smokey look for hooded eyes

I know, the look is dramatic… but at the same time, isn’t it gorgeous? I’ve been playing around with some of the Chanel make up that is about to be launched and wanted to show you this really easy smokey eye that I created that works on my hooded eyes.

This is the Architectonic palette from Chanel which will be launching on 25 January 2017. The shadows are incredibly pigmented and blend really easily. At first I was hesitant of the navy but I managed to get it right (with a little vote of confidence from Luna Lacey). Because the shades don’t have names, I have numbered them to make following this tutorial a little bit easier.


First things first, you need to prime your eyelids, it just really helps to keep your eyeshadow in place and to prevent any creasing from happening.

Lid colour

Right, let’s get cracking with creating this look. I took shade number 3 and placed it all over my lids.


Next up I took shade 2 and used it as a transition shade. Now, if you don’t have hooded eyes, you can blend this into the crease. But for those of you who have hooded eyes like I do, you need to take the colour slightly higher to create an optical illusion. I took my colour until just below the brow bone. Don’t forget to blend, blend, blend!


After the transition colour is all blended in, take shade 4 and blend it on top of shade 2. It will create a really beautiful, navy, smokey effect.


To finish this look off, take shade 1 and highlight the inner corners of your eyes.

I decided to line my top lash line with the Chanel Longwear Instense Cream Eyeliner in 65 Hyperblack. Oh, my, word. Best liner hands down! It even comes with a gorgeous little brush. Add a slick of mascara and Bob’s your uncle, you did it!


Pop on some bronzer, highlighter and lippie to complete the look and you’re done!

The key to this look is to make sure that everything is blended really well, if you don’t, you’ll have patchy smokey eyes, and ain’t nobody got time for that!

Did you enjoy this quick little make up tutorial? Would you like to see more easy to do looks? Let me know in the comments!








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    January 18, 2017 at 7:50 am

    That is such a stunning eye look!

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