27
Nov
10

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)

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