This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sally Beauty for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Despite their reputation for nights out and special events, smoky eyes totally have a place in everyday makeup routines. A subtle smoky eye is actually my personal go-to when I want to get out the door fast– it doesn’t have to be super precise but still looks like you put in effort. You can also achieve the look with relatively few products, making it even easier to pull off.
When I know I’m going to be doing a smoky eye, I do my face makeup first, keeping it light and fresh. Since the eyes are going to be the focus of the look, I don’t want a strong contour competing for the spotlight. If I’m in a rush, I’ll also just slap some lip balm on instead of a strong color, really letting the eyes speak for themselves.
I’ve recently discovered three products from Femme Couture that give me everything I need to get my everyday smoky eye look in a flash. It’s such an easy routine that I’ve been doing it practically every day this week.
First, I start out with the Femme Couture Get Lined Eyeliner. It’s a super intense black liner that glides on and blends out really easily. It’s so pigmented, I only really need to stamp the tip onto the lid to get strong color. After tightlining my upper water line, I apply the liner on my lid in a thin line as close to my lash line as possible.
Taking a small smudging brush, I smoke the liner out by blending toward my outer corner and gently into my crease to diffuse the color towards the edges. Sometimes I’ll go back in with the liner to darken up the lash line again after blending to make my lashes look thicker.
No smoky eye look is complete without lashes that act as the cherry on top. For this look, I’ve been using the Femme Couture Build-A-Lash Mascara. Now don’t be intimidated: this is the most fool-proof fiber mascara I’ve tried. It starts out incredibly subtle but can be built up for dramatic lashes. Either way, the power is in your hands and I never end up with clumps or fall out.
I personally can’t stand leaving the house without doing something to my brows. For the smoky eye look, I tend to shy away from my typical bold brow and go for a more feathery look by using the Femme Couture Perfect Arch Brow, which is a brow gel and highlighter duo. I’ll apply the highlighter on my brow bone first, patting it in with my finger, then run the fibered gel through my brows to fill them in while keeping them on the natural side. The highlight adds dimension to my overall eye look and my brows look groomed and will stay in place all day.
This everyday smoky eye can be done in less than 10 minutes and you can pick up all of the products at your local Sally Beauty. My new apartment is literally across the street from the store, and let’s just say I’m thankful I can find so many affordable goodies there, otherwise it’d be REALLY dangerous!
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