Sexy Smokey Eye with Fall Colours

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I go through tons and tons of smokey eye tutorials on a weekly basis, and almost all of them are simply too dramatic unless I plan to go clubbing. Don't get me wrong, I love a complete smoked out look, but it's not for me to pull off on an everyday basis. I've been searching for one that is feminine, sexy and incorporates fall colours. So, I decided to take out a couple of palettes that I've been dying to put to use and create something of my own!

Continue reading to find out what I used and where. If you enjoy these types of posts, please let me know and I'd love to do more.

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The real focus is on the eyes. We want them to look dramatic, but not so that it empowers everything else! I love to layer a dark shade with something lighter on my lid (deep burgundy with a tan brown in this case); this helps lower the intensity and you can control how smokey you want it to get.

Once I had a base that I loved, I gradually made it lighter as I got to the brow bone. Playing with orange and cream helped me achieve this. To top it all off, I went in with a shimmery burgundy shade to add a pop of glam, and black eyeliner.

Eye products used:
I've definitely mentioned this before, but one of my favourite things to do is to use concealer where I need it the most and naturally brighten my face, then go in with a powder to set it all. Totally understandable that not everyone can do this and get the same results I do; feel free to use a foundation of your choice as a base! The key is to highlight the features I like the most, so I went for the cheeks, nose and chin.

Keeping in the theme of fall colours, I used a burnt peachy-pink blush to match my eyes.

Face products used:
I have a love/hate relationship with nude lips. A lot of gals pull it off very well, but I find that if you don't pick the right shade, your lips can get a little lost with the rest of the look. You want people to be able to see the outline of your lips and the difference against your skin! When I do a nude lip, I choose shades different from my skin tone, and always line them first and then go in with a similar shade of lipstick.
Lip products used:

Hope you enjoyed this look! Let me know if you end up trying it out yourself or if it inspired you to create something similar.