Every girl loves a great smokey eye. You can’t go wrong with a dark smoldering eye and a light lip, creating that seductive yet subtle look can wear anywhere.
I love Sephora. I find that their store’s customer service is top quality, and they carry several of the best brands in makeup and skincare on the market. Plus, if you like to splurge on beauty products, they have an excellent rewards program in place you can sign up for that allows you to gain points on the products you buy, and then use those points towards products and gifts! They are always giving away free samples of the best stuff, and you can always try it before you buy it. It’s a great place to shop, even for those who don’t know a ton about makeup. The store always has knowledgeable associates on standby to help answer questions and test products or explain to you how to use what it is your buying. Through your online account, you can register for in-store classes and demos plus schedule beauty consultations and service appointments with ease. They always have sales on great stuff, so if you are someone looking to grab top quality beauty products at low prices, this might be the place for you.
I went into Sephora recently and asked one of their associates for tips on creating a great smokey eye at an affordable price. I wanted a few new products to shake up my current makeup collection that wouldn’t break the bank but would allow me that seductive, sexy look that I was aiming for. After being shown several products and testing almost all of them, I ended up choosing the ones I felt were the best quality that felt light on my face and wasn’t the most expensive out there. I was surprised to find how many store brand products I tested that I liked. Below is a list of the products I purchased that gave me this fabulous smokey eye look I cannot stop bragging about!
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To achieve that dark look on top of my eyes, I used the Sephora Pro Lesson Palette: Smokey Eyes, which unfortunately you can no longer purchase. However, the SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Eyeshadow Photo Filter Palette – Overcast Filter would be a great substitute. It’s about the same price as I paid for mine at less than $60, and it still has those great black and gray colored shadows you need to achieve that smoked-out look. Throw on a pair of Sephora Collection False Lashes to make your eyes stand out even more! You can never go wrong with a great pair of lashes. The way they enhance your eyes and bring out your facial features is nothing short of amazing.
For my under-the-eye liner, I used the SEPHORA COLLECTION Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof 0.04 Oz 01 Black Lace – Black, which is a great pencil costing only $15.99. I also used the Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil in Nutmeg Brown, which is a great under $20 option for filling in those brows and bringing some life to your face.
For my highlighter, I love Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – Champagne Pop, and for only $37.99, you cannot go wrong. Pair that with the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer for less than $50, and your skin mind have all the flawless golden shimmer it could ever need.
Lastly, to make my lip pop, I used the Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Perfect Nude, which gave me a perfect smile to finish off my look. This lip gel is my favorite gloss for any occasion, as it has such a natural look to it. You can purchase it for only $19.99, which is a steal. It is light on your lips and has a beautiful, long-lasting shine.
If you are like me and you don’t have much time to spend in front of the mirror, but still enjoy dressing it up on the fly, this is an excellent look for you to try. I created this look in about twenty minutes, which is not much time at all. All of the products used I highly recommend since they are guaranteed to create that sexy smokey-eyed look that you will love, and that will make all your girlfriends jealous. They are all fantastic products I have tested on myself, and they are guaranteed to create a light, beautiful sultry look you can dress up or down for any occasion. A formula for a quick, sexy look you can throw together in no time on a budget that won’t break the bank.
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” ― Yves Saint Laurent