How to: the 5 minute smokey eye

Smokey eyes are meant to look effortless. But in reality they often take about 50 stages of immaculate and precise blending, shading, contouring…who has the time! But with a product like a black powder eyeliner, you can create a smokey eye look in five minutes or less.

I use this No. 7 Smokey Powder Eyeliner and it looks like this



After priming your eyelids, apply the shadow like an eyeliner image.jpeg

Then take a fluffy blending brush (I use Mac 217) and blend and smudge the line


Repeat on the lower lash line imageimage

Then add a sweep of kohl liner on the lower water line and finish off with a ton of mascara

Clean up the loose powder, finish off the rest of your face, and enjoy all the time you just saved!



Why makeup is NOT false advertising

I’ve been seeing a lot of these sexist posts lately


I just think some points need to be made.

  • A woman is not a product to be sold. The idea that people refer to makeup as advertising supports an attitude that treats women like commodities.


  • Women are not wearing makeup to please that percentage of small minded men who are posting these memes. They wear it for their own damn selves.
  • Beautiful makeup is art and the skill and creativity should be appreciated as such.
  • These women are beautiful in the before pictures too.
  • Women should not be criticised because these men think they have naturally glittery eyelids. That’s just dumb.


  • Women do not wear makeup to ‘deceive’. We are not that desperate for the approval of these misogynists.


  • Most women who wear makeup do it for themselves. There are some, though, who wear it because it makes them feel more attractive to guys/girls they are attracted to. That is also ok. What is not ok is constantly criticising a woman’s natural appearance, her skin, her nose, her eyes, to the point that she feels she needs to wear makeup WHICH SHE IS THEN CRITICISED FOR.

So these sexists can keep their swimming dates. None of these women would ever say yes to them anyway.