How to-smoky eye

23 Jan

The smoky eye is beautiful and simple. Follow these steps for a flawless face, all night long.

Prep your lids

Eyelids tend to get greasy as the day goes on, so prep them with an eyeshadow primer, like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. I like to put a layer of translucent powder on my lids     before I start. Try Maybelline’s powder: it works well and is affordable.

Pick a light base color

Sweep a light color over the entire base of the eye. I like to use a cream eyeshadow for the base, such as Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit. If you are using an eyeshadow kit that comes with more than one color, use the one in the middle of the palette.

Pick a darker color

The color you choose should complement your base color. If your base is a light brown or gold, use dark brown. If your base is grey you can use a charcoal or black. Using an eyeshadow brush blend from the lash line up to the crease. Load your brush up again and rub it back and forth in the crease. This will push the darker color into your eyelid crease, causing the eyes to look bigger. A great line of brushes are EcoTools. They are eye and earth friendly.

Line your eyes

Line your top eyelid with a black or dark brown eyeliner. I like cream eyeliner because they create thick lines. My favorite is M.A.C. Fluidline. Sweep the eyeliner just outside your eye to create a cat eye look.

Finish with mascara

Coat your lashes with two layers of a thickening mascara, like L’ Oreal Paris Extra-Volume Collagen mascara.

You’re done! The trick to making this look work is to not over-do the rest of your make up. Stick with a nude lip and light rose blush.


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