Its actually the first time ever use Elf Cosmetics and I have to say I was really impressed. I had been eyeing up the bite size eyeshadow palettes on Betty online for a while. They are super affordable and too cute. In this post I do a pretty Elf smokey eye using the palette Pumpkin Pie its a gorgeous bronze look. I have also posted another look on my IGTV feed using the Berry Bad palette so you can go check out the quality in action.

I prepped my skin already making sure to keep the glow I love. After applying my base I used the Pixi Rose Water Mist from Betty. I love this brand and I love the mist it really adds to the gorgeous glow and smells amazing. Will post about the mist separately next week.

The Elf Pumpkin Pie palette (R140)  is a mix of browns and bronzes and is really a gorgeous eyeshadow palette. The colour pay off is amazing and the shadows are ultra pigmented.  I also love that its also a cruelty free brand. Make sure you prep eyes first with a primer or a here I used a Mac Painterly just to make sure the shades last longer.

I used the matt shade on the crease to create the definition and my bottom lash line. You can build up the definition to go soft or bold.

The metallic shades are amazing and really add the pop to the smokey eye. I do love a shimmer when it comes to eye makeup. The metallic shades always add that extra dimension.

I love a light eyeliner in the waterline to make a smokey eye pop plus make the eyes look more wide awake. Here I applied my Max Factor Kohl Kajal Liner in Biege 003 its my favourite at the moment. You can also just apply on its own with mascara as well. Sometimes a white liner can be too intense this shade is more subtle but has a great effect.

The Mac In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara is definitely a current fav of mine as it really adds amazing volume. When it comes to a smokey eye you want volume lashes to complete the look. I love the applicator and I love how amazing my sad lashes look. If you have seen me without any makeup you will know what I am talking about.

The Elf Cream Blush Palette is also new and really pretty on. I love creamy textures especially blushes as they add to the overall glow and radiance to the complexion. Its a mix of peaches and pinks which are my fav shades. Love Love Love. If you into a glowing complexion use creamy textures.

Keeping lips hydrated are really important and wanted to give a shout out to Lanolab. Its a local brand and the balm really is a goodie with lots of uses just like the Elizabeth Arden 8HR cream. Check out Lanolab’s insta feed to find out more. I also did a shoot for them recently which will be posting about early next week. Its super affordable and great for the glow.

Love the Elf eyeshadows to create the smokey eye I got 3 but I think I may add some more to my stash.

Shahnaz x

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