Friday, April 15, 2011
Smokey Eyes MakeupApplying Eye MakeupSmoky Eyes Makeup
free. To do this start with an eyeshadow base (also called “primer”). I prefer to dab at bit of MAC’s ‘paint’ on lids before shadow application. Or try Fresh Freshface Perfecting Eye Primer.
Apply eyeliner. If you’re going for a typical black, brown or gray smoky eye, apply liner in one of those colors above the upper lash line, drawing line thicker in the middle of eye. If your opting for a jewel-toned eye (violet makes a gorgeous smokey eye), line eyes with a purple, blue or deep green liner.
Blend in color on bottom lashes For color on the bottom (a key smokey eye look) you’ll want a lighter eyeliner. The key is to “smudge it.” You can also apply a bit of shadow to get full smudge effect.
Apply light base color Again, the key to a smokey eye is pairing a lighter base with the darker hue. I prefer a nice cream shade for my base. Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids to your browbone. I love Stila’s whipped eye shadows $20. The moist “mousse” consistency seems to stay on forever. My favorite colors are taupe and pearl.
Blend in darker color, but keep dark color below the crease. Now that you have the base and eyeliner on, it’s time to get the smoky effect. You need a darker eyeshadow shade. Using an eyeshadow brush blend in color starting at your lash line, blending up. Make sure to blend color into the lash line so the eye liner disappears. Stop deep color at crease.
Doublecheck your work Make sure eyes match and blend color with a Q-tip if need be.
Finish with several coats of volumizing mascara. Tried and true mascaras (featured in “Elle” magazine) include DiorShow Mascara & L’Oreal Paris Vo terms of eye makeup, is there anything sexier and more sophisticated than the classic Smoky Eye Look? There sure isn’t! That’s why almost every page of today’s magazines has a picture of a beautiful model or a celebrity sporting (what else?) – the smoky eye look!
So, if you feel you are ready to join this fabulous team, and you too want to master the Smoky Eye technic, you came to the right place! Simply follow the 7 easy steps below and before you know it, you’ll be rocking the gorgeous Smoky Eye Look yourself!
Begin by applying a light shade of concealer to the under eye area, and all over the top lid. Your mineral makeup foundation is a great concealer for this step and prepares your Eyes for the eyeshadow that you are going to apply.
First, line both the top and bottom rims with an eye pencil, paying close attention to going into the lash line itself.If you have small eyes apply liner starting from the middle of the under eye to the outside of the eye. If your eyes are large feel free to line from corner to corner.
Hint: If you are using liquid liner you can place dots on the lash line and then follow the dots to get a perfectly straight line. I knew those connect the dot puzzles I did as a kid would come in handy some day!
With a small eye shadow brush or a q-tip, soften the edges of the eye pencil line.Apply a dark shadow using a sponge-tip applicator, smudge brush or a q-tip directly over the penciled area and smudge. (If you prefer, you can use your finger tNow that you know what to use, let’s begin learning how to apply eye makeup to create brilliant, beautiful eyes.
Learn which colors are right for you.
Learn which colors are right for you.
Step One: Lids
Many eye shadows come in sets of three complimentary colors with three different values; light medium and dark. You can also choose from frosted or matte finish.
Begin by applying the lightest shade to the upper portion of your eyes, along the brow bone.
Next, use the medium shade to color your lids. Begin at the inner corner and stroke to the outer edge of the eye lid. Then use your fingertip to lightly blend the light and medium shades together where they meet near the crease.
Now it’s time to use the darkest shade to add some contouring and depth. This technique will give you that smokey-eyed look. Beginning at the inner corner, follow the crease to the outer edge of your eyes. You can also add a little more of the darkest color to edge of the lids, just above the lashes. Then, once again, use your fingertip or brush to blend and soften the lines.
Step Two: Liner
Apply a thin line of liner along the base of your lashes on top and bottom. Here are a few tips to create different effects:
To make eyes appear more wide set, begin your line one quarter of the way out from the inner corners. The beginning should be very thin, and grow slightly wider toward the edge.
To make extremely wide set eyes appear closer, apply a slight amount of the darkest shade of shadow just near the inner corners of each lid and begin your liner right at the inner edges of your lash line.
Step Three: Mascara
Mascara looks best when it is just applied to the tips of your lashes. Repeated light brush strokes should separate the lashes and build a nice coating that darkens and extends the length of your lashes. Take great care not to leave clumps of mascara on your lashes. The idea is to make them look as natural as possiip.)The shadow helps to set and soften the lolume Shocking Mascara. Elle’s