Easy, Everyday Eye Look Featuring the Gabriel Eye Shadow Trio in Matte Smokey Grey



Gabriel Cosmetics offers a new lineup of beautiful, wearable Eye Shadow Trios curated to enhance your eye colour and create beautiful, wearable looks, day after day.

I have the Smokey Matte Trio, three soft, coordinated shades that enhance and play off of my stormy grey eyes. I thought it would be fun to share the trio, swatches and an easy, everyday eye look I did with this trio.


Packaged in a slender, definitely feels bargain beauty plastic compact, the three eye shades are arranged as they are suggested you use them. A soft, taupe-y grey lid colour, a deeper, grey with a hint of purple for the crease and a gentle dove grey for highlighting the brow bone and inner corner of the eye. These three shades work beautifully together and can also play very nicely with other palettes to balance shimmery shadows and round out eye looks.


Here are swatches, over lightly moisturized skin. I forgot to put primer under, as I normally do.



I started this eye look with primer. I applied the lid colour with a flat shader then blended the edges up into the crease and onto my orbital bone with a blending brush. With a soft crease brush, I picked up a little of the grey colour and rocked it into my crease, going in about two thirds of the way and up onto the outer part of my orbital bone, then picked up a little more and deepened the outer V. I ran a little bit of the same dark grey under the outer corner of my eyes. (With my dark circles, I don't know what I was thinking, there. Oh, I know... Mama likes it smokey.) After softening and blending the edges with my blending brush, I used the top, lightest tone to highlight my brow bone and inner corner. A last quick blend to soften and slightly blow out the look and it was time for tight lining and upper lash line with slate grey gel liner and lashes received a nice dose of mascara.

This is a lovely little eye shadow trio. The shadows are soft, smooth and have good pigmentation. They are a little powdery but not crazy so. I had a little bit of fallout with the deepest shade but it was easily swept away with a clean Q-Tip. These shadows apply like a dream, blend beautifully together and they wear pretty well through a long day. I do not have oily lids and I use primer. I wore this eye look for about twelve hours and there was no creasing and minimal fading when I sat down at my dressing table to remove it.

If you like what you see, you can buy a Gabriel Eye Shadow Trio from the Gabriel Cosmetics website and from Whole Foods stores that carry cosmetics. We have a teeny-tiny Whole Foods, here in Prescott... I should pop in and see of they carry Gabriel. Parking around that store is a nightmare... Why they didn't take over a larger retail space with better parking is beyond me. There are plenty of open store buildings around here. But I digress.

Gabriel Cosmetics Eye Shadow Trios are cruelty free, vegan and gluten free.

Have you tried the Gabriel Eye Shadow Trios? What do you think?


26 comments

  1. Allison @neversaydiebeautyJune 15, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    I love mine. They were great neutral shades for me.

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  2. Love this basic look. Definitely appropriate for anywhere!

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  3. Pretty colors, the palette looks like the ones from Revlon? You know me I much more love bright and sparkly things but these are great everyday colors!

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  4. I like the look of this palette! The colors work so well together.

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  5. This palette is so on trend for creating the Brown smokey eye. Love it.

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  6. This is a pretty eye look! I read good things about this brand and their shadow trios!

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  7. Kimberly PurcellJune 15, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    The reason I love shades like this is that they are always proper no matter what. You can wear them anywhere, anytime.

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  8. The colors are gorgeous and I love how they look on you.

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  9. A very nice everyday matte eyeshadow trio this is.

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  10. It's a nice daytime look on you!

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  11. packaging reminds me of covergirl

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  12. beautiful look - Loving those shades on you

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  13. That's too matte for me but I love my shimmer one from them which barely has any shimmer.

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  14. OOO Very pretty shades. I hadn't heard of that brand before but it looks nice.

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  15. This palette has such pretty shades and perfect for Travel. I have tried a few things from Gabriel and have always enjoyed what they offer so it's great to see they have eye shadow palettes.

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  16. Lisa Marie HeathJune 17, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Looks like a nice, simple palette to take on trips!

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  17. I've really been into more subtle but smokey grey eyes lately. So pretty!

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  18. I was so happy to get a chance to try one of their new trios. The quality is there, for sure. I have liked the Gabriel items I have received.

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  19. I really like the other Gabriel items I have tried. These shadows are good quality.

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