Smokey Nudes

MONICA VINADER ‘Eternity’  rings
ASTRID & MIYU double rings

I had the pleasure of trying out the latest ‘Smokey Nudes’ range by Bobbi Brown. With my busy lifestyle and admittingly short attention spam, the collection could not have been a better match. The all-in-one, 8-shade eye palette allows you to create either a dramatic nighttime or soft daytime smokey eye in just minutes. That all-important final touch can be achieved with the ‘Shimmer Brick’ highlighter, which landed as my favorite for giving a glow without the glitter, a surprisingly difficult concept to come by nowadays. For someone who prefers matte, neutral tones, to match my never ending love of all things monochrome and all black, this range has been a dream to dip my brushes into!

I created my 10 minute, foolproof, smokey eye with outlining the lash-line with the kajal liner and smudging it, no steady hands needed! I then applied the darker nude from the smokey eyes palette on my eye lids, blending it outwards. Followed by working the black from the lash-line up. A few back and forths with the beige and the black to have them perfectly balanced, followed by a stroke of the highlighter eyeshadow under my eyebrows and in the inner corner of my eyes. I then finished off with a thin line of the kajal liner again and two layers of the smokey eye black mascara. Voilà!

In collaboration with Bobbi Brown
Photos by Mikko Puttonen