How To: Create a Smokey Eye with Cream Eyeshadow

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How To: Create a Smokey Eye with Cream Eyeshadow

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all well and having a wonderful week so far, most of you now know that I have started filming youtube makeup tutorials which kind of makes me a ‘beauty youtuber‘ hahaha – I’m having so much fun but it’s still all new to me so it’s taking about 2 hours to edit the videos, pick some music and list all the products I’m using but it’s all FUN!

Here is my second video – I know it’s another smokey eye but this is much more dramatic than my easy smokey eye makeup and I’m using cream shadow to create the look.

I know a lot of you run away (very fast) from cream shadows as you’re scared of it creasing and becoming horrible but if you apply a powder base like I’ve used in the video it will last you ALL evening! 🙂

Hope you enjoy 🙂

As you can see it’s a lovely look which will compliment everyone – yes including you with smaller eyes 🙂 …..I always keep the inner/middle of the eye brighter and focus on creating a ‘smokey‘ look on the outer corners as this creates the illusion of bigger eyes.

I have full reviews of the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows and I’m hoping to have it online in a couple of days but below are all the details of the products used in the video above!

Makeup Products Used

Eyes

The Body Shop Colour Crush : Sugar Glaze

Max Factor Excess Shimmer (Cream Eyeshadow) 25 Bronze

Max Factor Excess Shimmer (Cream Eyeshadow) 30 Onyx

Max Factor Masterpiece Transform MascaraBlack 

Cheeks

– Essence: Silky Touch Blush: 40 Natural Beauty

Makeup Brushes

Studio London Makeup Brush Collection 

Blending Eye Shadow Brush

Precision Eye Shadow Brush

Eye Liner Brush

Nanshy

Large Shader

– Foundation Brush – Blush & Bronze

 I always love reading your comments so let me know what you think of this look, the products used and the colours!

If you re-create the look send me a picture through TWITTER & INSTAGRAM !! 🙂

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    • sprinkles
      15th November 2014 / 5:59 pm

      Aww thank you so much! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      13th November 2014 / 2:33 pm

      You can! 😀 xx

    • sprinkles
      12th November 2014 / 12:05 am

      Awww thank you so, so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th November 2014 / 12:09 am

      Awww thank you so much!!! Yes – it’s a good way to get the ‘cream’ to stick onto something and I find that powder not only makes it last longer but also makes the colour show up a lot better! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      11th November 2014 / 1:02 am

      Awww thank you so much – that’s sweet! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:18 pm

      Hahaha awww – try a lighter colour like a cream and copper!? 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:13 pm

      Awww thank you very much! 🙂 xxx

  1. 3rd November 2014 / 11:44 am

    You make this look so simple, I love the bronze shadow that you used 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 10:45 pm

      Thank you very much – it’s a lovely look and anyone can do it 🙂 xx

  2. 3rd November 2014 / 8:46 am

    I used to use cream eyeshadows so much when I was in high school, and urgh, those dreaded creases! I swore off them ages ago but now that you’ve mentioned the powder base… Hmmm I might just go back there again

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 10:39 pm

      Yes – give it a go and you’ll see how much better it lasts during the day! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 10:41 pm

      Aww thank you so much – that’s so sweet! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:11 pm

      Awww thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:27 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you very much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:23 pm

      Awww thank you so much! 🙂 That’s really sweet xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 4:56 pm

      Awww thank you very much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂 xx

  3. 1st November 2014 / 1:42 pm

    Gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial. It’s very informative. I’ll try this later.

    • sprinkles
      9th November 2014 / 2:12 pm

      Aww thank you very much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:30 am

      Aww thank you very much!!!! 🙂 xxx

  4. 31st October 2014 / 11:33 pm

    This is such a fantastic look on you, although WOW do I wish that I had read this before creating my Halloween cat look as my makeup could have been so much more interesting! The colours used to create this look could work for any colour skin tone or eye colour by the look of them, I’m feeling pretty inspired to experiment more with my eye makeup – thanks Layla 🙂 Happy Halloween!!

    p.s. I’m so looking forward to the ‘yummy sweets’ you mentioned you’d be tagging me in.. you know me well, anything sweet-food related and I’m there haha! 😉

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

    • sprinkles
      9th November 2014 / 11:28 pm

      Awww thank you so much!!! It’s such a lovely look and perfect for the holiday season! You could create it for a party? If you do create this I would LOVE to see a picture!!!! 🙂 Hahahaha – oh there’s more yummy sweets to come 😉 xxx

  5. 31st October 2014 / 6:05 pm

    I’m impressed that’s so amazing.
    XXX

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:21 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  6. Kate
    31st October 2014 / 4:24 pm

    This looks so beautiful Layla! I’ve recently discovered Maybelline Colour Tattoos (very late to the party, I know!) and I’m obsessed with them, so I love the idea of using cream shadows to create something a little more interesting, as well as just using one across the lid. I shall be experimenting! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • sprinkles
      9th November 2014 / 2:11 pm

      Aww thank you so, so much!!! I haven’t tried them yet but yes…they do look VERY similar! 🙂 It’s a lovely look and perfect for this time of year too but then again I love smokey eyes all year round haha xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:27 am

