February 4, 2011

The Subtle Smokey Eye

(Breakdown of the look at the bottom of the page)

The Subtle Smokey look is like the black belt of beauty; master this and you'll never be caught unprepared again.

Largely made popular by the Kardashians in pop culture, with their brown and black neutral smokey looks, a smokey eye may look daunting but with practice it can be subtle, quick and *gasp!* even easy

Perfect example was today's look:

To create this smokey eye I started with an all over skin tone color (brule). This creates a nice smooth base for my blending. I then start with the lightest color (tete-a-tint) from lashline to just above crease; Next darker (cork) from lash to crease and lastly, the darkest color (carbon) smudged right into my lash line. Taking a clean MAC 224 brush, I blended the colors together for a seemless transition from dark to light!

The end result is a subtle, yet striking, smokey eye that could be dressed up or down - ready for anything in five minutes flat. Two coats of mascara (Covergirl Lashblash Volume), a peach lip and cheek...Watch out world, I'm coming for ya.


Estee Lauder Doublewear Powder in Ecru


Ripe Peach Ombre from MAC (discontinued)


Rimmel lipliner in 057 Ravish, L'Oreal Rouge in Perpetual Peach, MAC dazzleglass in Euro Beat

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