Sunday, October 11, 2009

6 Steps for Creating a Perfect Smokey Eye Look

Step 1 - Getting Your Eyes Ready

Begin by applying a light shade of concealer to the under eye area, and all over the top lid. Your mineral makeup foundation is a great concealer for this step and prepares your Eyes for the eyeshadow that you are going to apply.

Step 2 - Using the 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.

Hint: If you are using liquid liner you can place dots on the lash line and then follow the dots to get a perfectly straight line.

Step 3 - Adding the Shadow

With a small eye shadow brush or a q-tip, soften the edges of the eye pencil line.

Apply a dark shadow using a sponge-tip applicator, smudge brush or a q-tip directly over the penciled area and smudge. (If you prefer, you can use your finger tip.)

The shadow helps to set and soften the look.

Step 4 - The Final Touch

Next apply a lighter shadow in a neutral tone with a larger eye shadow brush, I like to use the wet/dry brush.

Encircling the entire eye area, be sure to soften and graduate outward for that perfect blended look. then add Mascara

Step 5 - Cleaning up The “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.

Step 6 - Going Super-Dramatic

Want a more dramatic look add more Shadow and Mascara! If you are looking for the most dramatic effect be sure to curl those lashes and apply 2-3 coats of black mascara!

Hint: Want your eyes to look larger - Pull your liner upward when lining your bottom lashes instead of out from the top liner! This will make your eyes look larger and rounder! And you’ve got the look!

P.S. if you'd like, add an outer layer of any color eye shadow depending on your attire for a "How You Doin?" look!

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