Every Day Smokey Eye ft. Borghese Cosmetics

I typically skip eyeshadow in my everyday beauty routine, but when I wear it, I usually like to go for a smokey eye. They’re easy to create (just remember to BLEND!), + if you keep a light hand, you can wear it for both day and night. Borghese’s Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow and Light Luminous Eye Palette* is filled with creamy, blendable shadows that allow you to easily transition your look, so when I was finalizing my New Year’s Eve look last month, I decided to break it out + give it a whirl.

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Primer: Borghese Prima Viso Face Primer
Foundation: Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation (Warm Honey)
Concealer: Beauty Treats Concealer Palette (cream)
Contour/Bronzer: Beauty Treats Face Contour Palette (powder)
Shadow: Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow and Light Luminous Eye Palette (shroud/out there /pulse /impact)
Eyeliner: Borghese Color Eclipse Eyeliner (Pitch Black)
Mascara: Borghese Superiore State of the Art Mascara (Superiore Black)
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz (Brunette)
Lips: Borghese B Moisture Advanced Care Lip Colour in Grappa

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The primer was creamy + gave me a good base (aka filled in my pores), and the shadows, though really pigmented, had minimal fallout. I like my transitions to be very soft, so I used both a flat blending brush to pack it on my lid, then a round blending blush to help soften  everything in my crease. Out of of all of the colors I used, Out There (a metallic pewter) was my favorite. If you want to just do 1 wash of color on your lids, I would go with that.

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I wore the look to work and into the night, and while I did have some oil breakthrough on my cheeks + liner smudge, it pretty much stayed in tact.  The colors where even more striking in person, FYI. I walk a fine line between polished + “beat” and for most beat looks, unless you’re getting photographed/filmed, it can be too harsh in real life. You want it to show up for sure, but take your time and don’t go overboard!

Do you have this palette? What’s your favorite shadow combination?

*This post contains press samples, but opinions totally my own.

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