The perfect Day to Night Smoky Spiced Eye
…is one stop into Ulta Beauty away!
I have partnered with Ulta Beauty x Byrdie Beauty to walk you through a very iconic look
: The Smoky Eye – but with a bit of spice – just in time for Fall. I love when the weather starts to cool down and so do all of the makeup trends. Using too much black on these eyes can lead to a makeup nightmare – so I opted for a fall favorite that’s warm and beautiful: chestnut bronze. Sticking with warm tones on the eyes is the easiest to blend, and will look fantastic with every skin tone.
I have posted beauty tutorials to YouTube for years and this look is the most requested! Smoky eyes look amazing on everyone – it is classic – perfect for so many occasions from red carpet events to a selfie with your girlfriends at happy hour!
You would be pleasantly surprised to find this look is so easy to recreate, so beginners this one is for you! I am a mother of a 7 year old so when I have the chance to sit and do my makeup – its only for a few minutes! So many are intimidated by the look and assume it requires so many expensive products. I love shopping at Ulta Beauty because I can find products that you would find in both drugstores and department stores, plus some brands and products that are exclusive to their store as well.
Now for the fun part – What you will need:
Many assume you need a huge makeup collection to achieve a smoky eye, but honestly, it only takes a handful of products and they all can fit in this small makeup bag!
One step at a time.
To start any look, you need a good eye shadow base. The Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow primer will not only make your shadows last longer, it will enhance the colors as well.
If you have been following me on YouTube you might have seen me use this next product many times. The Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Eye Shadow Crayon in Bad Bronze is the perfect brown shadow for any skin tone. This pencil is a creamy product so I like to apply it directly to my lids and blend in with a brush.
The Ulta Gel Eye liner in Black Out is so smooth going onto your skin, there will me no pulling or tugging around the eyes. I add this deep shade to my water line and smudge out with a pencil brush.
This versatile palette from Tarte Cosmetics is called IN BLOOM. It has every shade you would need for classic to bombshell looks all in one compact case. I love the mix of shimmer and mattes. Today I am topping off the cream shadow stick with “Rebel” to soften up the edges and create that smoky effect we are after.
To finish off the eyes, apply 2 coats of mascara and a pair of dramatic lashes. I also popped in a bit of glitter from NYX in the shade Copper for fun!
At Ulta Beauty there are so many options I am sure you will go home with more than you went in for haha. Hopefully you found this post helpful! Make sure to tag me on social media when you rock your smoky spiced eyes (#sccastaneda)! If you have a few new items on your makeup list after reading this post – you’re welcome! Thank you so much for stopping in and until next time…