Smokey Eye Look using Stila in the Light palette

I was at my friend’s place the other day flipping through some magazines when I came across a print ad for Wolford. I really liked the smokey eye look she had on (probably because of her gorgeous eyes) and felt the need to try and recreate it. I couldn’t find the exact ad that I saw the look in but it seems to be part of the same range of ads that the picture below is from.


I used my Stila in the Light palette which I think is much better than the Naked palette. It has a great mix of matte and shimmery shades and the shadow formulas are really lovely and easily blendable. I tried to recreate the look as much as I could and the end result wasn’t exactly the same but I still liked it. I did a step by step guide which, to be honest was pretty time consuming so I probably won’t be making them a regular feature of my posts.


1. Prime lids with NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base to lid

2. Apply Avon Big Color Eye Pencil in Vanilla to the lid

3. Blend out the base colour

4. Apply a mixture of Bare and Kitten eyeshadow’s (from the Stila palette) to lid

5. Blend out the crease with Bliss eyeshadow

6. Apply Ebony eyeshadow to the top lash line thickening up at outer corner

7. Blend the black out using a clean blending brush and work up into outer corner

8. Darken the crease with Sandstone eyeshadow mixed with a tiny bit of Ebony


9. Apply Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero to upper lash line

Image 10. is the look so far without concealer and image 11. is with under eye concealer applied.

12. Apply the liner from step 9 to the lower lash line and waterline

13. Take some Ebony eyeshadow on a small brush and blend out the outer half of the lower lash line

14. Apply mascara. I used L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black

15. Apply some Kitten eyeshadow to the inner half of the lower lash line

16. Finish up by doing one final blend with a clean blending brush if required


I finished up the look by filling in my brows and applying a nude lipstick. From memory, I used Burberry Copper Lip Mist. This is actually a heavier eye look then I’d wear but I quite liked it.



What do you think of the look?

Categories: EOTD, eyeshadow, FOTD, how to, smokey eye, Stila


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6 Comments on “Smokey Eye Look using Stila in the Light palette”

  1. January 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM #

    OMG I did a very similar look to this and posted tutorial today only! what a coincidence and i totally agree this palette is fantastic and i feel better than naked probably!

    • January 15, 2014 at 10:25 PM #

      Total coincidence! I’ve been forgetting to post this for a few weeks now and of course I choose a day when you post about it too 🙂 It’s such a great palette and doesn’t get enough hype

  2. January 15, 2014 at 9:44 PM #


    • January 15, 2014 at 10:25 PM #

      Thanks Tara 🙂

  3. January 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM #

    It’s gorgeous! I love that lip color on you 🙂

    • January 17, 2014 at 1:20 PM #

      Thanks Olivia! This lip shade looks good on almost anyone!

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