A few weeks ago, I played around with the Too Faced Naked eye palette, which resulted in the Fashionably Smokey look. I tried the day look but wasn't terribly impressed (it looked just... very natural, too natural for me to consider doing a post on it!), but I thought I'd try out the Classic colors and see if I liked them better. (Spoiler alert: I did!)
As you can see, the Classic Smokey colors are still quite gray in tone like the Fashion colors, but the overall look is much softer. I used Bobbi Brown Black Ink on the outer half of the upper lashline, and then smudged the darkest shade - Unmentionables, a shimmery gray with purple tones - all along the lashline over the liner. Then I used Birthday Suit, a shimmery light beige, all over the lid, up to the browbone, blending out the edges of the gray. I applied Unmentionables to the crease and outer corner with a fluffy brush, blending thoroughly, and then patted Satin Sheets (a shimmering, almost metallic golden pink) in the middle of the lid, all the way over to the inner third. I smudged Unmentionables on the outer half of the lower lashline and Birthday Suit on the inner half, blending them together in the middle, and finished everything off with several coats of Maybelline Falsies waterproof mascara and a good coating of Bobbi Brown Black Ink on the lower waterline.
This, for me, is a much more wearable smokey eye - softer and ever so slightly more natural. I completed the look with an equally soft and natural lipcolor, MAC Tinted Lip Balm in Soothing Beige, which is my ultimate my-lips-but-better product.
I liked this look so much that I even re-created it for my friend's birthday dinner in London on Friday - and got lots of compliments for it, which is always nice!