The smokey eye is my all time favorite makeup look. There is a common misconception that "smokey eyes" are just for night-time looks however it can in fact be the perfect day time look, by using more natural tones.
At first "the smokey eye" can seem like a daunting challenge to overcome, that is why I chose to teach you how to do a simple, elegant smokey eye.
So, get out your brushes and makeup, and follow this step by step guide to the perfect everyday look.
S T E P 1
Foundation : Begin by applying moisturizer onto your face. The moisturizer not only helps set your foundation but it also gives your face a nice dewy glow. Now apply your foundation evenly onto your face. Try not to go overboard, the aim is to have a flawless finish not a painted on look.
S T E P 2
Eyebrows : Now it is time to get those brows on fleek. Simply start by positioning them with your brow brush. Line your eyebrows, with a brown, brow pencil and fill them in, where need be. Do so in short quick strokes going in the direction of the hairs. Take a light concealer/ foundation and outline the brow line both top and bottom. Go back and blend blend, blend.
S T E P 3
Eyeshadow : Begin by putting a base colour all over your eyelid. I like to opt for a nice natural brown. Go ahead and apply the gold onto your eyelid. Then begin to apply your darker colour onto the crease and blend it into the middle of the eyelid. Put your eyeliner on and apply a light colour (i.e white or gold) in the corner of your eyes. Apply a light shadow on your brow bone to emphasize your eyebrows and put on your lashes and/or mascara to finish the look.
S T E P 4
Blush : When applying your blush make sure the colour is not to bright nor to dark. I like to smile and apply the blush in an upward direction starting from the apples of my cheeks.
S T E P 5
Lips : Apply some lip balm, line your lips and then add some bombdiggity lipstick. Don't be afraid to go bold. There is nothing better then a girl who knows how to rock some awesome lipstick.
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