Have you seen the movie Wanted starring Angelina Jolie? It’s a cheesy action flick with several cool Matrix-inspired scenes. Angie looks great in it, and hawt day-am! — girlfriend sure works the smokey eye. I counted her wearing at least four stunning variations of it in brown-beige-black. Seriously, where do full-time, expert assassins find time to blend in the outer V? I always assumed they spent their free time cleaning guns and practicing jiujitsu rolls and whatnot. Who knew?
The movie itself didn’t exactly inspire me (two words: exploding rats), but I was inspired by Angie’s makeup in the film. I see some smokey eye looks in my future, for sure.
Speaking of smokey eyes, here are a few posts that featured them. How do you feel about smokey eyes? Have you ever worn one before?
- Runway Smokey Eyes 101
“Despite my proclamations of klutziness, Gordon Epsinet, Vice President of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics, insists that just about anyone (even me) can do a hot smokey eye.”
- Mally City Chick Smokey Eye Kit in Nolita Navy: Makes Blue Eyes Easy
“Nature’s rarest color isn’t always easy to work with, and even the simplest of blue eye looks can quickly devolve into hot blue messes if you don’t know which products to use and where to put them. Enter Mally Beauty’s Nolita Navy smokey eye kit (pictured up top), a palette of blue and peach shadows with a handy black pencil liner.”
- Simple Smokey Eye with Chanel Winter Nights Quad
“As far as complete looks are concerned, this one is quick and easy to do. I used shades from the Chanel Winter Nights Quad, a versatile set with four basic, but pretty shades of pink, peachy gold, green and light brown. The look works well for the office or for things like family functions or semi-formals.”
- MAC Smokey Brown and Purple Eye
“I was inspecting the purplish nether regions under my eyes this morning and feeling pretty crappy because of the whole no sleep thing, so I decided to run with it and try a purplish-brown smokey eye. The result improved my sour mood and put a lil’ spring in my step, for sure!”
- A Smokey Eye with MAC Club
“I had a lot of fun with MAC Club eyeshadow today. Its versatility makes it great for creating quick, daytime smokey eyes. I had about three seconds to put on my makeup this morning, and I owe this look to MAC Club. Paired with a few new products from Fafi and the N Collections, MAC Club helped me finish this look in 10 minutes.”
- A Black and Gold Smokey Eye
“I finally got my paws on MAC Fafi yesterday, and all I have to say is MEOW! Love it. This morning I busted out a few things from the collection — Fafi Eyes 1 Quad, Nice Vice Paint Pot and the Not So Innocent Lipstick — and created this subtle gold and black smokey eye for work.”
- A Smokey Eye with MAC Pigment in Purple
“So, I’m trying to figure out what makeup look to wear to the midnight Sex and the City show tonight. Purple + smokey eye = a lil’ bit out of my comfort zone, but I thought I’d give it a whirl.”
Tabby Cat Update
I found out that the pet store across the street offers low-cost veterinary services every so often and that the next time is this coming week, so I’m taking Tabs there for a full check up. Worms be gone (ewww)!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. On Sundays a bunch of fellow beauty bloggers submit what they felt were some of their best posts of the week for a weekly roundup, and here they are. Here are last week’s best posts by the gals of the Beauty Blog Network.
Beauty Blog Network
The Makeup Divas review Mac Solar Bits in Black Ore and Scatterrays.
The Daily Cookie is celebrating her first reader newsletter with a GIVEAWAY!Â Sign up and enter for your chance to win a Kat Von D True Romance Beethoven palette for you and a friend.Â
A Touch of Blusher tells you where to indulge in beauty retail therapy in London.
Beauty Anonymous reviews Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine SPF 20 Bronzing Powder.
Elke shares how you can get creative with your makeup. Have the makeup? Now what?Â Read for her fun solution.
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic gets the low down from Makeup Artist Molly Stern on her favorite brushes and makeup items!
The Muse rocks out with the new Bare Minerals Rocker Eye Kit and shares product photos, a review, and FOTD using this great new kit from BE!
Beauty Banter asks the makeup pros all you’ll ever need to know about STAINS – how to apply, when to wear, and which ones are the best in this month’s A Girl’s Guide to Stains!!!
The Beauty of Life is giving away products from Bliss and Farfalla, worth over $80!Â
Beauty Junkie in SFÂ finallyÂ hasÂ clear, beautiful, break-out free skin with the help of Jan Marini Skin Research.
What beauty productÂ putÂ Beauty411’s glow on?Â Check out her review of Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair!
What kind of eyeliners should you invest in? Cybelesays recommendsfour you don’t want to be without right now.
Beauty Blogging Junkie has identified her holy grail concealer. Find out what it is here. Â
Can’t find the perfect mascara? Makeup Moxie thinks the new Lash Stash from Sephora might be your ticket to true love.Â
â€¨â€¨Listen up, curly girls…for this week’s giveaway, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with world famous hairstylist, Ouidad – â€œThe Renowned Queen of Curl.” Click here to enter!
Want their favorite combination for gorgeous hair?Â The girls from Beauty in Real Life deliver the scoop.
StyleBell discovers a long time secret of the stars, Klorane Dry Shampoo!
Beauty and Personal Grooming asks you to trim those ugly dangling nose hairs using nose hair trimmers.
Beautynomics interviews Dr. Jennifer Linder, PCA Head Scientist/Dermatologist and asks all about skin care!
The Mineral Makeup Blog thinks that Mineral Makeup can qualify as HDTV Makeup.
Makeup loves me interviews the founder of a new makeup line, noir cosmetics.
Shades Of U shares a fresh, new, refrigerated idea in skincare featuring products from The Body Deli.