Smokey eyes maybe isn’t the look I would wear very often during these hot summer days, but from time to time when it cools down a bit, I like to do a not very dramatic daytime version of smokey eyes. (This is a much lighter and easier version of the one I showed you in this video tutorial.)

Make up by Maestra: Smokey Eyes with MAC Rich Core
Smokey Eyes with MAC Rich Core
Make up by Maestra: Smokey Eyes with MAC Rich Core
Smokey Eyes with MAC Rich Core

It’s a very easy and quick look. Nothing too complicated. I only used two eyeshadows and a base for this look and it only took me 5 minutes to do it. The main characters in this look were MAC Extra Dimension Shadow in Rich Core and the Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple. (I also used a light eyeshadow for highlighting and blending).

Make up by Maestra: Smokey Eyes with MAC Rich CoreHOW TO CREATE A SMOKEY EYES
with only two eyeshadows and an eyehadow base?

  • Apply thin layer of eyeshadow base (Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple) on your (movable part of) eyelids.
  • Blend the edges.
  • Apply eyeshadow of your choice (my choice Rich Core) all over the eyeshadow base.
  • Blend the edges.
  • Blend the eyeshadow into the crease area. Create gradient from the eyelashes to the brows, where the color is the darkest along the eyelashes and it fades to nothing when you are near brows.
  • Add eyeshdow where is needed.
  • Apply light (matte or nearly matte) eyeshadow under your brows and in the inner corners of your eyes to highlight.
  • If the edges are still harsh, try to blend the harsh edges with light eyeshadow you used for highlighting.
  • Blending is crucial. When you think you are done, blend some more. ;)
  • Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara and you are done.

MAC Extra Dimension Shadow in Rich Core is to this day still my only MAC eyeshadow. MAC eyeshadows have never impressed me when I’ve tested them in the stores. I prefer Inglot eyeshadows. BUT Rich Core was something special. In fact the whole In Extra Dimension collection was something special and very pretty to look at. The surface of the eyeshadows is three dimensional. And also all of the shades were very pretty. I’ve had hard time picking only one. In the end I was choosing between Lunar and Rich Core and I decided that I would probably use Rich Core more. And I was right. I love this eyeshadow and use it quite a lot. It’s a nice dark burgundy shade. It’s complex and mysterious. I think it’s perfect for smokey eyes, becasue if you pack it on the lid it has this metallic burgundy look, but when you start blending the edges … the more you blend the more smokey the edges look. The more you blend the less burgundy it looks and it starts to look like a greyish brown color. And that’s why I only need this eyeshadow to create a daytime smokey eyes look.

MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core
MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core
Swatch: MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core, Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple
MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core, Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple

I love Sephora’s 12h Jumbo Liners. I have four of them and I love all of them. They are creamy, very pigmented and very easy to apply. When they set, they are not moving. They last very long time on the waterline.

MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core, Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple
MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core, Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple
Swatch: MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core, Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple
MAC Extra DImension Shadows in Rich Core, Sephora 12h Jumbo Liner in Purple

Do you wear smokey eyes in the summer or do you think it’s too much and too dark for summer?

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Obožujem smokey eyes, tudi za poletje, čeprav zadnje čase res nimam energije za ustvarjanje v tej vročini. Enkrat sem se igrala z novimi pridobitvami iz Španije, in pri tem je žal ostalo. :) Škoda, da nisem nič pogledala Sephorinih eyelinerjev, ko sem imela priložnost, za base bi res potrebovala nekaj kvalitetnih svinčnikov. Od Beauty UK nekam hitro zlezejo v gubo. :/ Sicer pa je MAC senčka čudovita, čisto razumem, zakaj si si jo izbrala. In look seveda popoln, ampak tega sem pri tebi že vajena. :wink: :drool:

    • Tudi jaz imam en BUK liner (moder), a o njem nisem nič pisala, ker me ni navdušil. Dejansko ni obstojen. Glede na pozitivne review-e, sem mislila, da sem edini človek na tem planetu, ki mu ti linerji niso všeč. :S Če je zadeva poceni, še ne pomeni, da je tudi vredna nakupa, kajne? :D
      Videla tvoje nove pridobitve. Krasno! Totalno ponosna nate, da si nabavila blush. ;)
      Hvala!

  2. Kakšne lepe barve! Sploh na tvojih zelenih očeh. :wub:

    Tudi jaz se zaradi praktičnih razlogov poleti odločam za manj mejkapa, ampak smokey eyes mi je še vedno top izbira za poletne večere in noči.

  3. Po dolgem času se spet oglašam :sorry: juhuhu za smokey !!! jaz ga tudi poleti nosim. kljub vročini… vztrajam! :yes: in potem se cel dan sekiram da ne izgledam klovnasto… že nekaj časa pa bi rada predlagala, da bi nam vse Parokeetke zaupale, katera je vaša “vseživljenjska” maskara, oziroma tista, ki vas nikoli ne razočara. Zame je namreč iskanje perfektne maskare misija… in verjamem da je ravno tako še za marsikatero mejkap obsedenko. Če takšna objava že obstaja in sem jo spregledala se pa opravičujem. Lepo in sveže poletje vsem! :wave:

    • Hvala za predlog glede maskar! Jaz ti bom kar tukaj napisala, ker v tem trenutku ne morem obljubiti, da bo post kmalu. Pred časom sem imela misijo najti super maskaro po “normalni” ceni. Odkrila nisem nič novega. Še zmeraj obožujem Max Factor False Lash Effect maskaro – ki mi naredi super košate trepke.

      • Max factor false lash effect je bila tudi meni super maskara, se strinjam. Pred kratkim semkupila Maybelline illegal length maskaro, tisto z vlakenci za podaljševanje. Mi je kar všeč, mogoče me moti le to da vlakenca nekoliko dražijo oči… Pa tudi krtačka te maskare mi odgovarja! Hvala za odgovor :wave:

  4. Meni se zdaj poleti sploh ne da nositi mejkapa, komaj se pripravim do maskare. lahko pa z veseljem povem, da sem si pred nekaj dnevi kupila pred kratkim ocenjeno essence podlago, in že dobivam veselje nazaj. Danes sem nosila skoraj kompleten mejkap (vse, razen senčke) :cute:
    Tvoj je popoln, bom v jeseni tudi jaz poskusila tole. :thumb:

  5. Baš si krasno ovo napravila i sve si lijepo detaljno objasnila, što za nas koji nismo majstori za make up poput tebe puno znači. Divne su mi ove ljubičaste nijanse, svaka čast, odličan i detaljan članak! :wub:

  6. Jaz nimam tvojega “daru” za blendanje, tako da bi morala dodati še kako senčko. :biggrin:
    Krasen look in senčka … pa to res redko rečem za MAC senčila, ker tudi mene ponavadi pustijo čisto hladno. Ne bi se pa branila še vsaj ene Inglot palete. :angel:

    Na tebi se mi ne zdi pretemen smokey, vendar sama raje posegam po svetlejših barvah pa naj bo poletje ali zima. :silly:

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