I do so love a smokey eye, but pulling it off in an elegant manner for daytime can be a bit tricky, so I’m super impressed with the the mini-makeover I had by BellaPierre cosmetics at their press day, which saw me waltzing out with a fabulous take on a daytime smoked-out eye.

The mineral brand has followed up the success of its pressed foundation, blush and bronzer with a collection of pressed eyeshadow palettes.  You can choose from a palette of three or five, and the selection of shades makes each palette completely wearable – no annoying shades that will never get used lurking in the corner here!

First, a very light dusting of pressed foundation to get the skintone looking lush – radiant and glowing without lighting up the room like a Christmas bauble. A sweep of pressed blusher to add some warmth to the face.

And the eyes! We used the trio palette in Brown Eyed Girl to create a softly defined, understated take on the smokey eye.  Nothing so intense that I couldn’t go onto my next meeting, but oh-so-much-more than the simple brown eyeliner I’d applied that morning.

On the left: shadow worn without primer. On the right: the same shadow worn with primer

There’s also a lovely palette of five lilacs and purple which I’ve got my eye on and I love the way the same shade can look completely different when worn with or without an eye primer.  The trios are £20 and the quintets are £27 – so great value, methinks.

Do you have any of these? What do you think of mineral make-up?  



  1. December 2, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    The whole of your makeup is gorgeous here. I’ve never tried this brand though so you’ve really tempted me to try it now!

    • December 3, 2012 / 12:02 am

      Thank you! Glad you like it 🙂
      Thanks so much for your comment!!

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