tutorial: three minute golden smokey eye

August 24th, 2011

I did a little something different in this video — no sound!  I know some of you guys might be checking Sugarlaws during the workday (I won’t tell), so I figured it would be nice to put up a video that you could understand without listening to me talking.  And as an added bonus, when you cut my jibber-jabber out of the video, I cut the running time down to about 3 minutes!

This has been my go-to summer makeup for the past few months, and I love how this golden eyeshadow gives a ton of depth and definition but isn’t dark or heavy.  Estée Lauder’s Pure Color eyeliner has become a huge go-to for me — I’m usually not great with liquid liner, but this one is so easy to apply that it’s completely changed my life.  Goes on smooth every time, and stays put forever (you need a gentle makeup remover to get it off).  I wear it with just a swipe of mascara all the time, and it’s great with a more layered look like this one.

The lovely folks over at Kim Brushes sent me a few to try, and I’ve been using them all the time, but this is the first makeup video they’ve made it into!  I’m such a sucker for the softest brushes I can find, and these are so incredibly luxurious.  They’re actually made by a company that produces artists’ paintbrushes, and only recently formed their first makeup brush line!

Also — thank you guys SO MUCH for all your input on Monday’s outfit!  I’m definitely going to do some tweaking to that look and try to take away some of the volume — and I’m going to run more outfits by you guys before September! 

Urban Decay primer potion, MAC eyeshadow, Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeliner in Black Quartz, DIORSHOW mascara, Sephora blending brush, KIM eyeshadow makeup brush.

Tags: beauty · beauty product samples provided for my review

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pili // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 am

    It looks great! This is one look I also want to try!

  • 2 erika // Aug 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    hii, can you tell us the actual colors that you used? of the eye shadowws! thanksss
    love your blog. very chipper and upbeat

  • 3 katy // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Hey Erika!  The brown is “Wood” from MAC, the gold is “Mythology” from MAC, and the highlighting shade is “Jest” from MAC!

  • 4 Julie // Aug 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Don’t you just LOVE DiorShow? It’s a fav of mine…makes me have lashes for once! xo

  • 5 Bags Under Eyes Treatment // Sep 24, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Love the photos, were they edited to have that vintage feel?

  • 6 nina // Sep 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    i realy need your helpe about make up 🙂

  • 7 sabrina // Jan 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    So pretty! I LOVE your website. Your recipes are DIVINE!!
    I cracked up to see that I am not the only one who applies makeup with my mouth open.

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