Get the Look: Smoky Eye Prom Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Hello everyone, only one tutorial to go after this one! Today's is a simple smoky eye tutorial for hooded eyelids.

You want to start this makeup look without your base. The eyeshadow application might get a little messy, so start first with the eyes, then move on to your base.

My apologies - I have my eyeliner and mascara on from a previous tutorial. Ignore that, and start with a primed eye. I used Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer. You don't want your eyebrows to be too heavy for this look. Pat a light blue shade onto the inner corner of your lid. (Here, I am using the turquoise colour from my Sleek 'Circus' palette)

Using a dark blue shimmery eyeshadow (mine here is MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Blue Flame) and an eyeshadow brush, pat the eyeshadow onto your outer lid, ending in a slight lifted sideways 'V' at the outer corner. Don't worry too much about being neat. You'll be blending it out later.

Blend the eyeshadow, taking care to focus only on the edges so as not to dull the colour and shimmer of the eyeshadow. If needed, go back over the eyeshadow after blending to maintain the intensity.

Then, dip an angled eyeshadow brush in black eyeshadow (I used Ameli eyeshadow in Black Scandal). Pull upwards a little and blend the line into the blue eyeshadow.

You basically want a gradation of colour from the inner corner to the outer corner - from light to dark.

Line your eyes (and waterlines!) with a black eyeliner. I am using Avon Supershock Eyeliner. Then, smoke out the lower lashline with a pencil liner and more of your shimmery blue eyeshadow.

Your undereye area will be very dirty by now (at least mine was!), so grab a cotton swab and soak it in some  eye makeup remover (this is why we started the makeup without the base) to clean up the undereye area. The remover I am using is the Face of Australia Oil-Free Makeup Remover.

Then, apply your foundation and concealer, and set your face with a loose powder. I used Elianto Loose Powder.

This part is important - to give some dimension to your eye, contour your eye by placing some bronzer where your crease should be, slightly above your upper lashline when your eyes are open. I am using the medium brown colour in the SAX Eye Delight Eyeshadow Palette.

Apply a highlighter to your brow bone (I am using TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer), and on the tops of your cheekbones. Contour your cheeks, then apply a pink blush onto the apples of your cheeks. I used Face of Australia Blush in Primrose.

Finally, apply a nude lipstick and a clear lipgloss. I used LimeCrime lipstick in Coquette, topped off with Clinique Full Potential Lips in Play-full.

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