MAKE UP / Simple Smoky Eye

I had really hoped to get the new blog layout up and running this week but faced quite a few difficulties – my brother tripping over my laptop battery wire and breaking it, thereby forcing my computer to unexpectedly shut down, with no intention of restarting without a new charger, was just one of them. Therefore, I was forced to postpone the unveiling – sorry! I should have it straightened out any day now so please check back for any updates.

I hate not being able to post at least once a week, and I had this in queue, so I thought I’d go ahead and post an updated make-up tutorial. A couple of months back I posted a Natural Smoky Eye tutorial, however its since been deleted because I found a new, simpler way to get a better look.

If you plan on applying eyeshadow of any kind please invest in a  contour brush – it’s amazing and makes applying eyeshadow 10 times easier! I scored mine at Target from the E.L.F. line for $3 and it works great. (Product details at end of post).

What you will need:

1. Apply primer to your eyelids and up till eyebrow bone. I use Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer potion – it keeps my shadow from creasing for hours on end and a little goes a long way.

2. Using a flat/medium brush shadow brush, apply a light matte or shimmery shadow on entire eye lid and up to eyebrow bone.

3. Take an angled eye shadow or eyeliner brush and apply darker shadow into outside corner of eye. Do not blend in – you’ll do this later.

4. Apply the same dark shadow using a contour brush into crease of eye. (To use contour brush: open eye and place brush into crease then stroke shadow from inner corner to outer edge of eye a few times).

5. Blend in shadow that was in outer corner of eye with crease shadow.

6. Using a flat brush blend in shadow on eyelid starting from the darker shade into the lighter one. Apply more shadow if needed to make both eyes even.

7. Apply eyeliner and mascara. Remove excess makeup using a make-up remover towelette.

I love that this look takes only a few minutes and its great for day or nighttime wear, depending on the shadows you use. Of course, you might have to practice it a few times to get it the way you like it.

Product Details

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, FLIRT! eye shadow – Wink of Pink (sold at Kohl’s), Victoria Secret eye shadow – Beloved, Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner – Blackest Black, L’oreal Telescopic Mascara – Carbon Black

Face: Cover Girl Simply Powder – Buff  Beige, MAC blush – Desert Rose, MAC lipstick – Fast Play

5 thoughts on “MAKE UP / Simple Smoky Eye

  1. Great tutorial – actually, I had saved your earlier post on smoky eyes and was searching for it.(and then realised you were updating your blog) but loved this new version as well! Look forward to trying it out sometime:)

    • Thanks! Yes, I know about your fear of dramatic eyes! This one is so simple and natural – just get the brush it makes it a lot easier (even you’ll get it)! Don’t worry, you know I’m always down to do your eye makeup!

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