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Whenever I opt for a smokey eye, I tend to panic a bit, because I have so many 'smokey' colours in my collection, that I hate choosing one over the other. Im a Gemini and very indecisive. It's not that my smokies have feelings, I just want to make sure all my colours are appreciated.
I ventured out to Coppers in Dublin and decided on a smokey eye. I tend to do this on all my nights out. No idea why. As I have mentioned before, I find one of the best parts of a night out is the actual getting ready part. I think it's a girl thing. Or maybe just a me thing.
I chose to use the Smokey Eyes palette from Sephora. This baby is in fact very very good. It's a nifty little palette which contains four colours and even an instruction booklet that tell you exactly how to don a smokey eye. The little tutorial is also quite informative, but I chose to mix and match and kind of do my own thing. No offence Sephora.
Obviously we Irish and UK girlies don't have a Sephora on our little islands, but it is considered the mothership in the US. Their own brand products are of good quality and are also quite a reasonable price.





The palette comes with a base, lid, contour and highlight colour, although as I said I mixed and matched and didn't follow the booklet, I thought it was very black and I wasn't feeling it. I used my Estée Lauder Stay in Place eyeshadow base as a primer, then I used the brown and black to kind of make a smokey amalgamation. I used the highlight under the brow bone. I also brought the black down under the lower lashline to round it off.

Other products I used:

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW15 mixed with
Chanel Pro Lumiere in no. 10 Limpide
MAC Creme Matifiant as a primer
Bere Escentuals Powder Foundation in Light
MAC Mocha Blush
Sephora Sculpting Disc

Estée Lauder Stay in Place Eyeshadow Base
Catrice Gel Liner
Essence Lash Mania Ultra Volume Mascara in Hypnotic Black
Inglot Brow Pencil in 515
Clinique Kohl Pencil in Black Noir

Essence Lipliner in Soft Rose
MAC Lipstick in Hue

And here's what I wore:

Sequin Top: Topshop
Black Skinnies: Zara
Heels: Kurt Geiger

Palettes like this are great for nights out and are easy to transport. I may indeed use this alot more, the black is one of the blackest shadows I own!

I hope you're all having a lovely week! :) And if you haven't already, enter my giveaway HERE!



  1. You look stunning! Sephora do great palettes! xx

  2. I sooo want to go to a sephora :) and I love your KG shoes, you wore them to the party didnt you? :o) they're on asos and I have been swooning over them loads :D xxxx

  3. "It's not that my smokies have feelings, I just want to make sure all my colours are appreciated" it!!!!

  4. Your eyes look gorgeous! Love the outfit too :) such a shame we don't have Sephora in the UK & Ireland!x

  5. your eyes look stunning! I have never tried smokey eye (which sounds mad).

  6. You look fab as always dear :) Lovvvve that you want to appreciate all your eyeshadows haha how cute are you! xx

  7. adore the makeup, and of course the outfit

  8. Hey cutie, thanks for the follow! Your eye makeup looks so so awesome !!


  9. Wow you sound a lot like me! haha I love getting ready almost as much as going out and I find it so hard to choose between all my beloved smokey eye colours haha Love your makeup and your outfit (so cute!!!)

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I'm reading through your's now and loving it!!

  10. Hey! :D You're stunning! Wish I was experimental with my make-up, I just slap on the same old day or night haha! I think I need your sequin top too...

    Very jealous that you live in Dublin, it's a city I reeeeeeally want to visit! ...I actually can't stop watching Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" video on Youtube, just love the way he moooooves! Haha :P Awesome blog miss :) xx

  11. love it how you do your eyes but unfortunately we dont have sephora:((sweety wann fallow each other?let me know kisses from germany:)La Folie