Create A Colorful Smoky Eye This Fall With Make Up For Ever Fall 2011 Smoky Palette!

Fall is no doubt the season for smoky eyes, and this year Make Up For Ever brings us a new, limited-edition Smoky Palette from the Fall 2011 Smoky Coleur Collection and four smoky eye looks with a colorful twist. Learn how to recreate these gorgeous looks after the jump!

Make Up For Ever Fall 2011 Smoky Palette

The Smoky Palette features eight versatile Make Up For Ever Eye Shadows as well as a mirror and two individual applicators. The colors are:

Eye Shadow #04 – matte black
Eye Shadow #79 – deep plum shimmer
Eye Shadow #81 – metallic navy blue
Eye Shadow #80 – iridescent peacock green
Eye Shadow #122 – metallic copper
Eye Shadow #127 – metallic taupe
Eye Shadow #126 – iridescent yellow beige
Eye Shadow #07 – white shimmer

Smoky Eye: Green



1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White and Eye Shadow #126 Beige to the brow bone as a highlight.
2. Also using Eye Shadow #126 Beige, cover the entire eyelid.
3. Blend Eye Shadow #80 Green across the entire crease. Intensify the outer and inner corners of the lid by smudging additional Eye Shadow #80 Green at those points.
4. Intensify the smoky effect by blending Eye Shadow #4 Black from the outer corner of the eye half way into the crease. Smudge Eye Shadow #80 Green into the lower lash line. Rim the upper and lower lash line with additional Eye Shadow #4 Black.

Smoky Eye: Blue



1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White on the brow bone as a highlight.
2. Apply Eye Shadow #126 Beige over the entire eyelid.
3. Using a fluffy crease brush, blend Eye Shadow #81 Blue across the entire crease. Intensify the crease color by using a smudge brush to blend a combination of Eye Shadow #4 Black and Eye Shadow #81 Blue into the outer corner of the eye and part of the crease.
4. Starting from the outer corner of the eye, smudge Eye Shadow #81 Blue along the lower lash line. Intensify the outer corner of the upper and lower lash line with a little more Eye Shadow #04 Black.

Smoky Eye: Brown



1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White over the entire surface of the eyelid and brow bone.
2. With a fluffy crease brush, blend Eye Shadow #127 Taupe across the entire crease. Using a dense crease brush or smudge brush, blend Eye Shadow #122 Copper into the deepest part of the crease as well.
3. Smudge Eye Shadow #79 Plum from the outer corner of the eye inward. Using a combination of Eye Shadow #79 Plum and Eye Shadow #122 Copper, smudge along lower lash line.

Smoky Eye: Plum



1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White all over the eyelid and brow bone.
2. Blend Eye Shadow #122 Copper across the entire crease carrying it all the way to the inner corner of the eye. Working inward, layer Eye Shadow #79 Plum halfway into the crease. Focus on deepening the plum color on the outer corner of the eyelid.
3. Starting from the outer corner of the eye, smudge Eye Shadow #122 Copper along the entire lower lash line. Then, repeat with Eye Shadow #79 Plum.

Grab your Make Up For Ever Smoky Palette exclusively at Sephora.com for $45!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

6 COMMENTS

  1. The green look is hands-down my favorite out of the four. I love that it’s slightly brighter than what you would typically see in a smokey green FOTD. Would love to see your take on it if you have time! :)

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