Sunday, July 25, 2010

LOOK: Dramatic Black Smokey eyes using ELF Beauty Encyclopedia.

I know, I know another dramatic black smokey eyes. If you've been a long time follower of my blog then you should know that I've done this look so many times. This time I'm doing to again  using my Beauty Encyclopedia Sparkle Eye edition by ELF. I love the black eyeshadow in the palette. It's shimmery and it's packed with glitters! It's very similar to Urban Decay's e/s in Oil Slick, no joke! It's just sooo pretty!

 It's a great palette to have if you're a beginner in makeup or simply a makeup junkie like me. You get a lot of eyeshadows to play with and create many looks and for the price of $5, you can't go wrong!  I'm going to do more looks using this palette to show how awesome this palette is.

- The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture
- Almay Line Smoothing concealer
- Mark's Powder Buff foundation in Golden
- Mac's Fix Plus

- Almay Line Smoothing concealer as a base
- Mark's powder buff foundation to set the concealer on the eye lids.
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
- Beauty Encyclopedia Sparkle Eye Edition by ELF using the black e/s, dark brown e/s and white cream shadow.
- Miss Adoro lashes #46
- Sonia Kashuk gel liner in Ebony

- ELF Studio Line blush in Peachy Keen
- Milani Powder Mosaics in Afterglow
- Carmex
- Wet and Wild nude lip liner in Willow
- Mac Lipglass in C-thru

Watch the video tutorial I did for this look ^_^

Cool tips mentioned in the video
- Apply a Primer underneath your eye shadows to saturate the color
- Apply a black creamy base underneath to intensify the black eyeshadow
- Use patting motion when applying a shimmery/glittery eye shadow. Sponge tip applicators are great for this purpose. Also, you get less fall outs when you pat instead of swipe. You got it?
- Make sure you have a clean face before you apply concealer and foundation.

Thank you soo much for stopping by. I appreciate everyone's comments!!! Have an awesome Monday :)


  1. you look gorgeous! i love that elf's quality is really good considering how much it costs! ps i love your brows! :]

  2. love this look becky!!! very sexy and perfect for the club!

  3. love it! the e/s colors look so pigmented! too bad its not available here in our country.

  4. yeahhhhhhhhhhh just love it, this look is great on you :)

  5. I love dark shadows. And the palette looks really pretty. This look is sultry and sexy. :P

  6. I always suck at smokey eye looks! :P I always feel like its uneven or something haha!
    You look gorgeous :P I'll have to watch your video again and again to try and learn how to get better at creating a prettier smokey eye :P

  7. Woow!

    You look amazing in this style love the smokey and dramatic eye look

  8. Gorgeous! I didn't realise these would be such good quality! xx

  9. this is really nice and dramatic =)

  10. wow that look came out gorgeous. i need to up my makeup skills and check out that palette. your very pretty too. how do i follow you? i cant find the follow link lol

  11. Hi. Do you recommend the Urban Decay primer for oily skin?

  12. Nice look!

  13. Smokey eyes make your eyes pop like crazy so pretty! :)

  14. I bought this ELF palette when it first debuted and I even gave some to friends. We all love it!

  15. oh really? the eyeshadows are ELF? I use ELF mineral eyeshadow and find it not very pigmented, but perhaps these ones are better... I shall wait for their next sale and buy some!

  16. perfect look =)

  17. Wow- what a great deal! I must get!LOL

    You are so good at putting on makeup- so jealous! You have gorgeous eyes!!!

  18. You are beautiful :)

    I've given you the Sunshine Award ! Great blog, keep up the great posts :)

  19. You rock the classic black smokey eye so nicely, I love it!


    I gave you an award, come and check it out!

  20. wow, didn't expect ELF to be this pigmented!

  21. WOW! i love that ELF palette!

  22. This is a good blog. Keep up all the work. I too love blogging and expressing my opinions