Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How To Tuesday: Smokey Eye

There are about a thousand different ways to do a smokey eye. Different shade patterns, different colors( purples, grays, browns, navys). Different eye shapes. But we wanted to give you a general idea on how to do a smokey eye.

No real need for an introduction.

 What you'll need:
  • Lid primer.
  • 3 different color eye shadows. Light, medium, and dark.
  • Eye liner
  • Mascara

  1. Prime you lids

Because Ariel has dark skin, we used a more pink primer. But if your on the lighter side, use a nude color. Cover the entire lid, all the way to the brow.

     2. Highlight brow

Use your light eye shadow color to highlight the brow bone. We're using Jane Iredale Shell.

     3. Lid

Use your medium shadow and cover the lid up to the crease. We're using Jane Iredale Dawn

     4. Crease

Jane Iredale Dusk in the crease. Use a "pat and drag" technique. Pat your brush, then drag it a small way.

     5. Eye Liner

Use a dark liner, black will probably work best, and line the top and bottom. Also, to add to the smokey effect, line the inside of your bottom lid. Pull the eye and use a feathering technique. Don't try to drag the liner all the way across the lid in one swoop. Tip: to help keep your eyeliner from smearing at the corner, dab a bit of your medium color eye shadow there. It will help to set it.

     6. Mascara

Add a bit of mascara. Fill in your brows and you're done!

The smokey eye isn't hard to do. Six steps or less. But it's just picking the just shadow and knowing the right place to put the shadow. And well, now you do!

Have fun!

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