The Inverted Smokey Eye


Have you ever been stuck in a makeup rut? Stuck so deep, that you didn’t want to wear eye makeup anymore?
If you know anything about my makeup preferences, you may know that I am an eyeshadow freak, palettes, singles, special editions – I am there. Lipstick is the second favorite on my list, but it’s nowhere near eyeshadow.

I have been using less makeup over the summer, but by less I mean I cut out eyeshadow, and that didn’t make sense to me. So when one of my friends on Twitter suggested I do an inverted smokey eye, I thought to myself – why not?

The inverted trend has always been on my radar, but for some reason I’ve never tried it. It was time for a change. And Macy’s Glamorama was the perfect occasion.


I naturally reached for my Naked palette for this look. Since Glamorama I have experimented with a few inverted smokey eye combos and if you are familiar with the palette, here are the combos that I’ve tried and loved (from the inner corner out):

Dark Horse -> Smog -> Half Baked

Hustle -> Toasted -> Sin

Creep -> Gunmetal

Sidecar -> Sin


And this is the rest of my beauty arsenal ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha


Before (sometime no makeup is great too!) Remember, we are all beautiful!

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And the afters! I have finally been able to create the perfect cat eye. Well, it’s perfect in my world, because I haven’t been able to (and been lazy) do a good cat eye. It’s all in the brush, and I have been in love with my Sigma E06!

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  1. Great look thanks for sharing. With my fair skin, it can be tricky, the smokey eye. I like this look and always liked the Naked pallette.
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  2. It’s so dramatic! I absolutely love it. I must try!

  3. Wow, I’m going to have to try this! I’ve never heard of the inverted smokey eye!
    -Alex of

  4. I’ve never even thought of an inverted smokey eye! Genuis ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks stunning on you!

    • Thank girl! Definitely give it a shot and let me know if you post it on your blog or Insta! I definitely want to see it!

  5. Looks great, Z! I love the cat-eye look too, although usually I’m too lazy to pull it off more than once a month. Although I will agree with you, a good brush makes a big difference.

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