Summer Taupe Smoke – Makeup & Beauty Blog

Oh smoky eyes, I’ve missed you!

I wore shimmery, summer, taupe-y smoky eyes yesterday to take Connor to gymnastics camp and swim lessons. I can say with 100% certainty that in both cases I was the only person wearing smoky eyes, which bothers me a bit. Think how interesting it would be if you stood in a gymnastics camp line on a Tuesday at 10 a.m. and looked at the different types of smoked out lids. I may be the only one wanting this, but whatever!

The star of this summer smoke show is a liquid shade by Chanel called Waistness. This is a warm, bronze taupe with a deliciously subtle shimmer. It used to be part of Chanel’s permanent collection, but it seems to be missing in action on the Chanel website, which is a waste, because it’s so cool. It is easy to blend, has a perfect level of pigmentation and you don’t need it at all. I did some digging and found at Macy’s websiteBut it’s short stock, so hold on for as long as you can!

I’m wearing Vastness with an espresso liner, which is a Chanel workhorse. I lined my eyes, then applied shadow using this technique to make it smoke.

For my lips and cheeks, I went with Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Goddess, a bright, juicy pink. I swiped a layer on my lips, blended it in with one finger, then used the same finger to tap the lipstick on the apples of my cheeks as blush. Then, I applied Ilia Lip Tint in Tahiti to my lips for a touch of shine.

The brightening base is Rose Ink Skin Enhancement Tinted Serum (I wear shade 80)! It’s fast becoming one of my favorites for comprehensive coverage. More on this in some more.

Hope you have a great week so far and life is treating you well. Has anything good happened to you recently?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,