Smokify your eye

Create a classic smokey eye

No matter what eye-colour is in seasonal radar, you can never go wrong with a smoky stare (provided you know exactly how to create one). Follow these guidelines for a pair of peepers that will be sure to attract many a wandering eye….

1. Layering is the key with any eye-shadow colour. For a smoky and smouldering set of eyes, begin with a sweep of white eyeshadow, concentrating on the inner corners of the eye.

2. Next, take a black powder-based eye colour (I love MAC’s Dark Soul pigment pot) and dab the colour above and around the outer corner of your eyes, taking it half way across your eyelid.

3. Take a subtle grey shadow and apply to the middle of your lid, where the contrasting black and white meet. Use a blending brush to soften the three colour transitions. (For a less dramatic hint of colour, opt for more humble hues; see Collection 2000’s cheap and cheerful Trio range). Remember purple shades make green eyes ‘pop’, bronzes bring out blues and earthy tones work for brown!

See here for a guide to brushes specifically for eye-make up.

4. Use a soft black kohl pencil to line the lower lids and a white pencil to line the inner eye. To elongate eyes, add a feline ‘flick’ to the outer corners with a liner pen for added precision, and draw attention to the arch of your brows using a highlighter cream.

(Image taken from pumpkincat210’s photostream)


1 Response to “Smokify your eye”

  1. December 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Good day I was luck to find your Topics in wordpress
    your subject is outstanding
    I learn a lot in your website really thank your very much
    btw the theme of you blog is really impressive
    where can find it

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

PTTS Tweets

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Bubblegum hair, a la Katy Perry, Amelia Lily & Fearne Cotton

Blog Stats

  • 28,053 hits

Blog archive


Join 13 other followers


%d bloggers like this: