I'm talkin' about blue eyes, blue eyes. What's the matter, matter?

A smokey eye, but a liiiitle bit different. I like to play with colours every now and then, but I also love to play with the contrast between light and dark colours. As a brown-eyed girl I consider myself lucky! Most colours go well with my eyecolour. 

Got curious how I did this smokey eye? Keep on reading for a tutorial!

This smokey eye is really easy to do! But you do need to be a bit patient, because it requires much blending. I used a blue-purple colour. If blue is not your colour, just replace it with another! A beautiful green maybe? It's your call!

The products I used

  • Max Factor Colour Precision Eyeshadow - Pearl Beige
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Mono - 01 Snow White/Blanc Neige
  • Manhattan Multi Effect Eyeshadow Wet & Dry - 54 Dark Blue
  • L'Oréal Contour Kohl - 131 Jet Black
  • Black colour from my Maqbul Palette
  • Essence Gel Eyeliner - 01 Midnight In Paris
  • Essence Eyeshadow - 02 Winter Crystals 
  • Max Factor Masterpiece MAX Mascara - Black 



  • First you start with an eyeshadow base. I like to use a liquid eyeshadow as a base to intensify the white colour.
  • Apply your white/light eyeshadow over your eyeshadow base. I chose to keep the colour under the crease, because I wanted to get my darker colour intense. 
  • Create a crease and outer-V with your blue eyeshadow. I used a blue with a purple undertone. This colour wasn't quite pigmented, but I liked working with it, so I could build the colour up and blend easily. 

  • Blend your eyeshadow. Make sure you blend really well. After this you can build up the colours and make the smokey eye as intense as you like. What I did was: apply white, apply blue, blend. And repeat until you reached the right result. This might require the patient I was warning you for. But in the end, it's more than worth it! The better you blend, the better the result. So take your time on this part.
  • Apply black kohl liner in your (under and upper) waterline.
  • Apply black kohl liner under your waterline and smudge a bit with a Q-tip. Then apply a mixture of the blue and a black eyeshadow on the black eyeliner under your waterline and blend well. 

  • Create a V with your black kohl liner by following the lines of your eyes. This doesn't have to be done neatly.
  • Take a little of the black eyeshadow on your brush and blend the V. Blend well. This gives the illusion of depth. After blending apply a little more black. This will be more intense, because of the kohl liner you blended.
  • Apply gel liner on your upper lashline, without a wing. Before it dries, smudge it just a little. Apply gel liner again, but this time very neat and wing it out. 
  • Apply some highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes and on your brow bone. (I actually forgot doing this, until I made some pictures and saw something was missing!)
  • Curl your lashes and apply mascara. Use at least two coats. You can also use falsies. That'll look great with this look!

That was the eyelook! After you're done, whipe away any fall-out. Apply your favourite foundation and concealer. This eyelook looks fabulous with a flawless skin! You can also fill in your eyebrows, if necessary. Try not to overdo it, since this is quite a powerful look. I recommend a subtle pink blush with this look and a nude lipstick or something that's not too obvious. Eventually you want your eyes to stand out!



Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

PS: The title is from Mika's song Blue Eyes. I just want to give a little shoutout to Mika's biggest fan and one of the sweetest girls I've met: Issa! Thank you so much for supporting me and my blog, also on Twitter! I really appreciate it!! :) 
Make sure you check out her blog and follow her on Twitter too! 

66 comments :

  1. Pretty ! xx

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  2. I envy you girls who are so good at doing your own make up! I am 1. too lazy 2. not talented enough, do even put on any make up myself :p

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    1. Thank you so much! It's all about practicing! At first I didn't even know how to put mascara on haha! X

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  3. Hi hun just letting you know I've nomintated you for the Liebester Blog Award over on my blog!
    You can see it here & if you would like to do it that would be great :)

    http://lolarose1.blogspot.ie/2012/08/liebester-blog-award.html

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much for nominating me, doll! X

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  4. gorgeous! this post must have taken a very long time to put together!!
    Def gonna try it or something similar! :]
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    1. Thank you so much! I'd love to see pictures of the result! Send me a link or tweet me a picture (@PetiteSal) if you've tried it! :D X

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  5. Omg, this is very attractive make-up! Perfect style.
    Great blog!
    I'm your new follower.
    I hope, that you will like my blog too. It would make me very happy ;)
    Kisses..
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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, lovely! X

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  6. Oooooh love it hun!!! You can never go wrong with smokey eyes such a hot look!!! You are so good at makeup!

