Our favourite jane iredale smoky eye looks for the holiday season

“Inspired by busy women everywhere who want to look their best during the hectic holiday season, but with effortless ease. Possible? Now it is. Cheers!”

-       Jane Iredale

In time for the festive season ahead, we are sharing our favourite smoky eye makeup looks for all occasions – they’ll take you well into the new year too!

Our limited edition In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit features eight highly pigmented, crease-free shadows and comes with a step-by-step guide to help you create gorgeous eye looks at home.

While recreating these on yourself, make sure that you’re wiping your brush or sponge in between steps. This will give you a fabulous smoky eye look, without applying too much product to your eyelid! Which look will you be wearing?

FIERY SMOKE

  1. Line the upper and lower lashes thickly with a moistened sponge with Double Espresso and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use brush to press Dawn over entire lid.
  3. Use brush to apply Rose Gold to crease, extending up and out in ‘cat eye’ shape.
  4. Use sponge to press Double Espresso onto outer third of lid and again along upper and lower lash line, thickening and softening liner.
  5. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply several coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara to upper and lower lashes.

EMERALD SMOKE

  1. Using a moistened sponge, line the upper and lower lashes with Ebony and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use brush to press Ebony onto outer half of lid, blending up towards crease. Blend over liner to intensify and smudge line.
  3. Use sponge to press Forest into entire lid, and smudge along lower lash line.
  4. Use brush to sweep Rose Gold into crease.
  5. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

SIZZLE SMOKE

  1. Line the upper and lower lashes thickly with Black Eye Pencil, or use a moistened sponge with Ebony and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use brush to press Pure Gold onto entire lid and into crease.
  3. Use sponge to pat Ebony into outer third of lid, extending up and out slightly towards outer corner of brow; and along upper and lower lashes, thickening and softening the liner.
  4. Use brush to press Dawn into the center of the lid, blending PureGold and Ebony together.
  5. Use brush to press Bone into inner corner of the eye and sweep out across brow bone.
  6. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  7. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

DEEP SMOKE

  1. Line upper and lower lashes thickly with Black Eye Pencil or use moistened sponge with Ebony and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use sponge to press Iris into the outer two thirds of the lid and into the crease, extending up and out in a ‘cat eye’ shape.
  3. Use the brush to press Bone into the inner third of the lid, inner corner and along the brow bone.
  4. Use sponge to apply Dawn to the upper and lower lashes, thickening and softening the liner.
  5. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

NATURAL SMOKE

  1. Line upper and lower lashes thickly with Black/Brown Eye Pencil and use moistened sponge with Double Espresso and let dry. Smudge to soften the edges.
  2. Use sponge to press Double Espresso into outer third of lid, blending up and out towards outer corner of brow.
  3. Use brush to apply Pure Gold onto inner third of lid, inner corner of eye and along brow bone.
  4. Use brush to apply Dawn to center third of lid, blending the other colours together, and into and just above the crease.
  5. Smudge Double Espresso along upper and lower lashes blending up and out at outer corner of the eye.
  6. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  7. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

There you have it! Five different, simple and stunning smoky eye looks created using one eye shadow palette and just eight shades.

In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Limited Edition Eye Shadow Kit makes a great Christmas gift for makeup experts and novices alike, and will have you perfecting your smoky eye technique in no time at all. RRP $99.00

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