Esqido Valentine Look15

Romantic Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial Featuring Esqido Mink False Lashes

I love a diffused brown smoky eye. It is sultry and sexy yet a little softer than a tradition grey/black smoky eye. It is also amazing for bringing out those baby blues for your hot Valentine’s date… or night in.

Romantic Brown Smoky Esqido Eye Tutorial

If you don’t have hooded lids as I do than you can probably just skip the two matte shades in the crease and just use Burberry Midnight Brown in your crease. I can do this with lovely results as well but when I have the time I like to try and sculpt my crease as best I can to create the illusion of what’s not there.


I used Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation in S101, Clarins Instant Concealer in 01, and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, and the Lancome Rose Ballerine Blush on my complexion. Lips are Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Lip Pencil in Roald topped with Rouge Bunny Rouge Glassy Gloss in Rahat Lokum.

Esqido Valentine Look15

Esqido Valentine Look14

While I use false lashes on my clients on a regular basis I’m not usually a fan of them for myself but I am so in love with the Esqido Mink Collection Lashes. They are made using hairs that are collected during the natural shedding/molting cycle of the mink so no animals are harmed.  These lashes can be worn up to 25 times vs. the usual 3-4 times you get out of synthetic lashes.


The white and rose gold packaging is beautiful and really adds to the feeling of luxury these lashes offer.


I have the two most natural looking lashes in the collection; Little Black Lash ($39.00 on sale for $34 CAD) and Unforgettable ($42.99 on sale for $36 CAD). The hairs are so fine and soft and they are placed on a ultra-light flexible cotton band that makes them so comfortable to wear, easy to apply, and incredibly natural looking. My eyes look so much more defined and impactful without the fact I’m wearing falsies even being detectable.


Esqido was founded right here in Toronto, ON Canada. You can learn more on the Esqido Mink Lashes website.


Esqido Mink Collection Unforgettable


Esqido Mink Collection Little Black Lash

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  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny
    February 6, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Hey Christa, I frickking LOVE this look on you! I actually own most of the eyeshadow shades you used, so I should try to recreate this at some point! Now I only wish I had your falsies application skills 😉

    • Perilously Pale
      February 6, 2014 at 7:57 PM

      Thank you Sunny! I think this look would look AMAZING on you! You have to do it! The trick with falsies is having ones with really thin soft bands. I can’t stand anything else! It’s easy to apply when they are flexible.

  • Janet
    February 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    What a gorgeous look!!!! 🙂

  • Cosmetics Aficionado
    February 7, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    This is SO pretty and I love the lashes!

  • Anat13
    February 8, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    That is a stunning look! Where did you put the Embrace of Cashmere?

    • Perilously Pale
      February 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      I’m so glad you commented! I didn’t even notice the end of my sentence had been cut off! Inner corner of my eye. 😉

  • BooBooNinja
    February 11, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, and !!BAM!! lashes! 🙂 I’d really like to try these lashes; maybe they’ll work for my wedding makeup.

    • Perilously Pale
      February 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      They would be perfect wedding lashes! Great impact yet so natural!

  • fantasyay
    March 1, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Hello, can you please let me know where you got those lashes in Toronto? Thanks.

    • Perilously Pale
      March 2, 2015 at 1:02 PM

      I was sent the lashes for review @fantasyay. You can order them online. The link is in the post. Thanks!


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