Simple Smoky Eye

IMG_1260I am the LEAST skilled when it comes to eyeshadow, I rarely wear it and when I do I tend to go drag, fast. Playing it safe I like to stick to one colour on the lid but more often than not it’s just liquid liner and mascara. When my hair was super blonde a smoky eye looked a bit ‘much’ but since I went darker I’ve been experimenting and I think I’ve cracked the simplest daytime version.

IMG_1265IMG_1272Two products, no brushes, minutes to apply, just add mascara and you’re done. The base is H&M Colour Essence Eye Cream in Dauphine Truffle.. this is the star here, completely amazing beautiful texture! Very light and ridiculously blendable but crease free. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy more of these, it’s been the stand out from everything I’ve tried from H&M Beauty so far! Then Revlon’s Colorstay Eyeliner in Brown. Does exactly what it says on the tin, stays put but if you move quickly you can smudge it out with the rubber on the other end. The H&M shadow can be worn heavier than shown but for those of you heavy handed among us (me) you can build it up to avoid a more intense look than intended. Lastly my favourite mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational concentrated on the outer corners. If you have any quick tips/products recommendations of your own let me know. I’m getting really in to this quick smudgy eye!



  1. 6 April, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    That mascara is my FAVE THING.

    Sophie x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      6 April, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      I just can’t see myself loving another as much!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      6 April, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      thank you, yes, lovely products!

  2. Tam
    6 April, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Would you recommend the Revlon Colourstay eye liner for oily lids and tightlining?
    Just curious as looking for a good pencil eyeliner that actually lasts

    • missbudgetbeauty
      6 April, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      hard to say as I don’t really have that issue but it has to be better than a regular liner

  3. philippa
    6 April, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    I love cream products like this, so much easier to apply than shadows I find!
    Philippa x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      6 April, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      I never did but I’m realising it comes down to WHICH cream product

  4. 7 April, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    I never thought that H&M products were any good, I don’t know why! But I think I will give them a try soon xx

    Written to You by Emily

  5. jasmine
    7 April, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    This look is something I would definitely wear! I would neveer think to look at H&M makeup let alone purchase.

    Jasmine x

  6. 27 May, 2016 / 8:39 am

    This is very similar to my everyday look to be honest! Some sort of smudged brown lid and mascara!

    I didn’t know H&M even did beauty though, I’ve never seen it!

    Lucy xx

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