Love, Shelbey: Soft Matte Smokey Eye

Monday, February 25, 2013

Soft Matte Smokey Eye

Hi everyone! I'm back again with another quick and easy eye tutorial. This time, using the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette. I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THESE EYE SHADOWS! I actually received this as a birthday gift from my sweet boyfriend, Will. I have been lusting over the Too Faced palettes for quite some time and just couldn't decide which one I wanted. I thought this palette would be a great versatile makeup essential for myself, and the blog. What do you all think?

Anyways, I hope you enjoy!

Soft Matte Smokey Eye

  1. Place "Heaven" or a matte cream shadow below the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eye.
  2. Taking a fluffy crease brush, pick up "Velvet Revolver" or a light matte brown and apply to the lower lid and crease.
  3. Take "Sexpresso" or a dark matte brown eye shadow and work it into the outer corner of the lid and slightly into the crease (about half way)
  4. Apply a creamy black liner to the top lid.
  5. Smudge the liner with a pencil brush until it is evenly diffused (almost like it's blended into the eye shadow to where you can barely see it)
  6. Apply the same liner to the lower water line.
  7. Take "Sexpresso" on a pencil brush and blend the liner to create a shadowed effect.
  8. Apply your favorite mascara.
  9. You're finished!
I love the simplicity of using matte eye shadows. They create the most soft and diffused eye looks and flatter all eye shapes. If you don't have this palette then don't worry! These shades can be duplicated with any matte shadows from the drugstore. I hope you all enjoyed! Thanks for reading!

Love, Shelbey.


  1. Looks awesome! I have this palette and will be trying this, thank you!

  2. Just found your blog and I love everything! We have very similar tastes in makeup :) I've used this palette for two years now, and just last night I ordered some product duos that have heaven and silk teddy in them because those are the ones I'm almost out of...I'm wanting some new brushes, too. What brushes are you using in the crease of your eye? Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much for reading! I use the bareMinerals "Crease Defining" brush! I will also use a cheaper version at times, and it's by Soho. They both work great! :)

  3. love the colors in this palette! this looks great