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It all started with a new lipstick, innocent enough… then a couple of basic eyeshadows… no big deal, right? After all, eveyone needs basics. Next thing I know, I am thinking again of a smokey eye. I don’t generally wear a smokey eye (covered that) but the seed was planted. I found myself googling Taupe Brown, Rosewood, Midnight Brown–my Burberry Beauty obsession spiraling out of control.


That’s when I saw it–a picture on Makeup Alley of a FOTD using Rosewood on the lid and MAC Saddle in the crease. I wants it, I thought… I needs it, I murmured… my precious. I don’t think I’ve ever looked at Saddle eyeshadow before but I was now convinced I could work a wearable smokey eye out of it. I went with less peachy and more nude tones for the rest but I think I’ve finally managed a smoked out look I will actually wear.



I pressed Burberry Beauty Rosewood on the lid and smudged some thickly under the lower lashline. Then I blended MAC Saddle into the crease– it’s hard to tell in the picture but it gives a very warm contrast to the Rosewood.  I drew a thin line of MAC Smoulder eye kohl on upper lashline with my MAC 266 brush and then blended out slightly and then smudged a little on the outer corner of my lower lashline. I went over the kohl with Bobbi Brown Caviar eyeshadow, smudging lightly on the top and heavier on the lower lashline. I then pressed more Rosewood onto the ball of my eye. I used Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash mascara after curling… my lashes have gotten super long since taking Biotin.