FOTD: Japanese-Inspired Smoky Eyes And Nude Lips

I have always *loved* the smoky eye look and this time, instead of my usual winged eyeliner, I dragged the line down at the outer corner to mimic the look you see in Japanese magazines.

What I Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand
* Stila Espresso Eyeshadow
* Lumene Eye Makeup Base
* Bobbi Bobbi Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Black Pearl
* NARS Night Bird Eyeshadow
* MAC Vex Eyeshadow
* Estee Lauder Gel Eyeliner in Black
* Fake Lashes in Sweet 16 from my own line
* Fake Lashes in Cutie Pie from very own line
* Giorgio Armani Lipstick Mania in #32
* CoverGirl ShineBlast Lipgloss in 805

Step by Step How To

1. Buff Make Up For Ever Foundation with MAC #109 Brush to even out the skin

2. Fill in eyebrows with Stila Espresso.

3. Apply Lumene Eye Makeup Base as a base.

4. Pat Bobbi Bobbi Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow onto the eyelid. Top with NARS Night Bird.

5. Apply MAC Vex onto the crease. Blend downward onto the Night Bird.

6. Smudge Night Bird onto the lower eye.

7. Rim the eyes with Estee Lauder Gel Eyeliner.

8. Apply Sweet Sixteen on top. Cut Cutie Pie into half and apply on outer corner of bottom lashline.

9. Finish with Giorgio Armani Lipstick. Top with CoverGirl gloss.


  1. I like this look, it is different from the typical smokey eye. Is the brown colour you are wearing on your inner eye, Stila Espresso?

  2. Amy,

    I only used Espresso on the brows. The inner corner looks darker because the 3 colors (Vex, Black Pearl and Night Bird) all got blended together.

  3. I love ur tutorials, but it would be alot helpful in having a video of the application of applying makeup. Through that, many of us would benefit from the techniques and have a better idea. Thank you!

  4. First off – you look beautiful! Stunning! I love this look for you! Second… thanks for sharing your tips in this article. You rock!

  5. This looks stunning! I love it!
    Also, I have a question – how is the Lumene eye shadow base? I’ve never tried but would love to, so I’d like to know how it compares to other shadow primers e.g. Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
    Thanks! :)