Models Own Smokey Eye Kit: Seduce

I saw this smokey eye kit the other day while doing a spot of online shopping on the Models Own store. It's available in six different colour combinations and comes with a shading brush and an angled brush. I chose 'seduce'- a gold, cocoa and black mix. Inside the kit is a handy little how-to guide as well.

The idea of having the three shades in one palette is quite useful because the look is ready for you. My makeup skills are a far cry from that of an expert's and the smokey eye is probably one of the trickiest makeup techniques to master. Nonetheless, I thought I'd give it a go. Here are all the products I used (as it was a practice, I didn't want to use my expensive makeup i.e. mascara, lashes, so I chose the lower priced stuff):

Models Own Smokey Eye Kit
Sleek Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette
GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Primer
MAC Brushes:  275SE, 212SE, 219SE
Models Own Brushes: Angled Brush, Shading Brush (inside kit)
Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner
Collection 2000 Colour Lash (Black)
Collection 2000 Kohl Pencil (Black)
Miss Eylure Lashlets 
Revlon Eyelash Glue
QVS Eyelash Curler
QVS Tweezer

And here it is. Goodness. Don't laugh. I clearly need to work on my blending and tidying up, but for a beginner, I think I did quite well. Excuse the badly put on eyelash- by this point I was so frustrated about not being a pro that I just plonked it on, plus I wasn't too bothered about applying loads of eyeliner/pencil.
I had to use some "Honeycomb" from my Sleek Au Natural eyeshadow palette to help deepen the gold a little because it's so shimmery.
Practice makes perfect, eh?

In all, the Models Own Smokey Eye Kit is alright, I suppose. Theres not a huge difference in the cocoa and black so to me it kind of came out looking like I just used two colours rather than three. A lighter brown would have been nice to blend. The gold, for my skin tone, is really 'in-your-face' and even though in future I would select another medium shade eyeshadow colour, I liked the look, in general.

The kit is £8 from

What do you think of my smokey eye attempt? Have you tried the Models Own smokey eye kit before? If so, which one did you go for? What's your favourite smokey eye colour combination?

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