I decided to try out Wayne Goss’ (Goss Makeup Artist on YouTube) 60 second smokey eye technique. I have seen his video and really liked the drugstore ‘smokey eye’ he came up with and I figured I should try it out myself and see if it actually works. It did take a little bit more than 60 seconds, but that’s because I really like to take my time when it comes to makeup. The look came out a bit more natural than I like so I added a pair of false eyelashes and chose a brown lip color to add a bit more drama.
So the first thing I did, as Wayne Goss shows in his 60 second smokey eye technique video, was apply a light eyeshadow all over the lid. Of course you can use anything you want/have, but I used ‘Toast’ from my new Sleek Au Naturel palette. Then I took a deeper shade (‘Conker’, same palette) on to a pencil brush, just like he does, and applied that on the outer V and on the lower lash line.
In the video he suggested using a medium shade to blend the deep one previously applied, but I decided to go for another dark eyeshadow: I took a dark warm brown eyeshadow (‘Regal’) and blended everything together. In the video he also applies a black eyeshadow to make the look darker and more smokey, but I decided to skip that step this time.
I lined my eyes and I applied two generous coats of my new L’oreal False Lash Sculpt mascara, but I felt like there’s something missing and I decided to add false lashes. In the 60 second smokey eye technique video Goss doesn’t do this step, but then again he used different colors and since he has blue eyes it didn’t look as natural and plain as my smokey eye came out.
To finish off the look I lined my lips with a Brown Lip Liner from Primark/P.S. Love… and then I added Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 1995 on top – love this combo!
For my blush I used the Luminoso baked blush from Minali (I love this!) and the Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate highlighter/powder (new found love!)
As I said in the beginning, the whole thing took a bit longer than 60 seconds (maybe like 2 to 3 minutes for each eye?) but that’s because I really like taking my time. And I also take ages to apply mascara, because I want to get as much product on my lashes as possible and make sure they are nice, long and full (even if I am to apply falsies).
And that’s all for my 60 second smokey eye technique and brown lips makeup 🙂 I was not sure how I felt about it, I am not used to skipping my winged eyeliners, but I guess a change is nice every now and then. Also, I’ve gotten really positive feedback on YouTube (video below) so I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t delete the footage!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and I would love to hear a few makeup ideas/suggestions/recommendations!
Bobbi Brown brushes
Sleek i-Divine Eye Shadow palette: Au Naturel
MUA Intense Colour Eye Liner – Jet Black
Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso
Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate highlighting powder
Primark/ P.S. Love… lip liner – Brown
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick – 1995
L’oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara
Primark/P.S. Love… false eyelashes – Dramatic
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