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Classic Black Smoky Eyes

Hi Everyone!

For this week's post I wanted to do a CLASSIC and sultry makeup look that is always a stunner! I went with a matte black smoky eye with some blended warm tones.  It's super easy to do, and can also be super easy to mess up, so it's best to start out light and build as you apply. I selected shadows from my J Cat Beauty 24 eyeshadow palette in Downtown LA.  The matte shadows in this collection are incredibly pigmented and rich, so a little goes a long way!

I completed the look with a dramatic pair of lashes and a glossy nude lip to give it a little Brigitte Bardot-Claudia Schiffer-Pamela Anderson feel to it.  😊

I hope you like it!


♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion to lid
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Slate (deep gray) to lid and  lower lash line

J. Cat. Beauty 24 Palette in Downtown LA

♥ Shadow 1- Black shadow to lid, blended up. This is also applied to lower lash line.
♥ Shadow 2- Burgundy shadow to crease
♥ Shadow 3- Soft matte coral shadow as transition from crease to brow
♥ Shadow 4- Matte vanilla shadow to brow bone
♥ Black Eyeliner and Mascara

♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 217's


♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 
♥ Maybelline Master Conceal
♥ L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder 
♥ Coastal Scents Contour Palette 
♥ Model Co Powder Blush in Peach Bellini 


♥ Milani Lip Pencil in All Natural

There is the completed look! I think this is one of my favorite classic makeup looks of all time. 
It's simply gorgeous on every eye color and every skin tone!

What shades do you like to wear when you do a smoky eye?

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KillaBeauty Faux Mink Lashes

Hey, Everyone!!

For today's makeup look I'm trying out some faux mink lashes I recently picked up from KillaBeauty.com    I recently discovered them on Instagram, and they offer a variety of extremely affordable faux mink lashes in several styles.  At $5 a pair, I could try out as many as I wanted without breaking the bank.

I was REALLY impressed when they arrived, so I was super excited to finally try them out.  I noticed right away when I applied them that they are NOT for the faint of heart! These lashes are so LUSH and DRAMATIC that it might take a minute to get used to them. I found them extremely comfortable after I got them properly fit and seated, and they were very easy to wear.  I applied them using a latex based glue so that I could easily clean them up to be worn again.

I ordered 3 different styles, but for this look, I chose "Suki".  A very flirty pair of lashes! 😉

I hope you like the look!
Here it is:

KillaBeauty Lahes in "Suki"


* Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Cashmere to lid and lower lash line
* Catrice Liquid Metal Eye Shadow in "We Are The Champagnes" (Gold) to lid

* Nyx Shadow in "Flustered" (Brick Red) to crease

* Nyx Shadow in "Top Notch" (Shimmery Brown) to outer V and lower lash line
* Nyx Shadow in "Pink cloud" (Soft Pink) as transition above crease
* Black Eyeliner
* Black Mascara
* Killabeauty Lashes in "Suki"


* Maybelline "Fit Me" Foundation (Yes, my fave)
* L'Oréal True Match Concealer
* L'Oréal True Match Powder
* The Balm Powder Blush - "In Full Swing"


* Milani Lip Pencil in Natural
* Nyx Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee 

Here are the three pairs of KillaBeauty lashes that I got :-) 
Which ones do you like??


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Colleen 💗

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