A Wearable Grey Eyeshadow Look Using The Victoria Beckham Beauty ‘Tuxedo’ Smoky Eye Brick

I’ve had so much use out of the Victoria Beckham Beauty ‘Tuxedo’ Smoky Eye Brick since I bought it a few months ago – it’s all I’ve wanted to wear!

The selection of the four shades in the eyeshadow palette are super versatile, allowing you to create a range of looks from a minimal wash over the lid, right through to the smokiest of grey glam looks.

For me, this look sits in the middle camp of ‘wearable, soft glam’ which I would feel comfortable wearing for an event when I wanted to look like I had made a bit more effort than usual, bringing some definition to my eyes.

How to Create Eye Look

  1. Take ivory shade ‘Blanc’ all over the lid and up to the brow to create a bright and even base for other shades to blend into to.
  2. Take cool grey shade ‘Rain’ and blend in to the inner and outer thirds of the eye to create a soft halo effect, leaving the middle of the eye lighter.  Blend this shade lightly through the crease for subtle definition.
  3. Take smoky slate shade ‘Fumée’ and deepen the inner most and outer most corners to achieve a soft gradient effect from light in the centre to dark at the corners.
  4. Take soft black shade ‘Noir’ and softly smoke along the lash line to create the effect of thicker looking lashes.

Products Used to Create Entire Look

Eyeshadow: Victoria Beckham Beauty Smoky Eye Brick in the shade Tuxedo

Mascara: Hourglass ^Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade ^Amazing Grace

Foundation: Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation in the shade ^Porcelain

Finishing Powder: Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in the shade ^Diffused Light

Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in the shade ‘Sublime Flush’ (limited edition shade in Ambient Lighting Edit – Ghost Palette) but similar to the shade ^Luminous Flush

Highlight: Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in the shade ^Iridescent

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in the shade ‘Eternal Bronze Light’ (limited edition shade in Ambient Lighting Edit – Ghost Palette) but similar to the shade ^Nude Bronze Light

Since I’ve decided to stop using self tan, I’ve really loved more neutral and cool toned eyeshadows.  I find warm shades really jarring against my naturally fair, cooler complexion.  

I’ve had to shake up my usual go-to shades that I was using when I was using tan, which I’ve actually really enjoyed.  I feel like I have a renewed excitement towards makeup, as I now have the opportunity to try products that previously never caught my eye.

Have you tried anything from Victoria Beckham Beauty?  What eyeshadow tones do you prefer?

Steph, x


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