Golden Chocolate Smokey Eyes

Golden Chocolate Eyes, Makeup Tutorial, Smokey Eye Look, Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

As promised in my last post all about the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette, today I am back using the gorgeous shades within the palette to create this golden chocolate smokey eye makeup look perfect for an evening out. I love using these kind of warm toned shades as I think they complement my eyes & my complexion, plus the finished result looks sultry & glamorous. Like I mentioned in my review of the palette, the eyeshadows are so buttery & soft, so blending them out to create this look was a complete breeze & I was finished in a few simple steps. I kept the rest of my face quite natural and I also tried to incorporate a bit of strobing too (aka extreme highlighting which is the hottest trend at the moment). My lips were kept nude with a slight touch of coral through to compliment the warm eyes.
Golden Chocolate Eyes, Makeup Tutorial, Smokey Eye Look, Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

For my base I used:
- L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream in shade Light, which I blended out lightly using my fingers
- MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer in NC30, to brighten the under eye area & also highlight the face in a natural way (t-zone, nose & chin)
- Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Powder Palette to set the makeup in place & highlight, shade Breathe is my absolute favourite for setting my under eye area & any other paces I might have highlighted with the concealer… whilst shade Exhale is perfect for adding a gorgeous sheen for that super highlighted effect
- to add a touch of colour back into my face I used the Clarins Summer Bronzing Compact with a very fluffy brush on my cheeks, temples, tip of my nose & jaw area
- I kept my brows quite natural but defined at the same time using a mix of Maybelline Brow Satin (the pencil part) and Benefit Gimme Brow both in medium brown shades

To create the eyes:
- firstly I primed the entire lid area with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, this stuff is amazing for keeping eyeshadow in place all day long with no fading or creasing
- I used the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette alone to create the entire look so if you need reference of the name shades check out my review here
- apply Substitute For Love all over the lid & up to the crease, then blend Freshly Toasted into the crease & also under the lower lash line, for added depth & intensity blend Infusion on top of that  especially in the outer V, lastly pat on Pure Ganache from the middle of the eyelid to the very inner corner & bring under the lower lash line too
- to finish the eyes I used my favourite L'Oreal Superliner in Black to create a thin liner with a slight flick and coated my lashes in a mix of Blinc Black Lash Primer & Benefit They're Real Mascara for lots of volume, length & a good curl too

To finish off the makeup look completely I focused on my lips which are a mixture of MAC Lip Primer & Nars Audacious Lipstick in Julie

Golden Chocolate Eyes, Makeup Tutorial, Smokey Eye Look, Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

So you see I told you it was a super simple makeup look in the end (most of my looks seem to be these days), it took very little time & effort to create which is perfect when you're getting ready with a little misses around your feet asking for makeup too. I love these kind of warm toned shades and I think toned down slightly it could be the perfect everyday kind of makeup look too. Would you wear this kind of makeup look or would you do anything differently? I'd love to hear your thoughts…

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