Showing posts with label smokey eye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smokey eye. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MAC: GREEN SMOKEY EYE

 
 
 
 
My favorite look for a night on the town... Or to the grocery store :)
 
As always, if you'd like to recreate this look, you don't have to use the exact items that are listed below... Just something similar in color and finish.
 
 
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PRODUCTS USED:
 
    EYESHADOWS
MAC Greensmoke -- Lid
MAC Wedge -- Transition (crease and slightly above)
MAC Smut -- Outer V and crease
MAC Era -- Blend
MAC Vanilla -- Highlight
MAC Vex -- Inner corner
MAC Humid -- Lower lashline
MAC Omega -- Eyebrows
MAC Espresso -- Eyebrows
 
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl -- Smudge on lid as eyeshadow base and waterlines
Clinique Cream Liner in True Black
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
Maybelline Brow Pencil in Blonde
MAC Brow Pencil in Fling
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC25
 
 
     BRUSHES/TOOLS
MAC 217 (2)
MAC 239
MAC 219
MAC 208
MAC 210
MAC 227
Lancome Lash Curler
Brow Grooming Brush (I don't know what brand)
 

 
 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

EVERYDAY SMOKEY EYE TUTORIAL

 
 
 
You don't have to be Jersey girl to love a good smokey eye!! In today's post I'm going to show how I do a neutral, everyday version of this look. So, what makes a smokey eye a smokey eye? Well, it's placing your darkest color near the lashes and creating a gradient towards the browbone. A gradient is when you go from the darkest color to the lightest color gradually. You can do this look with any colors you wish, as long as the darkest color is by your lashline and your crease has a transition to the browbone. Keep reading to learn how to create this look!!

 
  
STEP ONE: Fill in brows and apply primer (As always, I use Urban Decay Primer Potion)


 
 STEP TWO: Apply transition shade. A transition shade is a color that is 1-3 shades darker than your skin and acts as a... well, transition from your lid to your highlight. Apply this color in and right above the crease. In order to get the right effect, you want the transition shade to be a matte or satin. Also, it is important to apply the transition shade before any other colors. I am using MAC Era, my new favorite!
 STEP THREE: Apply lid shade. I am using Brown Down by MAC but any dark brown will do. Brown Down is a matte -- you could also use one with shimmer, you'll just have to make a small adjustment in the next step. Also, leave the inner corner bare, because we want to highlight that area later.
 STEP FOUR: Apply highlight (MAC Dazzellight) to inner corner and browbone, and apply lid shadow (MAC Brown Down) to lower lashline. This highlight has shimmer, so if you used a shimmery lid shade I would use a matte shadow in this step. The reason I recommend that is because if you use only shimmery eyeshadows for a look, it can be a bit too much -- kind of like a disco ball :)
 STEP FIVE: Apply liner, curl lashes, and apply mascara.
 
 
When doing a smokey eye it is usually a good idea to do foundation last so that the darker eyeshadows that you're using don't fall down and ruin it.
 
 
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