Thank you so much to everyone who was liking my post last week! Since it got enough attention, I’m doing another one for you all!
This is a tutorial for the popular smokey eyes. It’s hard to get right, though, I’ll admit – but if you’re ready, I’m ready! To begin with, there are a few do’s and don’ts. The lighter your skin is, the lighter your eyeshadow should be. If you have darker skin tones, though, you can pull off darker colors better. One other big mistake people make (in my eyes, at least) is covering up their natural lip color with foundation. With *no* color anywhere else on your face, you’ll end up looking ghastly. It’s all eyes and no balance. So, to make this look better, I’m leaving my natural lip color as it is, and focusing the rest of my attention on the eyes. With all that in mind, let’s start!
1. Begin with your foundation and concealer, making sure to apply concealer under your eyes.
2. Set your whole face (and under your eyes) with powder.
3. Choose a light gray eyeshadow color, and evenly spread it on both your lids. Blend it with a brush and then your finger.
4. Using that same color, coat your brush again and reapply the color to the outside corners of your eyelids. Blend it up and out.
5. With a darker gray, apply it to the corners of your lids, blending it up and out.
6. Line your eyelids with black eyeliner, but keep the line thin.
7. Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara. I’m using L.A. Colors Bold Lash mascara in Very Black. (My favorite!)
8. (Optional) Glue on strip lashes. Skip this step if you don’t want a bold look.
9. Line the inside water line of your lower lid with black eyeliner, and apply mascara to the lower lashes.
10. Finish off with blush.
If you like, throw on some lip balm to keep your lips soft and fresh – otherwise, you’re done!
While this is an extremely popular look, it can sometimes end up looking too thick and heavy. Just remember: keep your eyeshadow light! You can always add more, but it’s hard to take it off. And this isn’t meant as an everyday look – save it for that really special day!
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