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The Soft Smokey Eye For Spring

With the arrival of spring, many make up brands had came out with new palettes that I can’t get enough of. I have bought some make up palettes quite recently, and also recieved some and I couldn’t wait to experiment with them. For me, spring means a fresh start, lovely colors and scents, flowers, sunshine and tons of new looks I can wear. There were days when I wore less make up, some days more, some days without anything; just trying out what looks best on me.

Today, I played around with my old L’oreal Nude palette, that I love to bits and use it nearly every day, but I also used the Smashbox Cover Shot Metallic Eye Palette, which I bought on the way to Capri, Italy, and contains so many pretty metallic colors, that I can’t get enough of. I have used the lighter shades for a pretty, spring-time look, but I also wanted to create something bold and fierce, so I took upon the darker shades to create something new.

This palette contains 6 shadows, inspired by the trends seen in L.A; on the streets, red carpets, looks worn by celebrities, studios. The shades are very universal, the lighter ones are perfect for highlighting, the two bronzy tones are great for adding definition in the crease, the pinks give a lovely spring-summer vibe, and finally the two darker tones are great for a night look that can make your eyes pop. There are 7 different Cover Shot Eye Palettes, and I hope I can give those a try too and update you all on how those worked out for me.

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I decided on a soft black, with some metallic blue shimmer eyeshadow look, because I rarely use any dark or metallic shades, especially when it comes to blue, but I thought I should give it a shot and see what I can come up with. In the end, I was quite pleased with it, the colors blended together very easily, and I love how the greyish-blue reflected the light, taking the whole look to another level.

First, I used some nude shades to help the blending later on and to have a clean base. Then I started using darker and darker shades, from light brown, to dark brown and finally black. Never start off with black eyeshadow because you won’t be able to blend as well, plus using nude colors will blend in any rough edges and will create a softer look. After I made sure that everything is in place, I gently packed on some of the dark blue metallic on my eyelids from my fingers. This way there won’t be any fallout. You can also use a cheap sponge brush that comes with any drugstore eyeshadow to lightly tap it on without having to worry about the eyeshadow ending up on our cheecks. Lastly, I used the light metallic shades to highlight my browbone and the inner corner of my eyes for a more elegant finish.

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