Sunday, September 5, 2010


While flipping through InStyle Magazine, I ran into L'Oreal Studio Secrets Color Smokes Shadows ad featuring gorgeous Desperate Housewives actress, Eva Longoria Parker.  

In the ad, wearing L'Oreal shades in "Smoky Eyes", Eva Longoria Parker looked so incredibly stunning, I got tempted to try the colors too.  Plus, I just can't say 'no' to smoky eyes!

I love how the shadow came with 4 conveniently numbered quads and instructions on how to create this look.
(The picture below is from the ad, but there are also instructions on the eye shadow compact's back):

Here is my own attempt to get the sexy smoky eye

Step 1: Line
Use quad 1 to apply along lash line, upper and lower rim

Step 2: Base
Use Quad 2 to apply to middle of lid and blend up to crease

Step 3: Highlight
Use Quad 3 to blend below brow to highlight

Step 4: Brighten
Apply Quad 4 lightly to inner corner of eyes.

Add mascara, blush and a neutral gloss and my own smoky look is complete:

I have always loved this look, but don't know how to create smoky eyes.  With the instructions on this compact, I was getting a mini tutorial on the smoky eye look.  

Also, I loved the neutral gray tones and how the shadow glided onto the lids.  I definitely recommend L'Oreal Studio Secrets Color Smokes Shadows.


  1. love the smokey eye look you did i wore something similar just like it today :D

  2. Very nice smoky look! Seems like Loreal has such good range of eye shadows!

  3. nice! I think it turned out great! :)
    I love it when makeup products have instructions and mini tutorials! :)

  4. Ohh, thanks for drawing out step-by-step pictorial illistrations! I'm still an eyeshadow noob. ><

  5. i've been seeing that ad with eva longoria!! i'm glad you reviewed the colors and they look super cute on you. how is the staying power? i have super oily eye lids and most eye shadows just melt off within a couple of hours!

  6. Loved the step by step! I love smokey eyes for parties! xoxo

  7. Great make-up. Loving the smoky eye effect. :)SarahD

  8. I really like it. You did awesome. The instructions are very helpful especially for someone who doesn't know much about make-up like me. I think you could go a bit darker but I like this "natural" smokey look too

  9. NICE! Smokey look is so hot now.

  10. I have to say that you have mastered the smoky eye for asian eyes. Your eye makeup is so precise and always looks amazing. I am quite jealous.

  11. You are so talented and pretty! Great blog! :)

  12. Helloo =). Thank you very much for following my blog!
    This look is soo pretty! I'm a real fan of the smokey eyed look too...and i lovelovelove Eva Longoria!

    I shall be a new follower of you too!

    Stephanie xx


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