Happy smoky eye Friday! This was the eye that I wore last night to dinner with some friends, the NARSissist Smoky Eye Kit, new for fall 2014. It’s a strong look, but the colors in the kit are perfectly tailored to anyone’s skin tone, and we’re not talking about a bunch of unwearable black, like some smoky eye kits give us. Just like anything from NARS, however, you can always count on a fantastic product.

NARSissist Smoky Eye Kit

The kit comes with three shades, a creamy matte vanilla shade, a smoky slate-brown shade, and a sparkly dark brown that flashes with a bit of red-gold. I used the vanilla shade over the whole eye, used the darkest shade to line my upper and lower lash line, then patted on the slate-brown shade over the lids, and blended out past the crease. Next, I used the accompanying NARS Larger Than Life black eyeliner to darken up the liner shadow and to tight line and fill in the waterline. Then another blend. Really, if you’re not blending three or four times, what are you doing with your life? When in doubt, blend!

Three coats of Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Extravagant Mascara, and I’m done.

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