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Smoked Taupe

I love my LORAC Pro Palette more than all the Urban Decay Naked palettes combined. It has a perfect blend of shimmery and matte shadows, and multi-use shades ranging from neutrals to jewel tones.

I rarely wear heavy eye makeup, so I created this subdued smokey eye using purple, gold, and brown to create a taupe shade.

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I applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin (see my review here), and then swept Mauve into my crease and all over my lid. I then patted Deep Purple on my lid and deepened my crease with Sable, making sure to blend the colors until I achieved a nice gradient.

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I lined my eyes with my Starlooks eyeliner in Obsidian and applied Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara.

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I finished the look with my favorite MAC lipstick, Creme Cup.

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I think this a great look for fall for those who want to try a smokey eye but are afraid of dark colors. I love finding new ways to wear darker shadows with glasses that don’t make me look like a raccoon.

What’s your favorite palette to experiment with?

Smoked Taupe

I love my LORAC Pro Palette more than all the Urban Decay Naked palettes combined. It has a perfect blend of shimmery and matte shadows, and multi-use shades ranging from neutrals to jewel tones.

I rarely wear heavy eye makeup, so I created this subdued smokey eye using purple, gold, and brown to create a taupe shade.

makeup 1

I applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin (see my review here), and then swept Mauve into my crease and all over my lid. I then patted Deep Purple on my lid and deepened my crease with Sable, making sure to blend the colors until I achieved a nice gradient.

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I lined my eyes with my Starlooks eyeliner in Obsidian and applied Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara.

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I finished the look with my favorite MAC lipstick, Creme Cup.

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I think this a great look for fall for those who want to try a smokey eye but are afraid of dark colors. I love finding new ways to wear darker shadows with glasses that don’t make me look like a raccoon.

What’s your favorite palette to experiment with?

Makeup and glasses

My initial thought before taking these photos was, “Should I take my glasses off for this?”

I rarely see blogs featuring women who wear glasses on a daily basis showcasing their makeup. I often have to search for makeup tutorials on YouTube and other makeup blogs for “makeup for glasses” tips. So, naturally, I decided against it.

2From left to right: Revlon ColorStay in 240 Medium Beige, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, Benefit Hervana blush, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Benefit They’re Real! mascara, Sephora Tiramisu eyeliner, LORAC PRO Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (sample size), Rimmel Stay Matte Powder #012 Buff Beige, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Light Pale, Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Rimmel Bronzer #021 Sun Light, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

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In addition to shamelessly snapping photos of myself, I received a package in the mail today filled with shoes I ordered from Urban Outfitters that are way too cool for my feet. As someone who wears flats on a daily basis, I think I am most in love with my new booties, a shoe type I have never owned before.

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Who can honestly say no to a “take an extra 50% off clearance” sale? Not me, apparently.

I hope you’re having a great Tuesday. Thank you for reading.

Leah