Get the Look: Blue Smoky Eye

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yes, another post. With my face in it. About a smoky eye. I am that predictable.


I just had to share, because I was so excited about doing it myself. I hope this tutorial helps those of you looking for a  smoky eye to wear out at night, whether it be clubbing or on a date.

p.s. Sorry about the eyebrows, I was trying out a new brow pencil. I swear they don't look that brown in real life!

Take a medium gray shadow (I used the top left shadow in the Prestige Loving Minerals Quad) and apply it to your crease.
A good way to do this is to put a crease brush in the middle of your eyelid and then open your eye. Trace your brush back and forth in the hollow that you will feel when your eyes are open.

Make sure to blend properly so there are no harsh lines.

Apply a cream eyeshadow to your lid and blend upwards into the medium gray colour in your crease. I used Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Smut.

Take a dark blue eyeshadow (like Avon's True Colour Eyeshadow in Midnight Plum) and fill in the outer corner of your eyes in a sideways 'V' shape. Blend the colour out, and into the medium gray in the crease.

Use a shimmery lavender/light blue colour on the inner 2/3rds of your lid. I am using L'Oreal's Gloss Lines Glistening Shadow Liner in Lavender Glow. Pat it out to blend (it's better to use your fingers with this shadow liner because the warmth from your fingers helps to even out its texture) into the dark blue shadow.

Pat a lavender/light blue coloured eyeshadow on top of the shadow liner. Here, I used Pupa's Eyeshadow Duo

Draw a thick line on both your lower and upper lashlines, winging out the upper line just a little at the outer corners. (Please excuse the picture colour and quality, it was getting dark)

Using an eyeliner brush, take the dark blue shadow used earlier in your outer 'V' and apply it on top of your eyeliner. Create a soft smoky effect by extending the eyeshadow beyond the thickness of the eyeliner.

Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks (my blush is Bare Minerals' All Over Face Colour in Bare Radiance) and then sweep luminizer (TheBalm's Mary Lou-Manizer) onto the tops of your cheekbones, under the brows, on the inner corners of your eyes, and on the bridge of your nose.

Apply nude coloured lipstick (my favourite is NYX Round Lipstick in Circe). To balance out the nude colour so you don't look too washed out, apply a pink-ish lipgloss. I used Clinique Full Potential Lip Gloss in Play-full.

And there you have it!

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