The Clinique Smoky Eye

If I remember rightly my first high end makeup love was back when I was 15 in the form of a single Clinique eyeshadow in Daybreak – a pearly, glowing nude shade. I’ve tried so many different eyeshadow formulas and to this day I think they have got to be my favourite. Recently I’ve fallen in love with the single shadows all over again but this time I’ve been loving something a little more warm and smokey than usual.

The star of the show here has got to be the Clinique Black Honey Eyeshadow*, a dark reddy/brown shade that can be used in the crease or blended all over for a smokey eye with a slightly different twist. Then we have At Dusk, a golden orange that can be sheered out for a light wash or built up for something a little more intense. In the photos above I blended Black Honey through the crease and into the centre of the lid over At Dusk. The two created a copper toned smoky eye that I fell in love with. I wore mine with a flick of liquid liner as we were shooting outfit photos, but it looks just as good with a smudge of brown kohl liner across the lash line.

P.S Ignore my wonky liner and unruly brows, it was one of those days…


  1. Stephanie Tang
    24 Jan 2014 / 9:33 am

    This look is so gorgeous! I've never tried any Clinique shadows before but they look fantastic. Must try them soon!
    Stephanie | Love, August

    • Francisca
      24 Jan 2014 / 8:51 pm

      it seems great ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Rachel
    24 Jan 2014 / 9:38 am

    you look gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ these shades really compliment your eyes! making a mental note to check out black honey over the weekend xx

    rachel x

  3. Sybil Mae
    24 Jan 2014 / 9:41 am

    Such a gorgeous, subtle smoky eye ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Rachel
    24 Jan 2014 / 9:51 am

    gorgeous colour! I definitely need to try Clinique's make up, i always overlook it and just head straight for the skin care!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  5. Anya
    24 Jan 2014 / 9:57 am

    I love your makeup here! I don't think I'd be able to pull off warm tones quite as well as you, but the colours are so pretty x

  6. jessica rose
    24 Jan 2014 / 10:03 am

    Lovely colour..really suits your colouring. x


  7. Emma Payne
    24 Jan 2014 / 10:06 am

    Looks stunning, I've never tried clinique make up before and usually stick to my trusty urban decay eye shadows, but this is lovely.

  8. Olivia Boros
    24 Jan 2014 / 10:12 am

    I wanted to but the mono eye shadows this Christmas cause I read on Paula's Choice that they were good, but I bought a quad instead (I think it is called Pink Chocolate), I found the mono too expensive (for just one colour). Are you happy with the quality? Your makeup looks great!

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  9. Sara Chergui
    24 Jan 2014 / 10:22 am

    Great shades !

  10. casuallyawkward
    24 Jan 2014 / 11:35 am

    This eye look is absolutely stunning, those colours work so beautifully for your eyes and complexion

  11. Rachael McClenaghan
    24 Jan 2014 / 11:43 am

    Ohhhhh must check out this shade when I am back in to work! This colour really suits you!

    Rachael x
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  12. Daniela Maria
    24 Jan 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Suzie you are flawless! Such a stunning look. You really suit these colours and I love the Black Honey shade especially!

  13. Sophie Carter
    24 Jan 2014 / 1:16 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous as per usual! I love the colour as well. I've never really given much thought to Clinique eyeshadows but I think I might have to now! xx

  14. Sarah Willoughby
    24 Jan 2014 / 1:26 pm

    What wonky eyeliner.
    You are perfection incarnate ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Moira Parton
    24 Jan 2014 / 1:33 pm

    Love this simple eye look, it looks so feminine and just plain gorgeous! x

  16. Amber Hunter
    24 Jan 2014 / 1:46 pm

    This is such a nice change of pace from other smokey eyes–you don't always see them in this coppery hue. I love how it plays off your skin tone! Thanks for sharing this look Suzie!
    Lovely Notions

  17. Leanne Webber
    24 Jan 2014 / 2:02 pm

    This looks so pretty!
    Makes me want to just go out and buy them now

    Please check out my beauty blog xx

  18. Roxanne
    24 Jan 2014 / 3:44 pm

    Black Honey is one of my favourite shades, reviewed it last year and still cant get enough of it! x

    Roxanne | Sweet Style Beauty

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    24 Jan 2014 / 4:35 pm


  20. Rikki Poynter
    24 Jan 2014 / 4:45 pm

    I really want to try Zoeva makeup brushes…


  21. Mitangi Parekh
    24 Jan 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Beautiful colors!! And they look absolutely fantastic on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Maddy
    24 Jan 2014 / 5:12 pm

    I love this look, the colours are so gorgeous and really suit your skin tone! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  23. olis
    24 Jan 2014 / 5:17 pm

    Oh my God! This looks stunning!

  24. Amelia
    24 Jan 2014 / 5:36 pm

    That brown is so lovely and warm! Gorgeous.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

  25. Dannii Ofe
    24 Jan 2014 / 5:49 pm

    Love this look, definitely going to try out some clinique eyeshadows!

  26. Siska
    24 Jan 2014 / 5:49 pm

    you look so hot!

  27. Kyllie
    24 Jan 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Me encanta la sombra oscura de Clinique, el tono es precioso!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  28. Emily Magee
    24 Jan 2014 / 7:25 pm

    I really really like this!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURNย 

  29. itspinkpot
    24 Jan 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Love Black honey ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a pretty look!

  30. Marlenne
    24 Jan 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I like the Clinique eyeshadows! These two look really good, especially Black Honey. I have the Jenna's Essentials quad, that one is really nice too!

  31. Kerry Dyer
    24 Jan 2014 / 8:44 pm

    oh lovely colour! x

    Kerryย @ little bits of luxury

  32. Stephanie
    24 Jan 2014 / 9:01 pm

    Lovely colours! You look fabulous!

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  33. Celina
    24 Jan 2014 / 11:51 pm

    This looks so beautiful! I'll definitely have to take a look at these shadows in stores.
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  34. Amy Keeling
    25 Jan 2014 / 12:19 am

    You look gorgeous! I have never tried any make up products from Clinique, I will stop by and have a look next time.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  35. Zazie Bibi
    25 Jan 2014 / 2:09 am

    absolutely love your eyebrows suzie! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  36. Aerin Downs
    25 Jan 2014 / 11:16 am

    Lovely! xx

  37. Tiny Alis
    25 Jan 2014 / 12:06 pm

    I love the look of Black Honey! You look gorgeous in these pics ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tiny Alis

  38. Anna Michalska
    25 Jan 2014 / 5:20 pm

    Great make-up ! + very interesting blog

  39. Lauren Wanders
    25 Jan 2014 / 8:00 pm

    Beautiful look! xx

  40. Simplybeautifulelegant
    25 Jan 2014 / 9:40 pm

    great post.

  41. Sian Marie
    26 Jan 2014 / 3:59 pm

    This is so pretty!


    28 Jan 2014 / 10:34 am

    Stunning! I will definitely try out some clinique eyeshadows soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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