Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Use a trio of colors for a smokey eye. You need one color the shade of your skin, one light color for a highlight & a deep color to achieve the depth in your crease for the smokey effect.  
From Left to Right
  1. MAC Eyeshadow in Grain $14.50 - Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush (I like to use the MAC 217 Blending Brush $22.50 to apply the medium toned shade all over my eyelid up to my eyebrow. Use circular motions to make sure you completely & evenly blend the color.
  2. MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom $14. 50 - Use the same MAC 217 Blending Brush to apply the lightest color right below your eyebrow & blend well. This step can also be done last.
  3. MAC Eyeshadow in Folie $14.50 - Use an eyeshadow brush (I recommend the MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush $24.50) with the darkest color. Pack the color onto the brush & then pack it in the crease of your eye. I like to also apply color to the outer corner of the top lash line .
  4. Use the MAC 217 Blending Brush in circular motions to blend the darkest color so it melds together well. You do not want to see where on color starts & another ends.
  5. Repeat step #3 if you want a more intense color.
  6. Line your upper and lower lid with your preferred pencil. I love MAC Kohl pencils & Sephora Long Lasting Eye Liner $10.
  7. Pile on 2 or 3 coats of mascara onto (CLEAN) lashes. 
  8. Fill in any sparse areas in you eyebrows. This will complete your look. I love MAC!
Tip: Bring your eyeshadow brush & the deepest color in the trio to work with you. Use the brush to apply a deeper coat in your crease & outer corner of your eyes to transition your look from day to night.
Tip: This smokey eye can be done with any trio of colors. Apply the medium toned color all over your eyelid, up to your eyebrow. Apply the lightest color under your eyebrow as a highlight. Use the deepest color in your crease & DON’T FORGET TO BLEND!
Tip: A great way to make this look stand out is to use a deep metallic/shimmery color in your crease. Another way to transition the look from day to night!

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