Quick Taupe FOTD a la Lisa Eldridge

I haven't been wearing as much makeup lately since I started my job (a combination of laziness and sleepiness) but have been rewatching lots of makeup videos instead to spur inspiration. One of my recent favorites is from Lisa Eldridge where she showed how to do a quick smokey eye using black liner and cream eyeshadow.

I tried doing the technique today but I was a little too heavy handed with the cream eyeshadow so it was more a block of taupe than a smokey blended eye. I might have to try using a creamier liner to darken the color at the lashline but otherwise, I really like the look.


I've got just about a month left of summer vacation before school starts. On the bright side, my birthday is coming up in a few days (August 5th!) and I'm in the midst of getting a few giveaways set up for my birthday week so stay tuned for that!

Products Used:

Cover FX Powder FX in M40
Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer on the cheeks
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer to contour

Urban Decay Perversion Liner
Maybelline Tough as Taupe 24hr Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express in Glam Brown

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude
Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Flirt


  1. Gorgeous! Tough as Taupe looks great on you!

  2. A great quick look! I think it turned out awesome, love tough as taupe!

  3. It looks pretty! I need to watch more Lisa Eldridge videos I think~ Woop, hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer vacay~ ^^ Your birthday is so close~!! very exciting ^__^


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