The key to the perfect Smokey eye is proper blending. You want to make sure colors are blended together flawlessly. You can do Smokey eye make up by the following simple steps,
Oct 29, 2011 No Comments
Smokey eyes have become a classic party eye makeup look. The secret of this trend’s popularity is that smoky eyes can change your face dramatically, transforming the girl-next-door into a stylish diva. Once you learn and master these application and blending techniques, the transition will take you only a few minutes. You can then have irresistible-looking eyes, even if they are not big or bright
· Apply other make up first;
Skip adding concealer under your eyes though, since eye shadow “fallout” will get trapped there and make your eyes look dark. Instead, apply your concealer after you finish your eyes. Also, make sure you get your blush in place before starting your eyes. When you have blush on your cheeks, it helps you to not overly makeup your eye area
· Prepare eyelid;
Prepare your eye lid for make up by removing the oil from your eye lids. it is the key to keeping eye shadow from melting into your eyelid crease as the day goes on.
· Apply eye liner;
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
· Apply black eye shadow;
Use either the sponge-tipped applicator that comes with eye shadow, or a Q-tip, to apply black powder eye shadow over the now softened eyeliner. Only do the top lid for now, since you have not applied your under eye concealer yet. Once you apply the eye shadow, use the applicator, the Q-tip, or your finger to gently smudge the shadow
· Blend color on bottom lashes;
To get a key Smokey eye look you’ll want to use a eyeliner pencil because they’re easiest to smudge. Once the line is drawn, run your finger over it to smudge the line. You can also apply a bit of shadow to get full smudge effect.
· Apply general eye shadow;
You will need to choose a nice brown or gray shadow to apply to your eyelid area. If you can’t decide, go for one that is a combination of both. You should apply the color with either the applicator or an eye shadow brush, starting at the lash line and going to the crease of your lid, and ending directly under your brow bone. The basic effect will look like an oval when you close your eye, more or less.
· The final touch;
Next apply a lighter shadow in a neutral tone with a larger eye shadow brush, Encircling the entire eye area, be sure to soften and graduate outward for that perfect blended look.
· Apply mascara;
Try using good black mascara, and make sure to apply 2-3 coats on top and at least 2 on bottom.
· Cleaning up territory;
Brush away any shadow that has fallen below the eye with a fluffy brush and clean up any areas that have smeared with a q-tip
If you want to go for a classic smoky eye look, lightly line lips with a natural color and add some sheer color in peach, caramel, or barely there pink. Both, the nude lip and the deep dark pout are very “it” this season. So, it’s up to you to decide which look is better for you.
And the last, but not least, don’t forget to put some natural looking blush on your cheeks. It will ad some color to your complexion.