Easy Smokey Eye Look for Beginners

Per your requests, here is a simple smokey eye look that I’ve been wearing almost every day. For Fall, I’ll be experimenting with purple, hunter green, and more bronze on the lids. I finally “splurged” on the popular Urban Decay Naked Palette this year, but I like this Too Faced one better!

Dress & Nails:
– H&M; Print Shift sz 2 Item #045676, $39.95
Essie Clam Bake

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW25
Makeup For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation in shade 203
– Rock & Republic Bronzer Refill in Villa (discontinued)

Elf Eyelid Primer in Nude
– Too Faced Shadows (can be found in the Romantic Eye Palette)
NYX Single Shadow in Smokie Mountain

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner 
Fiberwig Mascara
Elf Studio Eyebrow Kit in Dark
I forgot to mention – before buying this dress, I tried on the “cropped” top version as well. The shoulders of a sz 2 fit narrower than the dress version, but the torso was just as wide. When tucked into a skirt, it was too poofy/boxy, but it might look nice on someone else over pants. Nick voted to get the dress version, which also comes in navy (seen here).

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean, I really like the orange container on your table top. Could you please share with us where you purchased it? thank you.

    Posted 8.15.13 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Is the Physicians eye liner like a paint brush tip or more like a sold felt tip pen? I need something more solid, as I find I am heavy handed and when I use a paint brush head, I can't get an even line!

    Posted 10.22.12 Reply
  3. Shruti wrote:

    Jean… you are the cutest and the most classy woman I have ever seen. I am a loyal reader but mostly mute. Happy new year.. wish you a lot of success, health and love.

    Shruti Carol

    Posted 1.1.12 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi, I love your blog and your videos are very helpful! Do you have an eyelid "crease"? I am curious because I have Asian eyes without a crease and have found it hard to wear eye makeup in the past. I couldn't tell from your videos and wondered how this makeup look would turn out on eyelids without a crease. Thank you.

    Posted 12.25.11 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean, I've been following your blog for awhile and I totally love your style. Have you heard of Birchbox?

    Posted 12.8.11 Reply
  6. Amanda Q wrote:

    I bought the top version… and now I agree with you, it is kindds poofy to tuck in, though that was what I intended to do. I wonder how I can pull it off with pants. I've got a bit of a butt. What kind of pants would work? white slim kinds?

    I'm so glad to have found your blog! Can so identify (look kiddo in casuals etc.)

    Posted 8.31.11 Reply
  7. Efbe wrote:

    @PetiteAsianGirl I'm sorry, no picture of it is avalaible on Internet (I don't have any blog nor youtubechannel !)

    Posted 8.27.11 Reply
  8. grace wrote:

    LOVE this video Jean – thanks for sharing!! I'm catching up to your blog – it's safer for my wallet this way, although I'm already on sephora checking out the link to the romantic collection for Too Faced. As always, great tutorial – this looks to be quick and easy.

    I'm SO envious of your skin – I have like the worst skin – that is the bane of MY existance.. haha! I think your eyebrows are fine!

    Posted 8.17.11 Reply
  9. Melissa wrote:

    I love your videos!

    Posted 8.15.11 Reply
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    Great tutorial – thanks! Just wanted to let you know that E.L.F. products are sold at Target. I often treat myself to something each time I go…for $1 who can resist?! Although there are often many promos/free shipping, etc. on their website as well. Thanks again!

    Posted 8.14.11 Reply
  11. Catherine wrote:

    I loved your air drying hair tip. I do it every night now. Thanks!

    Posted 8.14.11 Reply
  12. Hanna wrote:

    hello! New subscriber here, really love your blog.

    I just have one quick question, and that is: what brand of eyelash curler do you use? As a high schooler I struggled with a Revlon curler just because it was the only thing I could find, but it ALWAYS pinched me and NEVER got the eyelashes on my outer corners 🙁 I ended up ditching curlers altogether, but I think I should give them another chance.

    I am only half Asian, so a bit of a special case, but I think a curler with a flatter curve would suit me better than these ones made with Caucasian eyes in mind. Any suggestions?

    Posted 8.13.11 Reply
  13. kimmie wrote:

    Raccoon eye tutorial please? 🙂 haha you're so funny, Jean! thanks for the tutorial, I'm so clueless when it comes to make up. Glad to see you can get good results from ELF products, because I don't have the money to buy fancy brushes and primer. 🙂

    Posted 8.11.11 Reply
  14. Kat wrote:

    New follower right here! I was introduced to your blog by Tiffany at iamstylish. I love your outfits (whether you decide to keep them or not from ASOS). I also appreciate the smokey eye tutorial. I often have that "disappearing" shadowing affect. FINALLY, someone knows what I'm talkin' about!

    Just reposted your pleated skirt photo on my blog. I am just so in love with that look right now. You just kicked my obsession with it up another notch!

    Posted 8.9.11 Reply
  15. Thank you! I will definitely try this out. HOpefully I won't look like a raccoon! =)

    Posted 8.8.11 Reply
  16. @Anonymous Thanks! It's from Amrita Singh. I love the white jade w/ gold but I'm not a fan of stretchy ring bands (the one size stretches to fit all kind).

    Posted 8.8.11 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Love your yellow cocktail ring… where did you get it from? thanks for posting!!

    Posted 8.8.11 Reply
  18. i love smokie mountain, forgot to tell u.

    Posted 8.8.11 Reply

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