      Aww thank you – hahaha, it’s actually that easy to create! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 4:46 pm

      Aww thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:24 am

      Haha – it’s so easy to use!!! Would love to see your look 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:23 am

      Awww thank you very much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:22 am

      Awww thank you very much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      11th November 2014 / 12:52 am

      Thanks 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:19 am

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:18 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 4:44 pm

      Thank youuu! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:15 am

      Thank you so so much!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:13 am

      Thank you – yes, a lot of people don’t like it !:) xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:12 am

      Thank you 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:11 am

      Aww thank you so much – let me know when you try this look…send a pic 🙂

  7. Jenny
    30th October 2014 / 7:17 pm

    This is beautiful!! I have never used a cream shadow before, just powders but it’s definitely enough to convert me after reading this post and watching your tutorial. It would be less messy and easier to blend 🙂 xx

    http://www.krystelcouture.com

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:10 am

      Awww thank you so much sweetie!! It’s easy to use and if you use a powder base it lasts just like a powder! 🙂 xxx

  8. 30th October 2014 / 5:05 pm

    I love cream eyeshadow^_^ and this make up is wonderful;)

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:08 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:07 am

      Awwww that’s so sweet of you!!! Thank you 😀 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:05 am

      Thank you!!!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:04 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 1:10 pm

      Awww thank you very much – yes it is 🙂 xxx

  9. 30th October 2014 / 12:39 pm

    teleio!!tha to dokimasw!

    • sprinkles
      9th November 2014 / 1:59 pm

      Se euharistw! 🙂 xxx

  10. 30th October 2014 / 12:19 pm

    You are an artist! Love the final look, great job!

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 1:07 pm

      Awww thank you so much, that’s so sweet of you 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 1:06 pm

      Awww thank youuuuuu!!! I wouldn’t be doing this without you all taking the time out and reading my blog! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 1:01 pm

      Yaaaay – glad you like 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:57 pm

      Aww thank you!! 🙂 xxx

  11. Mary
    30th October 2014 / 10:59 am

    Love love love those videos!! Thanks for sharing Layla!
    kisses κουκλα!

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:54 pm

      Thank you so much!!!!!! 😀 Filakia poll!!!!

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:01 am

      Hahahaha 😀 xxxx

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 12:00 am

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  12. Diana P.
    30th October 2014 / 8:44 am

    Looking at your photo, I already love this look! You know I’m fond of smokey eyes, the darker the better! I’m heading to your video now, with my cup of black tea! <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • sprinkles
      5th November 2014 / 11:31 pm

      Hahaha – it’s such a lovely look and always looks great no matter the occasion!!! Yaaaaay thank you very much xxx

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:53 pm

      Awww thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 xxx

  13. 30th October 2014 / 4:15 am

    So pretty!! Loving the dark smokey eye!! Perfect for a night out!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment:) xxx

  14. 30th October 2014 / 4:07 am

    glad you’re loving the beauty blogging scene! 🙂 it’s a lot more hard work than it looks. love the smoky eye look! 🙂

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you – oh yes, so much more work goes on and people don’t realise what happens! They think it’s all beauty testing and fun but it’s late nights and keeping up with schedules! 🙂 xxx

  15. 30th October 2014 / 3:42 am

    You make it look so easy! Max Factor Bronze looks similar to Maybelline Colour Tattoo Bad to The Bronze, stunning shade. Thank you for this tutorial hun, I will give it a go but I doubt I will make it as nice as you did. LOL!

    Reflection of Sanity

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:45 pm

      Awww thank you so much – I haven’t tried the Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows but they do look VERY similar! 🙂 They’re really lovely to use and I have full reviews on them coming soon – ohhhh send me a picture if you create the look 🙂 xxxx

  16. 30th October 2014 / 2:52 am

    So beautiful and gorgeous smokey eyes. Love how you did in a video. You’re such a pro. I’ll find n empty tube and send you a pic of it by email. It’s a light pink same color of a box.

    I wish you a lovely Thursday darling.

    Oxox Tanya

    • sprinkles
      9th November 2014 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 🙂 xxxx

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you so much!!! !:) xxx

  17. 30th October 2014 / 1:21 am

    Wow, this look is stunning, love it. 😉
    Lovely greets Nessa

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:33 pm

      Aww you’re so sweet – thank you! 🙂 xx

  18. howdoesdeedoit
    30th October 2014 / 12:45 am

    bahaha i love that you included the “you with the small eyes” bit . I definitely fall into that category! also interesting that you do the powder *before* the creams!! Loving these smokey eye tutorials an kudos to you on having the patience to do these hours of video edits!!

    • sprinkles
      4th November 2014 / 12:32 pm

      Hahahahaha thanks!!! This is a look which can be achieved, all you need to do is keep the centre and inner corners bright and focus on making the outer corner smokey! 🙂 – Yes if you use a powder before the cream has something to ‘hold’ onto and I find it works wonders! 🙂 xxx

Thank you for your lovely comments! :) You can also tweet @layladbeauty with any questions! x