FOTD: the Starry-eyed girl

20 May

This is my version of a blue smoky eye. It’s kinda on the steel blue/ dark gray side with both metallic sheen & glitter particles (yeah, I was doin’ the most). Today I used this sparkly navy blue e/s that I purchased @ Victoria’s Secret one day when I was bra shopping with my besties. I walked past the VS makeup display & I couldn’t leave empty-handed. I’m all about glitter & sparkles, so I was sold on that aspect alone. This e/s however, lacks the staying power of several cheaper brands *WHOMP WHOMP* BTW… my soul is vexed by the fact that you can’t really see the sparkles in these pics (but I promise you it was there)!

My tips for doing a smoky eye are as follows:

  1. Use a dark base (black, blue, gray or purple).
  2. Keep light and/or pastel colors restricted to your tearducts & brow bone.
  3. Keep the color below your crease & use something neutral under your brow (or risk looking like Mimi from the Drew Carey Show… GOOGLE IT!).
  4. Use mascara or false lashes, so that your lashes don’t get lost in the mix.
  5. DO NOT neglect the area under your eye! Put some black, gray or blue eyeliner on your waterline. You can even use a pencil or liner brush to apply e/s under your eyes if you’re going the extra mile!
  6. If you have fallout from all the dark colors you’ve applied to your eyelid, brush it away, then add some concealer + pressed powder under your eye… DARK CIRCLES are no one’s friend!

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: Cream shadow from the Claire’s 24 palette in Steel blue

SHADOW: On my tearducts I used a matte off white (WNW Vanity). I blended that into Victoria’s Secret Silky Sparkle in “Spin” (a sparkly grayish-blue) on the center of my lower lid, then I used shimmery navy blue from the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Color Smokes in “Cobalt Smokes” to deepen my crease/ outer v. I also used matte off white (WNW Vanity) to highlight my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. And that’s it! I was running late this morning & completely forgot my eyeliner… it looks so naked under my eye 😦

LIPS: Carmex & L’Oreal HIP lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in Sparks in the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B) on the apples of my cheeks

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)


  Hold the phone!

What happened here? It looks like I got into a fight & lost, LOL. This e/s didn’t make it past lunch with both a primer & cream base, THAT constitutes EPIC failure in my book… On to the next one!


One Response to “FOTD: the Starry-eyed girl”


  1. FOTD: Smoky blue with a twist « Sham I am Glam - November 5, 2011

    […] look is very similar to the Starry Eyed Girl FOTD. I was really disappointed by Vicky’s Secret e/s I used in that look, so I wanted to try it […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: