Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! I hope you are spending time with you fam and enjoying the fun holiday weekend. I had the best weekend with my fam and today, we are grilling out for the third day in the row #whoops #sorrynotsorry. This is America, after all! What is a holiday weekend in the summer without hot dogs, hamburgers and patriotic smokey eyes? This has been one of my favorite looks I’ve done in a long, long time because I have been living in minimal makeup and nude looks lately. That is summer for me, typically, but it was so fun to get out of my comfort zone and into bold smokey eyes and bright blue shadows. I hope that you enjoy this look and a peek into my Memorial Day weekend. <3 Enjoy!


Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial


Heroes Single Shadow in Indigo (only $10!!)

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean

Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette

Eylure Luxe Faux Mink Lashes

Sephora Cream Lip Stain

Glossier Lip Gloss

ABH Prism Palette

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

Memorial Day Recap:

What we did Saturday + #ootd:

Saturday, we had a big cookout with some friends and family to celebrate the kick off of the long weekend! We had a variety of yummy BBQ food like hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, baked beans and watermelon. It was so nice to get the grill out and hang out with my family. I wore my absolute FAVORITE three quarter length teeshirt dress. It is so comfortable and flattering. I love that I can wear it with so many different things. I can accessorize with literally any other color. It’s so great. I grabbed my best red sneakers from Target ($12 Keds dupes), my white jean jacket (for PURELY aesthetic reasons – it was 95 degrees aka there was no way I was wearing a jacket) and my cute little blue bag from Charming Charlie. 

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

What we did Monday + #ootd:

On ACTUAL Memorial Day, we all got up bright and early and my dad & hubby ran our church Memorial Day 5K and my mama, sister and I all walked it. I am all for exercise and getting moving but I don’t run. We had a great time walking the path and burning off some of our cookie cake from the night before. #whoops. After that, we all went home, took quick showers and got ready for the church picnic!! We all met back up with picnic blankets and more BBQ food. We got to talk and laugh with some dear friends and I also got to hang out with my new BFF – a ball python who’s name I forget right now. She was SO beautiful. Then, Adam and I went home, took a two hour nap, and took another walk outside (until the heat got to us again). It was such a wonderful day with friends and family, remembering those who give their lives every single day to keep us safe.

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial


Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Memorial Day Recap + Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

I hope that you enjoyed today’s look and that you will try to recreate this fun blue smokey eye soon (hello, fourth of July???). Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below, if you plan on trying it out yourself and what YOU did for Memorial Day weekend!!

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Carolyn | 29th May 18

    Once again girl, KILLING IT! Perfect look for the MDW! Those lashes are on fire too!

  2. Tamara | 29th May 18

    Gorgeous! I’m usually not a fan of bold colors like that, but the blue shadow is gorgeous! The whole look (hair too) is on fire! What colors of the cream lip stains did you use?

    • Taylor Mobley | 29th May 18

      Thank you girl!! I used #33 Pink Peony and #32 Nude Blush! They are so beautiful mixed together!

  3. Kimberly Burke | 29th May 18

    Your makeup is flawless!!! Looks like you had a wonderful Memorial Day!

  4. Kileen | 30th May 18

    I am loving this look babe!! That blue color is SO beautiful!!!

    cute & little

  5. Nataly | 30th May 18

    I love this eyeshadow look on you! It is so pretty!

  6. KatWalkSF | 30th May 18

    I’m literally recreating this makeup look right now!

  7. Ifeoluwa | 30th May 18

    That Blue Eyeshadow looks amazing! I wish I could put on lashes

  8. Deborah | 30th May 18

    Oh this look is beautiful! It rally brings out your eyes!

  9. Suzanne | 31st May 18

    This smoky eye look is amazing! I’m obsessed with blue at the moment

  10. Candace | 31st May 18

    Omg, blue is one of my favorite eye shadow colors and you’ve just reminded and encouraged me to do a blue smokey eye. I can’t get over how beautiful you look wearing it!

  11. Nicole | 2nd Jun 18

    You always make these looks so easy to recreate! I absolutely love your makeup tutorials and glad you had a fun day!!

  12. Gita | 10th Jun 18

    Girrrrl loving the blue smokey eye. Goes so well with your blonde hair!

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