FOTN - Plum Smoky Eyes

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I have a confession to make. For someone as obsessed with makeup as I am, I'm pretty rubbish at eyeshadow. It's the shape of my eyes, I think. They're quite round, and the outer corners sort of disappear into my sockets, making anything more than a simple wash of colour quite tricky to apply. (Yeah yeah; excuses excuses. I'm just rubbish.)

Anyway, about a year ago I discovered L'Oreal's Color Riche Quads. These babies are a godsend if, like me, you like a little help (read: a paint by numbers guide) with creating a smoky eye look. A little warning though - once you go and look at them you will need some serious willpower not to buy the lot, because they look pretty damn good all sitting in a row at the makeup counter.

For the moment, at any rate, I'm contenting myself with two. Velours Noir, a classic combination of silvery greys and black, and Eau de Rose, which I'm wearing in the photos below.

FOTN featuring L'Oreal Eau de Rose

Plum smoky eyes featuring L'Oreal Eau de Rose Color Riche Quad

Eau de Rose is a beautiful quad with four eyeshadows ranging from a deep plum to a light pink. On the back of the packaging it tells you where to place each colour - the mid pink all over the lids, the deeper one at the outer corners, the plum as a liner and the palest pink in the outer corners and under the arch of your brows. Of course you can use the quad exactly the way you want, but I'm a good girl, and I do exactly as L'Oreal tells me! The only skill you need is a little bit of brush action - blending out the shadows and smoking the liner a little.

The rest of my makeup:
 
Face - Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Cool Bone, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair, Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Peach Glow, Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzing powder, Bourjois Little Round Pot blush in Rose Coup de Foudre, Benefit Watt's Up highlighter.

Eyebrows - Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Black Brown.

Eyes - I curled my lashes and applied L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes - I recently rediscovered this mascara in my makeup drawer and it's a good'un.

Lips - L'Oreal liquid lipstick in Molto Mauve. I blogged about my love for this product here.

Makeup look featuring L'Oreal Eau de Rose

At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, that's Eau de Rose in the middle. ;-)

Do you have a favourite makeup cheat? Let me know below!

Kate x
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42 comments

  1. Really like this post,it’s very beautiful and lovely.
    You have an amazing blog!
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    1. Thanks so much Antonella! I'll definitely check out your blog. X

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  2. I always like pink shadows. Sometimes I do a smoky charcoal look and layer hot pink on top of it and blend it out It gives such a pretty mix!

    Hunni of TIFFANYXOXO.COM

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    1. That sounds gorgeous! I'll have to give it a try. X

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  3. I'm with you, I have so many shadows and never use them! Love this look you created, though.

    Xo
    www.style-wire.com

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    1. Thanks Elissa! If they make it easy for me I will make the effort! X

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  4. YOU'RE AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you! Love your blog btw. X

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  5. So pretty! Really like this makeup!

    KARAMODE

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  6. What a gorgeous look! :-) The eyeshadow colors look lovely on you! And I think I may have the same eye shape as you. I believe they're called hooded eyelids! That sometimes make applying eyeshadows or winged eyeliner a bit tricky, but practice has definitely helped me find out what looks best in the end. There's tons of useful tutorials on YouTube for hooded eyelids too!

    Also, isn't that Estee Lauder foundation simply amazing? Ever since I started using it a few years ago, I've become addicted and cannot imagine buying another brand!

    ⎯♥♥♥⎯
    Kelsey
    RUNAWAY IN LA

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    1. Thank you Kelsey! Yes this is definitely the eye shape I have - My winged liner has to be a mile long to be seen at all! I will check out the YouTube tutorials. Thank you for the tip!

      And yes, Estee Lauder Double Wear is fantastic! x

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  7. you look great! :)

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Although to be fair, L'Oreal did most of the work! x

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  9. This is such a lovely look - very delicate but the colours compliment you so well!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  10. You've done an amazing job, such a beautiful, dewy look! Very professional, and I love the colour the L'Oreal liquid lipstick achieves too <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Thank you Sophie! I'm kind of obsessed with the liquid lipsticks! x

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  11. Lovely makeup! Your eyeshadow looks really good! Xx

    Vividlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I love how you have done your eyes!! The best part is that this look is great for any event, any time, any place!!

    Love Priya

    MyFashionFixes

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    1. Thanks Priya! You are right, I have worn this look for a casual dinner and to a wedding, so it is certainly versatile! x

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  13. I love these colours, plum is a gorgeous colour especially for autumn!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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