It's probably one of the most asked questions: how do I create a smokey eye? Something that looks like the Super glam Pam on magazine covers, red carpet events and even in today's daily beauty bit with Posh Spice Victoria Beckham.
It's fairly simple, and you don't need alot of product. In fact, 2 shadows, mascara, and black eyeliner. Sure, you can add more shadows, but the basics are covered in 2 shadows, a light and a dark. It's more about technique than it is about product.
To start with: cover your eye with powder/foundation/concealer or a shadow base
Next, apply your light shadow on the brow bone area and pull downwards towards the lash line
Be sure to get a bit of color on the inside tear duct area of the eye to make it "pop"
That was easy right?
Now, using your dark shadow and a crease brush/medium sized shadow brush, begin to blend the shadow in a small triangle with a comma tail through the crease, putting most of the product on the outer edge of the eye and blending it towards the crease to make it fade
Run the brush under the eye towards the tear duct
Keep blending! The secret here is to blend! And blend some more!
Finish with black eyeliner on top and on the inside rim of the lower lid.
Put the sharpened black eyeliner or liquid eyeliner at the outer edge of the corner of the eye and draw one smooth line towards the nose.
Color in the lower rim for a more dramatic effect.
Put some mascara on! Or a set of false lashes! Now is the time to use eggplant purple mascara or deep navy to enhance the effect of your smokey eye.
Remember, the smokey eye can be a black/white shadow set, blues, purples, greens or browns. The smokey is more of a pattern of blending than it is a set of colors.
Enjoy the dramatic makeup and send some pics!
See you at the costume party makeup sessions on Friday or a workshop at your place or mine!
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