosie Baillie (Reino Unido). Su blog: Eat Read Glam

Antes de comenzar, me gustaría agradecerle a Jasmine esta invitación para escribir un artículo en su precioso blog.

No me da vergüenza reconocer que el look ojos ahumados se me escapó durante años. No tenía la menor idea de lo que era o cómo hacerlo. Ahora es mi look cotidiano, así que he pensado compartir con vosotras mi rutina diaria.

Productos utilizados:

UBC – Pincel nº 35 (parece que no se puede comprar online, pero cualquier pincel suave os servirá).

UBC – Pincel nº 31 (lo mismo, no disponible online, pero podéis utilizar cualquier pincel sesgado).

Para la sombra de ojos:

1. Si os gusta utilizar una base, adelante. Yo no lo suelo hacer a diario y hasta ahora no he tenido ningún problema.

2. Pintad el párpado con un color en crema. He utilizado Shy (el tercero en la fila superior).

3. Mezclad el primer color, hacia las cejas, con otro color, blanco o muy claro. He utilizado Naked (primera sombra en la fila superior).

4. Poneos un color marrón o topo en la parte exterior del ojo y mezcladlo hacia el interior del párpado, incluido el pliegue. Me he puesto Fiery (cuarta sombra en la fila superior).

5. (Opcional) Si queréis un look algo más llamativo, mezclad un marrón oscuro en el pliegue. He utilizado Obsessed (quinta sombra en la fila inferior).

Podéis dejarlo así ya, solo aplicando un poco de rímel. Si queréis poneros delineador, leed mis siguientes consejos prácticos.


Descubrí este truco cuando utilizaba delineador en gel y me di cuenta de que duraba poco. Pero vi que funcionaba muy bien para el lápiz y para conseguir el look ojos de gato perfecto.

1. Con el pincel sesgado y una sombra negra (como Corrupt, la última de la fila inferior) trazad una línea.

2. Para un look discreto, simplemente dais unos toquecitos desde la marca hacia la zona que queráis.

3. Seguid la sombra negra con el delineador et voila!, los ojos de gato perfectos.

4. Lo único que nos queda es el rímel.  He utilizado Souffle de W7.

Y este es mi look ojos ahumados para diario. Si os apetece un look para salir, con añadir un poco más de marrón oscuro en el pliegue y difuminarlo, os queda muy bien.


  1. I love this neutral palette and the shimmer eye shadows are of really great quality :o) Xx

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  2. Happy to meet Rosie! Great post, love this make up!

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

  3. Lovely post. Anyways, would you like to follow each other? Follow me and ill follow you back instantly.


  4. Great tips!! I love how smokey eye makeup looks perfect for special occasions :)

  5. Wow, I tried this and it gave me exactly what I've been looking for forever. A little smokey eye that stands out, but is still simple enough to be worn during the day.
    Great tutorial. Xo

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

    1. Glad it has helped you! I love these tips by Rosie.

      Jasmine xx

  6. This is a great tutorial! And yay for your first guest blogger.

  7. I love mua palettes, they're great for creating these looks! Also great little tip about using the eyeshadow before doing the cat eye, I always tend to mess one side up :) xx

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  8. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'll check it out! xx

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  10. Hi! If I may suggest, a video tutorial would be great to share;)

  11. Lately, I'm crazy about make-up! Very good tips! xoxo

  12. i like the eye liner shape :D


  13. Also took me a while to understand the smokey eyes!


  14. Lovely neutral colours
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  15. gorgeous!!!


  16. Thanks for this tip, Jasmine! ;) I'll try to copy this.

    xx Dianne


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