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Over the last few weeks I’ve been making a bit more of an effort with my every day make up for work. I’m not a morning person and I like to stay in bed as long as possible in the morning before I roll out of bed, scrape my hair back in a ponytail, apply a little makeup and run out the door. However, I started to feel a bit plain and like I wanted to make a bit more of an effort so I did! I go through stages throughout the year where I can’t be bothered putting effort in for work and then I’ll go the whole hog for a few weeks – this was one of those transitions.
I wanted to do a smokey eye, but make it quick and with little effort going into it – so I can do it half asleep in the morning! For that I decided I needed 2 colours. An all over base colour and then something slightly darker for the outer edges.
I looked through my stash and I already had the perfect base colour – RMS Beauty Swift Shadow in Tempting Touch 71 *, that I picked up from Love Lula earlier this year. I’ve got 3 RMS Beauty Swift Shadows now and I love every one of them, so I decided to see if Love Lula had one that complimented TT71. I looked through them all and settled on Tempting Touch 76 *, which is one of the darker brown shades.
I like browns for daily looks and they’re always my go to shadows, so it made sense to pick these colours. When TT76 arrived I must admit it was lighter than what I was expecting but it actually worked out well for what I wanted. So onto the look!
I always start by priming my eye lids, especially if I have a light colour to use as they crease really easily on me. Then I apply a generous layer of TT71 all over my lid. I like to use a couple of layers of this and build the colour up to a nice opaque finish. I then swipe a bit underneath my eye too, all the way along the lower lash line.
Then I take TT76 and apply this to the outer corner of the top lid, blending as I go. I then take it up into my crease and about two thirds of the way along towards my inner eye. I keep applying colour little by little and blending it out and along, until I get the desired colour. I also take this underneath my lash line but just in the very outer corner – about a quarter of the way along.
This creates the most gorgeous every day smokey eye look. It’s subtle, classy and gives just enough oomph to show that you made a little effort that morning. I like to add black kohl to the upper lash line and the outer corner of the lower lash line too, just to make my eyes stand out a little more. Then add lashings of mascara too!
It takes me less than 3 minutes to do in the morning, so perfect for people who would rather hit that snooze button one more time, and it really does make a world of difference to my appearance. It’s a pretty basic routine and there’s only 2 products involved but I personally think they’re the best ones sometimes, as anyone can follow along!