Before bed I like to surf for celebrity makeup inspiration online.
I’ll bookmark the looks I think I might like to copy and save them in a folder ironically titled, “Celebrity Makeup Inspiration.”
Last night I bookmarked this pic of Jennifer Hudson at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Hello, hawtness! I love the black, gray and white eye she’s wearing. Soo sultry…
This morning I rifled through my makeup stash to see if I had dupes for a similar look when I remembered Urban Decay’s Smoke Out Kit in Sweet Lucy ($34).
It’s one of three Smoke Out Kits UD released for the holidays. This one’s all about the smokey eyes.
Each Smoke Out Kit comes with four powder shadows in coordinating shades, a mini 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (a deep black), a mini tube of Skyscraper Mascara (black) and a tiny eye brush.
- Sweet Lucy: Blacks and grays for smokey looks
- Ju-Ju: Browns for neutral looks
- Yerba: Deep greens for colorful looks
Eyeshadows from left to right: a neutral tan matte and a cool white matte
Eyeshadows from left to right: a shimmery gunmetal gray, a shimmery blackish gray
From left to right: 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (a matte dark black) and Skyscraper Mascara (a dark black)
I may start with a white shade on my inner lid, the shimmery gunmetal gray on my outer lid and the neutral tan in the crease.
Then, for a diffused, smokey look, I’ll line my upper and lower lashes with Zero, smudging the lines with the shimmery blackish gray shadow.
Add ample mascara and maybe some falsies — perfecto!
What do ya think? How would you put these shades to use?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,