GRWM: Affordable Smoky Eye & Pretty Pout

Ahoy everyone! Want a look that features smoky eye, long voluminous lashes and a pretty pout? Well, you’ve come to the right place because have I got a blog post for you! Not only is today’s look using just one affordable brand, it’s also a quick look that you can recreate in 10 minutes (something I seem to be favouring a lot more nowadays).


Using the jumbo pencil in Black Bean, use jagged lines to draw all over your lid. Don’t worry about getting it perfect as you’re going to smudge it right out. Grabbing the Real Techniques Base Shadow brush, get smudging! Smoke it out all over the lid and into the crease. Using the same pencil, draw a line closer to the lashes. Grab a pencil brush (I’m using my NARS brush), smoke the liner out a little.

Now, you need some shimmer in the centre of the lid. This is why I love to rely on the jumbo pencil in Slate. Dot a little bit on the centre of the lid and using fingers, smudge it a bit. This will pull off the grey shadow and leave the shimmer behind. Line the waterline with Black Bean.

Curl your lashes and apply generous lashings of mascara. I’m using the Double Stacked mascara. This is a three – step process that results in voluminous, long, fluttery lashes – something to use if you’re not comfortable using falsies. Step 1: Apply the mascara (black tube). Step 2: Apply the fibre lash thingies (white tube – you simply just apply as if it’s a mascara. It does tend to look like you’ve got white lashes, but we fix that soon). Step 3: Finish off with the mascara again (black tube). This acts like a top coat to the lashes. Result = long, fluttery lashes.

Fill in the gaps using a brow pencil and brush through for beautifully polished brows.


You’ve seen me use this product multiple times on my social media and on my blog. My Total Control Drop Foundation* is on now. Using the Designer Brands Foundation Buffing brush and a couple of drops of foundation, I buff the product onto my skin. Since we’re well into winter I’ve been super diligent with my sunscreen routine, I’ve been quick to lose my tan. So I have to mix two shades – I’m using 11 and 13 for this look. I’ve got an oily t-zone and I need to set the foundation with the #nofilter powder.

For blush, I’m using a product I’ve had sitting in the back of my cupboard – the Ombre Blush in Mauve Me. I don’t know why I don’t use it more often. Using my Lottie London Powder brush*, I swirl around the pan and apply lightly to the apples of my cheeks. This one has a built in highlight so, it adds an automatic glow to your smile.

LipsGRWM: Affordable Smoky Eye & Pretty Pout

Here’s where you have so many options to choose from – nude or bright or somewhere in between, it’s totally up to you! I’ve got a couple of choices here from the Lip Lustres Glossy Lip Tint* range – Juicy Peach and Ruby Couture.

Here’s are some shots of the final look using Ruby Couture.

And if that’s not exciting enough for you, here’s the look featuring Ruby Couture and Juicy Peach (a stunning coral shade).

I love using the jumbo eye pencils because it’s so easy to use and a quick solution for eyeshadow on the go. This look took me about 10 minutes to achieve plus no messing around with a perfect winged liner, which is the whole point of a smoky eye anyway. 

Which look do you prefer – the one with Ruby Couture or is Juicy Peach the winner?

Want a review of the Lip Lustre range? Head to this link here.

* Indicates products provided as PR samples. This does not sway my views and my opinions are my own.


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