Monday, 2 January 2012

Benefit Smokin' Eyes

One of my Christmas presents this year (thanks mum!) was the Benefit Smokin' Eyes makeup palette. It's an all in one kit for creating a smoky eye (and a real treat as I still mainly buy cheap makeup, so benefit is always appreciated!).


Inside the kit there's a few different things...


Three different eyeshadows - a light pink highlighter, pewter base and a dark charcoal. Then there's a black pencil eyeliner (which, um, I seem to have lost between using it & taking this photo? Oh dear), a fluff shadow/hard angle brush, brow zings shaping wax, eye brightener and a wee pair of tweezers. Phew.


It also comes with instructions on how to create a smoky eye. I'd normally throw these away and just do my own thing (mainly down to habit/laziness), but I decided to give it a go and follow the instructions by the letter! It's really easy, just layering the shadows, blending, etc. I normally use liquid eyeliner so it was quite strange using the pencil again (I forgot how sharp they can be!), but it was basically straightforward.

Ignore my hair, I am refusing to brush it while I am on holiday
Here's how it looks on! Initially I wasn't sure if it was dark enough for my liking (when I do a smoky eye I tend to use blacks and greys) but looking at this photo I really like the brown!


It is a very subtle smoky eye... still, really easy to use! The kit is also perfect to throw in your bag - it's a good size and there's a massive mirror in the lid.

I liked it a lot! It's available on the Benefit website for £28.50 if you fancy.

6 comments :

  1. I have this and i love it !
    I usually just layer the darker colours more because i like mine a bit darker aswell :)
    Really suits you :)

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  2. This looks gorgeous, and it seems really easy to use! I normally just use liquid eyeliner but I want to start wearing eyeshadow more so somethign like this would be perfect. Will have to put this on my wishlist!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.blogspot.com

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  3. Looking totally gorgeous as per! Loving your eyebrows!

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  4. Aww, thanks ladies! It's a really nice wee set.

    Launa - that's such a good idea, will try to use more of the darker colours next time x

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  5. I think because it's so subtle thats why I'm not a fan of it. I always picture smokey eyes with a nice richly pigmented black and a lot of blending. This just didn't float my boat! eep.

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    1. Yeah, that's true, it does feel more like an 'everyday' smoky eye, if that makes sense? Good thing you got it for cheap though! x

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