Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Work Makeup/Daytime Smoky Eyes Tutorial featuring City Color Cosmetics.

What's an appropriate work makeup? Well, it depends on your work. If you work at MAC cosmetics or any makeup counter, you can get creative with your makeup and show your skills. But if you work at an office that requires you to dress conservative, you might want to tone down the makeup and save the rainbow eyes on the weekends. Makeup sure to check with your work policy and find out what's appropriate and what's not.

I filmed myself while getting ready to go to work. I can pretty much wear any kind of makeup to work, but I decided to do a subtle smoky eyes. It's wearable for daytime and appropriate for most work. 

For the eye makeup, I used my new eye shadow palette by City Color Cosmetics. You can get it at your local Rite Aid. It's my first time trying this brand and I'm really impressed with the quality of the eye shadows.  I used shimmery bronze, vanilla and black. They were easy to apply and pigmented. I really like it. 

City Color Special Effect Bright Eye Colors in Dark Room

Product List

-Reviva Face Primer
-MARK Flawless Xpert liquid foundation in Golden
-Almay Eyebase/Concealer in light/medium
-MARK Powder Buff foundation in Medium
-Wet n Wild Color Icon eye liner in Black
-L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara

-NYC Brush On Brow Kit in Brunette

-Smashbox cream liner in ???
-City Color Special Effect Bright Eye Colors in Dark Room

-Benefit blush in Dallas

-Wet n Wild Color Icon lip liner in Willow
-Wet n Wild Mega Shield lip color in Barely Legal

Here is the video tutorial for this look. It took me awhile to edit the whole thing. I hope you like it ^_^.

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  1. So pretty! I can't seem to find any City Color Cosmetics in my area :[

    1. Do you have any Rite Aid stores around you? Where are you from?

    2. Hi there I like City colors. I wonder which stores carry this brand .
      Awesome video

  2. It's the perfect make up look for almost everything. So classy and beautiful.
    Kisses Becky :)

  3. There's some great tips here thanks very much, it's always nice to see Video Tutorials as well as it make it so much easier to learn these great techniques.

    There are some other great smokey eye make up tutorials at

  4. The video tutorial was really helpful! This is definately a quick way to look good, even on a day to day task. Great share

  5. i can't find this brand in Malaysia! is there any chances that i can get online?

    1. I'm not sure. I know it's available here in the States at Rite Aid drugstores.

  6. Never heard of this brand yet but I love the variety of shades in that palette! It almost sort of looks like the naked palette2! like it!

  7. Hi Becky! what brand is your face primer, also what kind of environment do you work in ?

  8. I was thinking, "This palette looks familiar." Now that I remember, I've seen this and a couple other City Color palettes at Rite Aid. The colors look nice on the Dark Room palette you have. Plus, your EOTD is pretty as always. I especially love the burgundy shadow on your lids. :)

  9. Looking Awesome! Your makeup totally looks natural.

  10. Thank you for sharing our CityColor Cosmetics, you look really great with this eyeshadow palette, we now have Facebook page, keep following us beauty:)