Friday, 7 December 2012

First attempt at Smokey Eyes

So if you've read my older posts you'll know that I've been wanting to wear more eye make up and try different looks. I've been coveting Benefit's Smokin Eyes kit for a while now but was slightly put off by the £28.50 price tag, then I came across the Collection Smokey Eyes palette for a much more reasonable £4.49.

The palette contains eight eye colours (two light, three medium, three dark) and one eye brightening cream. The kit also comes with a double ended applicator sponge - but I prefer to use a brush and picked up a cheap blending brush for £1.99 from Superdrug - and a 'How To' guide which is printed on the back.

The instructions were very simple. I used the bronze medium shade over my eyelid (all the medium shades are quite shimmery) then the middle dark shade on the outer corner and brushed it towards the centre. I then used the pink colour across my brow bone.

The shimmery colours are quite sheer so if you want a more dramatic look you might need a couple of layers and built it up. As with most eye shadows the powder can go everywhere when you brush it on, but if you hold a tissue under your eye when applying it catches a lot of the loose powder.

If you're looking to do smokey eyes on a budget I would definitely recommend the Collection 2000 palette. The how to guide makes it so easy to apply and I love that everything you need is in one place and you don't have to faff around with different pots of eyeshadow.

For a first attempt I'm quite pleased! What do you think?


  1. Hi Natalie, that palette looks lovely, and it has a purse friendly price tag too - always a bonus! Please pop over and say hi.....maybe we could follow each other? :)

    1. It's such a bargain! Thanks for the comment, would love to follow eachother :) your blog is lovely xx


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