12 Mar 2014

tutorial: easy chocolate smokey eye

Hey guys!

After yesterday's first impression on the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (click here to read a overview of the palette and all the shades), I really wanted to do a tutorial to show you the versatility of the shades! At first, I was planning to do a rusty brown smokey eye focusing on the colour Amaretto, but unfortunately the colour didn't quite show up like I expected. So I changed it up, and decided to do a brown smokey eye instead!

The best thing about this look is that you don't really need the exact shades in this palette to get the same look! You can easily grab different warm toned browns and champagnes from other palettes and easily recreate this. Obviously, I did want to try to do something a little different, but sometimes its good to go with what you know and give you guys something that doesn't require too much technique or pricey palettes.

So if you want to know how to get this look, keep on reading ;)

First of all, I look the colour Salted Caramel, which is a lovely, very warm toned brown, and blended this into and above my crease. I love to put transition colours above my crease, as I do have smaller eyes than I would like, and this gives the impression that they are more round and large.

After blending Salted Caramel out, I took the shade Marzipan which is a yellow toned shimmery champagne colour, and put this all over my lid, focusing most of the colour on the inner third. This didn't quite show up as much as I wanted, so later on I did wet my brush with setting spray and went back over the colour to make it more pigmented and intense.

After I did that, I dipped into the colour Amaretto and pressed this into my outer V and up to my crease. Unfortunately, even after going over it a couple of times, the colour really wasn't showing up as I had hoped. To intensify it, I took the colour Semi-Sweet which is a matte deep brown, and pressed it over where I put Amaretto, and also into my crease.

I then took Salted Caramel again on my blending brush and went along the edges so that it softened the look.

And then of course I took my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and crisped up the egdes. I really get messy with my eyeshadow, so I usually need this step to clean it up so that it looks more put together.

After finishing the rest of my makeup, I touched up the eyes. I wet my brush, and went back in with Marzipan to intensify the colour. I also put this on my inner corners. I also touched up the outer V with Semi-Sweet, and then light pressed Amaretto over the top so it did show some of that rusty brown, and blended it out with Salted Caramel once again. I then put White Chocolate (the matte white highlight colour) and placed this on my browbone.

After those steps, I blended both Salted Caramel and Semi-Sweet under my lash line and tightlined with black eyeliner, lined my waterline with a nude eyeliner and added mascara. I was going to add liquid liner to line my lid and create a little cat eye, but I preferred the soft feel this had to it.

And the look is complete!

As you can see, this really gives the eye definition and opens them up to look big and rounded. You can really wear this look anywhere, as I don't think it's too harsh or dark to be considered a night time look. I would wear it out to coffee, or out on a date with my partner - it is just so super easy and takes no time to create! I teamed it with glowing skin, a soft contour and nude lips, which is my personal preference for an eyeshadow look! But you could easily pair this with a bolder lip and more dramatic contour as the eyes are really smoked out with no harsh colours or edges.

Although I wish I had a different look from this palette for you guys, I know this is something that would suit most skin tones and eye colours. But it does show you how well the colours all work together from this palette, and how seamlessly it all fits together.

If you would like to see a bolder look with this palette, please let me know! I am more than happy to create more looks with this for you, and do something more dramatic!

Products used:
Bourjois Happy Light Primer
Bourjois CC Cream in #32
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in #53 Light Beige
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Light
Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick in 330
Nars Laguna Bronzer
TheBalm's Cindy-Lou Manizer (as blush)
TheBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer (as highlight)
Revlon Colorstay Eyebrown Pencil in Blonde
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Rimmel Kajal Kohl Eyeliner in Black
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet & Amaretto
OCC Lip Tar in Hush

Until next time...



  1. I like the look!
    I can never pull off smokey eyes- it looks to heavy on me, which is annoying :/

    1. Oh no! That's such a shame, my favourite eye is a neutral smokey eye!


  2. Selfie game strong! lol it looks amazing!!!

    1. HAHA it could be better, but you know all the time is selfie time ;)

  3. Gorgeous! And most likely your eyelids smell delicious! :P That OCC Lip tar in hush is to die for as well, suits you to a tee!

    Kate Xx

    1. My eyelids did smell incredible ;) so did my room actually, I left it open to air throughout.. It just smells so good! Thanks for the lovely words Kate :)