Beauty: Smokey & Nude

Here is a Natural make up look with a subtle smokey eye, perfect for a lunch date or even for a day at work. I’ve paired the subtle smokey eye with a nude glossy lip and dark blush which will also work as a contour.

On the Face:
Rimmel BB Cream
NYX Dark Circle Concealer
L’Oreal True Match Powder
NYX liquid illuminator
Maybelline FIT Me Blush in Deep Wine

The Eyes & Brows:
Nude, light brown and dark brown eye shadow from Sleek Palette
No 7 brown pencil eye liner
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

The Lips:
No 7 high shine lip crayon in daydreamer
Tanya Burr Champagne Toast Lip gloss

When applying the eye shadow for the subtle smokey eye, use the nude colour all over the lid up to your eyebrow, then the light brown all over the lid, smudging at the line between the two colours so they blend together. I then used a MAC 217 brush but you can use any similar one, apply the dark brown to the outer corner and along the crease to contour the lid.



  1. Simone
    February 13, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    You look gorgeous! :)

    • drained beauty
      February 15, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you lovely 🙂 x

  2. Laina Turner
    February 13, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    I love the subtlety of this. A lot of makeup just doesn't look natural on me and this is very classy.

    • drained beauty
      February 15, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Yeah same, it's took me a while to find a natural look that suits me! You should try it 🙂 x

  3. Jeanne
    February 13, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Love your make up Emily!♥♥♥Jeanne

    • drained beauty
      February 15, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much Jeanne 🙂 x

  4. Rebecca Turner
    February 13, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    a beautiful make up look. I would love to wear this for work, it makes the colour of your eyes stand out :)Rebecca // xx

    • drained beauty
      February 15, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you so much, you should deffo try it! Would love to see the finished look xx

  5. daisyperson
    February 15, 2015 / 9:19 am

    Such a beautiful natural look!DAISYPERSON | BEAUTY BLOG

    • drained beauty
      February 15, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

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