Wednesday, 25 June 2014

How to Get Smoky Eyes With Makeup

Things you'll need:

  • Matte Black Eyeshadow
  • Matte Light Brown Eyeshadow
  • Shimmery highlight eyeshadow
  • Business Card - You'll know why =)
  • Black Kohl 
  • Eyelash Curler
  • Mascara
  • Brushes

  1. After using eyeshadow primer, apply matte black eyeshadow all over your lid. Remember to tap off excess shadow from your brush to prevent fallout.
  2. Using a thinner brush, apply the same eyeshadow on your lower lash line.
  3. Using a business card, align it with the lower lash line eyeshadow & end of your eyebrow tail. You can also use sellotape (after getting off the extra stickiness on the back of your hand first), but a business card is better if you don't want to spoil your foundation. [If you don't want the edge, you can just make it rounded without the business card.]
  4. Press the business card like you would a ruler & apply black eyeshadow on that area between the edge & black shadow. Decide on the shape you want- you can even apply it straight up for that winged look *It was difficult for me to hold camera, card & brush at once, so it's off there. But you get the idea.
  5. Remove business card. You should see a crisp line. 
  6. Tightline your upper lash line with black kohl pencil.
  7. Also line your lower lash line going all the way to the tear duct area.
  8. Blending time: Using a light brown matte eyeshadow blend the black eyeshadow edges using window wiper & swirling motions. 
  9. Also blend the black eyeshadow on lower lash line with the same brown eyeshadow.
  10. Here, you just fill in any gaps with a liner brush or the same pencil brush.
  11. This is optional. You can use a light shimmery shade to highlight your brow bone.
  12. Curl lashes & apply black mascara on top & lower lashes. See how mascara opened up the eye? Mascara rocks! 

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