Get that smokey look, Lil J Style

Gossip Girl has been on top of must-watch television series for 3 seasons now. As much as I love the plot, I'm all over it because of the fashion and beauty looks of the popular women of the show. From Lily van der Woodsen to Vanessa to the rebellious Lil J, Jenny Humphrey.

Taylor Momsen couldn't even be recognized from her former role in The Grinch. Really, she isn't that young little girl anymore... and though her character still has "little" attached to it, it can't be said with her style both in fashion and beauty choices.

Taylor Momsen's major looks from the latest season of Gossip Girl are ultra smokey eyes and bold red lips. Her look is quite the definition of the character she currently plays. Jenny is now a woman but it seems that everybody can't take her seriously. A girl turning into a vixen definitely makes the red lips so appropriate. And no cute bright eyes for the newly crowned-Queen-Bee-turned-drug-smuggler-turned-boyfriend-stealer. Noir smokey eyes definitely is the best for that.

For us who wishes to play Lil J for the day could easily achieve those looks by a few products from a Maybelline, a beauty brand that definitely ruled the Big Apple (where Little Miss Jenny Humphrey is currently reeking her havoc).

When doing a smokey eyes, it is best to start with your eyes first to avoid ruining your foundation application because of the fall out.

1. Apply Maybelline 2-in-1 Impact Shadow Liner in Black to act as primer all over the upper lid.

Maybelline 2-in-1 Impact Shadow Liner in Black

2. Maybelline Eye Studio Diamond Glow Shadow in Mocha Brown should best suit the Rebellious Lil J. Apply the blackest eyeshadow all over your upper lid. Use the second eyeshadow from the right to blend it to the crease. Apply the thrid eyeshadow tojust above the browbone. Then lastly, use the silvery eyeshadow as highlight. You can apply this on your tearduct to give a certain clean effect as well. On the lower lid, line upper lashline with the blackest eyeshadow of the quad.

Maybelline Eye Studio Diamond Glow Shadow

3. With the same Maybelline 2-in-1 Impact Shadow Liner, Line waterlines to give that much needed impact of a smokey look.

Maybelline 2-in-1 Impact Shadow Liner

4. With a no-brainer Maybelline Impact Express Smooth Felt Liner, line upper lash line to give more depth to the upper lid. You can even make a wing line if you want.

Maybelline Impact Express Smooth Felt Liner

5. Clean eyeshadow fall out with Maybelline Make up Remover (Eye and Lip).

Maybelline Make up Remover
Php199 for 70ml
Php99 for 40ml

6. Apply a foundation that is safe enough for the skin. Nowadays, girls are into healthy sort of makeup. They want something that can care for their skin but also give a good coverage. Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream instantly give the fresh look that protects skin from both UVA and UVB. This is best applied on newly cleansed face or in this case, when you're eye makeup is done.

Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream

7. Smokey Eyes is a lot more great to look at when our baggies isn't showing. Maybelline Perfect Concealer provides a good coverage in hiding those dark undereyes. We want to the smokey effect, not the tired effect. :)

Maybelline Perfect Concealer

8. Maybelline Clear Smooth Extra Powder gives a great coverage (not to mention SPF) that would certainly compliment the smokey look. Achieve a much silkier skin with this face powder. Throw it in your purse for retouch. We can't have oilies, do we?

Maybelline Clear Smooth Extra Powder

9. Don't forget to define your brows. Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Definist Eyebrow Duo Palette makes it an easy feat!

Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Definist Eyebrow Duo Palette

10. A blush gives a certain glow that smokey eyes could take away. We are after the glamorous effect, not the Michael Jackson thriller. A Blush isntantly lifts the cheekbones and ties in with the eye makeup really beautifully. Maybelline Angel Lift Brighten Up Blush in Strawberry gives that pinched/glow look.

Maybelline Angel Lift Brighten Up Blush

11. Maybelline's Colorsensational Lipticks in Nude Toffee Cream is the Best way to achieve the toned-down Little J smokey eyes look. But of you want to go outside the box, go for the Maybelline Colorsensational Red Passion Red or Wine.

Maybelline's Colorsensational Lipticks

12. If your lips need a bit of plumping or a little shine, Maybelline Fruit Jelly Lip Gloss in Passion Fruit is the best partner. I love how smooth this glides and though ab it sticky, it certainly keeps the puckers moisturized.

Maybelline Fruit Jelly Lip Gloss

13. The smokey look with certainly achieve its purpose when your lashes are 9x more volumized. Mascara is such an important part of smokey eyes. This avoid the "I look punched." effect. You want to look like right out of Gossip Girl, not a victim from Law and Order. :)

The Maybelline Magnum Volum'Express Mascara will certainly give you the much need volume, 9x more than a regular mascara.

Maybelline Magnum Volum'Express Mascara
Php 429

There you have it, an Taylor Momsen aka Lil J inspired Smokey Look.
Next time, There will be an actual tutorial... I hope!

much love,

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  1. I'd like to try this!!! ^__^

    I also want to try the BB cream!!! ^___^

  2. Great tips and products! I can't wait till all these Maybelline products are released here :)

  3. thanks for this! i ♥ maybelline products! btw i'm a follower :))


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