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    1. Thank you so much, love!! You're right! That's why smokey eyes are my fav :) X

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  7. I really like blue smoky eyes! xx

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    1. So do I! Blue and gold are my favourite colours to work with :) X

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  8. gr8 blog there.. im glAd i found it out
    p.s If you follow me via GFC and any other social media, let me know - I'll return the favor :)
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  9. This is absolutely beautiful! Ur good Sal! X


    -True

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    1. Thank you, Trudy! Means a lot to me to hear these words from you :) X

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  10. Thank you <3 <3 <3 <3 you're so sweet there are no words to explain what I'm feeling right now!
    Ugh, my eyes will never be as perfect as yours! Same with my hair! >.< You're so beautiful, this is a great blog post! c:

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    1. You're welcome, love!
      Ah thank you, thank you, thank you!! Makeup has helped me to reach 'the perfect eye' haha! But makeup will never be able to give lips like yours :( X

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  11. Wauwww! Super mooi gedaan!
    En je hebt echt mooie ogen!:)

    xoxo
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    1. Heel erg bedankt, lief!! :) X

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  12. gorgeous! I'm always in blue eyeshadow

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  13. you are amazing w/ makeup! love this smokey eye look with tints of blue. gorgeous!

    have a great wknd, sal!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX

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    1. Thank you, Jasmine! I loved working with blue! It's different than all those neutral colours every time :)
      You have a beautiful weekend as well! X

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  14. Great tutorial, you should do a video!
    And thanks for your sweet comment, I'm feeling a litttle better now, also, I followed you on pinterest.

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    1. Ah, thank you so much! I was thinking about doing videos, but I don't think I'm feeling comfortable enough with the camera haha
      Glad you're feeling better, lovely! :) X

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  15. love this so lovely...HOPE YOU CAN become a new reader by joining. Thanks for your time. Hope to hear from you soon :)

    god bless

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    1. Thank you! I've already joined your blog a long time ago! :) X

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  16. Ooh this is a beautiful look! Might try and recreate it :)

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to see the result, so please send me a link or tweet me a picture if you've tried it!! :) X

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  17. great post!
    come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do:)
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  18. GREAT PICTURES AND MAKE UP, WOULD YOU LIKE TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER?
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  19. The eyeshadow is lovely, but OMG your eyebrows are to die for! xxx

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    1. Awww, thank you, Rebekah! :D X

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  20. Ahh, you're so good at doing eye makeup. Jealous much? Yeah, I am. As much as I love makeup, eyeshadow is my biggest nemesis - I am just rubbish with it and can never seem to create the look I want! Ha, oh well, better keep trying!
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet and complimenting words! Practicing gets you far, just like it did with me! I was rubbish with every makeup product you can think of!! X

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  21. oh my- stunning!
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  22. Thanks for your lovely comment, this is amazing, definitly following!
    Material Fixations

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  23. Those are perfect smokey eyes ! Im gonna copy them:)
    Ty Azarov
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    1. Please do and send me a link where I can see the result! Or tweet me a picture (@PetiteSal). I'd love to see it! :) X

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  24. I love smokey make up, in every colour!
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    1. I'm a fan of smokey make up too! X

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  25. Hey gr8 blog, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger head over to http://aqeela-keela.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/versatile-blogger-award-nomination.html =] x

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  26. The royal blue colour really suits your eyes! Great tutorial.
    I always use the urban decay naked palette 2 for a day time smokey eye!

    Bec xx

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    1. Aw, thanks Rebecca! That palette is still on my wishlist, since you can create beautiful looks with it! Please show me a picture of one of your created looks! I'd love to see it :)

      X

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  27. Beautiful !!!! Really love this look! Thank you so much for your sweet comment Im now following you as well and congrads on reaching 150 !!! :)

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    1. Thank you and thaaaank you!!! X

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Francesca!! X

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  29. AMAAAAAZING!!! I vote for more makeup looks and pictorial tutorials :)) pretty pleeeeease!!!

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    1. Thank you, lovely!! Ahhhh, glad you like them! There will be more coming up! As a matter of fact, I just made one yesterday and I'll be posting it online soon!! :) xxxxx

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  30. This is insanely pretty!!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment!! X

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  31. Wow! i love your smokey eye, its so striking! great post hun xxx

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  32. I agree. It really is a pretty look! :)

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