Cranberry Smokey Eye 

Cranberry Smokey Eye 

Cranberry Smokey EyeSince this is my first official post I thought I’d start it out with this beautiful makeup look I created. I’m using all drugstore / drugstore priced items! The eyeshadow palette I used is the Makeup Revolution Redemption 3 palette. It’s almost an exact dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette! I personally can’t afford the Urban Decay palette, but it’s good to know there’s an affordable dupe out there for us makeup lovers on a budget! For how I did my base makeup, I’m going to post a foundation routine. It will include everything I use and how I apply it.


Since this eyeshadow palette doesn’t have any names, I’m going to reference the names from the Urban Decay palette. I primed my eyelids with the Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer. I then set it with the shade Strange to set everything and create a smooth surface for blending. On a fluffy blending brush I went through the crease with the shades Limit & Nooner. I blended until there was no harsh lines or edges. To create a lot of depth in the outer third, I used a natural fiber blending brush and the shade Darkside. I buffed and blended adding a little at a time until it was the right amount of Smokey and dark, lol. For my eyelide I used a flat packing brush and the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool, from inner corner to two thirds of the way in. I then took a flat shader brush in the shade Buzz. It’s a beautiful cranberry color. The cream shadow under helped it to pop and look more metallic. I packed and patted the shadow back to the outer corner to ensue soften edges. For the small wing, I used a small angled brush with setting spray and used the shade Darkside. I made a thin line from the mid lid to the outer corner and added a small flick.

Finishing the rest if my eye makeup, I used in my waterline the Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof liner in Sparkling Black, Broadway Colors Lengthening Mascara in Black. On the bottom lash line I took a small blending brush and dipped into Darkside connecting where the edge of the wing is and brought it half way in. I then took the shade Buzz on the same brush and took it from the inner corner and blended it back into Darkside. That’s it for the eyes!

Thank you so much for checking out this tutorial. I hope you liked this eye look, if you did let me know!

Xoxo Lulu


Golden Bronze Smokey Eye

Golden Bronze Smokey EyeHello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you’re all having an amazing new year! Mine has been good, a bit rough with my hubs out of town. But I’m pushing through and putting my mind to work. Today’s tutorial isn’t anything crazy or amazing to the average person, but this is my go to Smokey eye. With this makeup look, I feel like I can do anything. This is seriously the look I do all the time, weather I’m in a rush or have unlimited time to do my makeup. There are a few other looks I do pretty often, but I’m trying to branch out and do more fun, creative looks!

Today I did my face makeup before I did my eyes, so I primed my eyelids with my concealer. I used the Carli Bybel palette and set my lids with the bone cream shade. In the crease I used the camel brown shade on a soft fluffy brush, creating depth and shadow. I built the color up until I had a smooth transition with no harsh lines. In the outer corner I used the dark brown shade to really deepen things up. I love when I have a strong outer crease with a sharp edge. On the lid I used the golden bronze “highlight” color on a wet brush packing it on and gently fading it back towards the outer corner. On my bottom lash line, I used the dark brown on the outer half and the gold shade on the inner half.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this tutorial! I hope you liked it, and I hope you’ll comment and let me know what you think of this look. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and family or any makeup lovers out there! Also, I’d love if you followed me on social media, I have all of my links below along with a list of the products I used today in this look.
Xoxo Lulu

Products used today.
Ulta Beauty waterproof concealer, light cool
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof, Shimmering Black Liner
Broadway Color Lengthening Mascara, Black
Broadway Beauty Eyebrow pencil, Black / Brown

Maybelline Baby Skin Poreless Primer
Revlon Colorstay Foundation, 200
Maybelline Matte n Poreless Foundation, Porcelain
Coty Airspun Face Powder, Naturally Neutral
Wet n Wild Contouring and Highlight palette, Dulce De Leche
E.L.F. Cosmetics Makeup Mist & Set
Carli Bybel palette, Highlight (light cream shade)

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, 015 Born With It

Brushes / Tools:
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Pueen Large Powder Brush
Pueen Angled Blush Brush
Pueen Flat Shader Brush
Elf Defining Eye Brush
Elf Eyeshadow Brush
Generic Brand Fan Brush
Generic Blending Brush
Generic Natural Fiber Blending Brush

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