Friday, 10 August 2012

My makeup stash and smokey eye look

So today I wanted to show you my makeup stash and a smokey eye look that I did based on a YouTube tutorial. I have finally organised my makeup stash in a 3-drawer organiser I got from Officeworks. I've also chucked out old makeup I haven't used in ages. So here is some photos of my makeup stash:

In my top drawer I've got my face products: primer, foundation, blushes (I've got quite a few XD), bronzer and highlighter.
In the middle drawer, I've got all my eye products. And as you can see I've got maybe just a tad bit too much eyeshadows. Most of them are MAC eyeshadows but there are some other brands as well. And they're a combination of pressed eyeshadows, pigments, cream eyeshadows and also my eyeliners MAC fluidline.
And lastly, in my bottom drawer I've got more eyeshadows that are in a palette. I've bought a MAC empty palette of 15 shadows which I've put my depotted eyeshadows in. I haven't fully completed the 15 empty pots though. I'll put some photos of the palette up next time. I've also got my Urban Decay Naked Palette which I absolutely love!! I use it pretty much everyday.

Anyway, talking about the Naked Palette, I saw a Youtube video by a Canberra girl of a smokey eye makeup tutorial using the Naked Palette 2. I decided to try this look but using the the first naked palette, using similar colours. Here is the link of the tutorial:

With this look I used the colour Virgin (a shimmery light beige) in the inner corner and first half of the lid. Then I used the shade gunmetal (silvery grey) on the lid from the middle to the outer half and blend it with the first colour up to the crease. I then line my eyes with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and applied Creep (black shimmery eyeshadow) over the eyeliner. Then I used a pencil brush to smudge it out and bring it up to the crease and create an outer "v". I then used a fluffy blending brush (MAC 217) and added a mix of gunmetal and creep and blended the crease further to deepen the look. Then to finish off, I put on mascara and used a bit of Sin (matte beige highlight colour) on to the brow bones to add a bit of highlight.  And below is the finished look!

Let me know what you think!!


  1. Hi Ina, your smokey eye turned out great! I'm also checking out youtube tutorials for a smokey eye look for everyday. Thanks for your tips!