A glamorous yet effortless makeup look that can be worn during the day 🙂 Matte eyeshadow and minimal foundation keeps the look casual while the soft smokey eye and lashes add drama!
PS: Lighting and audio is a work in progress, we’ll get there 😉
This is the look that I wore in my 2015 favourites video, check it out here!
Nail polish I’m wearing in this tutorial
OPI Substantially Tan
Complete List of Products Mentioned
Hourglass – Mineral Veil Primer*
Koh Gen Do – Aqua Foundation in 213* (mixed with a drop of Armani Luminous Silk in 6)
Hourglass – No.28 Lip Treatment Oil
MAC – Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Surratt – Single Eyeshadow in Greige
Becca – Ombre Nudes Palette*
Dollywink – Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Charlotte Tilbury – Rock N Kohl in Black*
House of Lashes – Boudoir Lashes
Urban Decay – Naked Concealer in Light Neutral
Rouge Bunny Rouge – Diaphanous Loose Powder*
It Cosmetics – Brow Power in Universal Gray*
SUQQU – Brow Pen in Moss Green
Surratt – Brow Pomade
Makeup Geek – Eyeshadow in Corrupt*
MAC – Haute & Naughty Mascara
Physicians Formula – Shimmer Strips in Nude*
Milani – Powder Blush in Tea Rose
Charlotte Tilbury – Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
Hope you loved the tutorial, leave any suggestions for future videos in the comments! 🙂
* Denotes products sent for consideration. I only feature products I love 🙂
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This maybe just changed my life!! You were so sweet to reply to an earlier comment of mine, asking about a daytime grungy eye, and now this! This look is my everything ❤️
Woohoo! This definitely has a soft grunge vibe, moreso if you go lighter on the lash front 😉 So pleased you like it!
Golden Space Nozzle!
I am so obsessed with that Hourglass lip treatment oil, it’s the best thing I’ve ever put on my lips, including other high end hits like the Nuxe and By Terry balms. If you live in a dry climate, or have extremely dry lips, it’s a life-saver (although in desert climates or on planes, I recommend letting it sink in and then locking it in with a waxier balm for longer life). It’s also particularly good for anyone worried about fine lines around the lips, or who’s trying to reverse damage from smoking – since it’s not filled with pore clogging ingredients like waxes, you can take it well outside the lip line when you don’t mind being shiny, to let it treat the whole mouth area.
I don’t even care how expensive it is because it won me over, but for people who want to keep costs down, I suggest using it 2x per day as part of your skincare routine, instead of taking it along with you like a normal lip balm. Used like that, a tube lasts practically forever.
I love it, too! I find it doesn’t collect or encourage lip products to collect so it’s my go-to for makeup days 😉
Heather from the ask Karima posts here 🙂
I was wondering if you could consider doing a “Cool toned look”
So cool neutrals on the eyes, blush, OBV you girl know a good cool toned (aka proper) contour
As I mentioned before, I have found out I lean cool for my hair colour and neutral to cool in my undertone for skin even though I can offset to warm when I’m feeling it (not for foundation I’m seeing now)
Would love your opinion as you always have good knowledge surrounding these applicationd
If you omit the warm Surratt transition shade, this is actually quite a cool look. I’ve done an array of cooler toned looks (although not labelled as such):
Taupe eyes – you can switch the warmer pink lip for a cooler pink lip (they just don’t suit me as well):
Cooler black smokey eye
Nuanced khaki eye, leans cool. Lip is also a cooler berry.
Grey toned smokey eye, again feel free to omit the warmer transition
If you have a different cooler hue in mind, let me know and I’ll work on a tutorial 🙂
Thanks so much Karima! I have had my eye on the Zoeva Taupe Palette even before my “revelation”
I do have brown, very slightly hazel eyes and always have a soft spots for browns, bronze and gold. Now… stupid question: but as you have said ashy browns are hard to find… are there such things as ashy bronzes? Is that a look you might be able to sit on and think about or am I swinging out of the park here?
Typically cooler bronzes tend to be green shifting, like the Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird. The Urban Decay Naked 3 also has some more neutral/cool bronze shades, they can lean a little plummy.
Ashy bronze is typically a cool brown, in my head.
Karima, thank you so much for posting this video. I will keep practising, I feel like if I can do a perfect matte smokey eyes, I can conquer the world! I still struggle with the lower lash line though, do you prime your lower lash line? My eyemakeup always smudges on the bottom even with primer underneath. I find that the black liner from the top waterlining smudges down. Perhaps it is because of my asian hooded eyes? I am hoping that one day you can do this tutorial on an Asian model (I am don’t look like a model but happy to volunteer myself, FOC!)
Yes, I always prime the lower lash line. That along with setting around the eye area with translucent powder helps to minimise migration. What eyeliner are you using on the tightline? And are you using an emollient eye cream?
Hi! I am using the Hourglass 1.5 eyeliner. I have the Charlotte Tilbury eyliner too but it does not stay put as well as the Hourglass. No, I like lightweight eyecream! Help!
I’d say consider which primer you’re using, some are more effective against smudging. Make sure you set the entire eye area with powder. If none of that works, look into Makeup Geek Gel Liner in Immortal, it’s very long wearing but you’ll require a brush to apply (obvs!).
hey karima! i discovered your blog sometime last year and am absolutely obsses with your blog and lovin’ your natural approach to makeup! ive now became an avid follower of your blog and youtube videos and i have also been buying the products that u reccomend on your blog! may i kindly know what push brush u are using in this video pls? it looks like something i will need in my makeup collection.. Sadly the name of that brush was not shown in your video.. 🙁 Pls stay awesome and never stop doing videos and tutorials! uve been such an inspiration to me! 🙂
The push brush is by an obscure brand, I doubt you’d be able to find it. A good alternative is the MAC 212. Hope that helps!
Wow… Excellent… Thank you for sharing.