Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tanya Burr/pixi2woo inspired 'Rock chick' smokey eye

I know the 'Rock chick' smokey eye is nothing new, but I feel I have been neglecting a simple black smokey eye recently for more interesting colours. So when I saw Tanya Burrs latest video, it reminded me how much I used to love a black smokey eye and how effective it can be.
I would say that this is a simple look but I actually put quite a bit of time into the eye, applying a base, layering eyeshadow and blending, to make sure it wouldnt crease. (on the night out it did-but thats inevitable with a black smokey eye, and you might even like it that way!)

Of course you can do this look with any colours, Tanya Burr used a matte black and I actually used a very deep shimmery plum with black.
Enough rambling, heres the look:

Flash on- looking ghosty!

One thing I will say about a black smokey eye is that it can be a little harsh depending on where you're going..I wouldn't wear it in the daytime or to a family party or something, but for a night out in Camden with my friends it was perfect.

Products used:
Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer-1 fair, Mac studio sculpt foundation-NC15, Maybelline dream matte powder-rose ivory, Bourjois delice de soleil bronzer-12 light/medium, Mac MSF-soft and gentle

Eyes: Illamasqua brow cake-thunder, Sleek primer palette- black, Urban decay eyeshadow- AC/DC (very old and probably discontinued, Sleek Curacao palette-matte black, Mac eye kohl-smoulder, Mac e/s-Nylon (highlight), Rimmel Lash accelerator mascara, Clinique bottom lash mascara- black

Lips: you might notice that the lip in the first picture is different from the other pictures, this is because I was experimenting before I went out but I actually settled on the lip in the first picture.
1st pic: Mac prolong wear lipcreme-overtime, other pics: Clarins instant light lip perfector- 02 Apricot

So that was my smokey eye, if you want to see Tanya Burrs youtube tutorial, here it is:

Rachy x


  1. your eyes are sexual :) I see you're making use of your conical wand!

  2. @Fashion Owl: hah thanks :) yesss I'm so addicted to it, havn't straightened my hair since I've had it! x

  3. That looks so hot! I love it, such a great smokey eye! :)

  4. Love the shape you created! Have to agree, hot!


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