Can I just start by saying that this is the best eyeshadow palette I've ever had!
'The Nudes' by Maybelline was introduced to me in August, and it was love at first sight.
It's the perfect shades when you want to create a smoky eye look, whether you're after a more neutral look, or something more dramatic.
This, in combination with a badass waterproof eyeliner pencil and a fibre based mascara is all the eye makeup I need.
The eyeshadow colours go from basic beige and browns, to metallics and black.
I'm going to show you how I do my standard everyday smoky eye makeup, and the colours I've gone for are somewhere in between neutral and dramatic. You can easily add some more black if you need your makeup to take you from the office to a night out without having to redo everything.
Most people start with the light base colour, but I actually think it's easier to start with the darker coloour.
I simply start by placing a fingerprint sized dot in the outer corner of my upper eyelid with the help of a standard eyeshadow brush.
With the brush I then blend and spread the eyeshadow into a C-shape to create an illusion of a frame and bigger eyes.
Moving on, I then use the same dark eyeshadow and apply it underneath my eyes (two thirds in) to really get that smoky effect. I use the same brush for this as I'm not too fussed about the line looking neat. I'm a rock chick, and I like a lot of makeup ;)
The next step is to add lighter eyeshadow to the inner parts of your upper eyelids. Make sure you blend it well where it meets the darker shade, and don't be afraid to add a bit more dark eyeshadow in the outer corners if needed.
Apply eyeliner in your preferred shape (I love a bit of winged eyeliner to create that cat's eye look) and top it all off with mascara.
And tadaa! That's your basic everyday smoky eye makeup!
I can really recommend the nude shades from Maybelline. Like I mentioned before - it's the best eyeshadow palette that has ever been in my possession!