Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Smokey eye Tutorial for Beginners.

Hello my pretty ladies.Yes this is one of those late night posts to combat mid -week crisis.
I know we have all tried that smoky eye secretly but failed miserably at times,I have to confess that I have ended up with raccoon eyes even at parties! :/
Here's a step by step tutorial for a basic smokey eye.

How one end's up getting that  greyish look with fallouts allover  the face.

So here we will try and re-create a simple brown-black smoky eye for starters.

1.First and foremost I like to prep my eyes with a metallic primer.(This makes the shadow last way longer and also gets that canvas ready for your inner Picasso to be unleashed).The key to keeping eyeshadow from melting into your eyelid crease as the day goes on is to kept eyelids oil-free.

2. Apply a cream concealer over your eyelid to create a smooth base for your eyeshadow.I have used Maybelline Tattoo Eyeshadow in the shade here.
3.Use a pencil liner (black or gray looks best) to trace your top lashline from the inner corner to the outer. Then, use the same pencil to dot between your lower lashes.
4.Blend in the harsh liner on your lashline and wterline.Use black/brown eyeshdow to blend in.The more efforts you put in blending(light-handed)better the results..Blend in color on bottom lashes For color on the bottom (a key smokey eye look) you'll want to use a eyeliner pencil because they're easiest to smudge. Once the line is drawn, run your finger over it to smudge the line. You can also apply a bit of shadow to get full smudge effect. 

5. Sweep powder shadow (brown, gray and dark green all work with black or gray liner) over your lid and into your crease, blending the color up and outward.
TIP: To prevent color from fading and give your lids a more shimmery finish, pat a cream shadow over the concealer on your lid first, wait five minutes, then top with a matching powder shadow.
Go for black, gray, brown or if you want "color," dark green shadows and liners. 
6.Add a little concealer or white pencil(like Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk or Yoghurt) and blend in the browbone area with the help of your finger.

 7.Dust a lighter, neutral eyeshadow closest to your skin's true complexion over just your browbone.

8.Clean  up the excess with your makeup remover.
9.Add concealer under your eye and buff with pressed powder. Finish with two coats of black mascara.

10.And here's the finished look.

I like to do my smoky eyes before putting any face products on as there will be fallout's indefinitely.Another option to prevent fallout's are to use a scotch tape or buff some loose powder under your eye and later brush it off.
Products Used:
1.Oriflame Concealer in a stick
2.Maybelline BB cream stick in the shade Fawn
3.Faces long wear Pencil in Black
4.L'oreal Mineral Kohl
5.Acme Palette(I use the shimmery brown shade)
6.Clinique Palette(I use the dark plum shade)
7.Oriflame VeryMe Big Lashes Mascara

Hope the tutorial was easy and simple to understand.I would  love to hear back from you.
Till then take care.

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