This classic way of applying eye makeup is the most sensual and with a little twist it will look great with our festive theme.
Apply a light covering of shimmery eye shadow in either nude or white to the entire eye.
Using grey or brown eye shadow with a slight hint of glitter or shimmer apply from just above the upper lash line to just above the crease of the eye so that you can see a hint of brown/grey when the eye is open.
Now working from the inside of the eye towards the outside on the lid sweep some black matt eye shadow on the lower part of the eye i.e. below the crease not going more than half way towards the outside of the eye .
Next use a damp q-tip with a little black eye shadow and Smudge a line across the top lash line and a little extra to the top outer corners.
Now you just need to apply a little sparkly nude or white eye shadow just below the brow and on the inner corner of your eye.
Lightly line the bottom of your eye with eyeshadow – brush from the outside of the eye to the inside so that the darkness gradually fades as it gets closer to the middle where you will stop lining. Coat your lashes with a few coats of your favourite mascara.
This smokey eye look seemed so easy! I will definitley need to give it a try. Here are some products and techniques used in the smokey eye vid:(Optional) Apply a translucent powder under your eye to catch any eye shadow fallout! Using a MAC 217 brush, apply MAC Paint in Bare Canvas from lash-line to crease Use MAC e/s in Contrast in your “outer-v” and sweep inward into your crease Blend out any harsh lines Next, use the Stila Kajal Eye Liner in black to line your water line Using a smudger brush, smudge the liner into and below your bottom lashes Soften the “smudge line” under your lashes with a q-tip
Step 1: Apply foundation followed by concealer (if necessary). Apply what you have learnt from the previous two features. I hope you were paying attention!
Step 2: Line the top lid and bottom lid with black or charcoal matte eyeshadow. Draw a thicker, heavier line than the typical thin eye liner. Make sure to extend the lining on the top lid to the outer corners of the eyes for the cat eye effect.
Step 3: Gradually smudge the black/charcoal eyeshadow on the top lid upwards at an angle towards the direction of the ending of the eyebrows. You may need to add more eyeshadow as you smudge. The lid should be darker and the eye should gradually get lighter as you move upwards. Smudge the lower lid very lightly. Together this is what really gives the smokey eye effect.
Step 4: Apply a nude coloured shimmer eyeshadow from the tear ducts towards the eye and up towards the eyebrow. Blend well. Add black eyeliner (pencil or liquid, for more advanced users) to the upper and lower lid. Remember to go out to the corners of the eyes to keep the cat eye effect. Finish with mascara.
Step 5: Fill in eyebrows. You can use either pencil or black powder (brown for some others). This makes a drastic difference in the appearance of the eyes. The look becomes fuller and brighter.