The Daily Face - December 8, 2011 - Smokey Eye
under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325
eyeliner: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
eye shadow: MAC in Electra, NARS Due in Eurydice
eye brows: MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Fling
eye lashes: Lancome Hypnose Drama
cheeks: NARS Cream Blush in Penny Lane
If you wear makeup it’s a good idea to master the classic smokey eye; it’s versitile and always looks good. You can achieve the smokey eye effect with any color really, but classically it’s done with greys and blacks.
I started by lining the lid with MAC Blacktrack, including the inner rims. I didn’t take the liner all the way to the inner corner of the eye, however feel free to do so. If I were going to a party I would likely extend the liner to the inner corners of the eye.
Next I applied MAC shadow in Electra to the lid from the liner to the crease. Then using the black shadow from the Eurydice Duo (you can use any black shadow you have) I blended it into the outer corners of the lid and into the crease. The trick to the smokey eye is a lot of blended, do be afraid to go over the shadow a lot with the brush. Be sure not to take the black shadow too far towards the inner corner of the eyes, you want to see that light silvery-grey tone.
Next I blended the shadow around the outer corners of my eyes and lightly below the lower lash line. The shadow on the lower and upper lid should connect around the outer corner of the eye. Blending the black shadow below the lower lash line is what makes the smokey eye, so don’t skip this step.
As a trick it always helps me to use the eye socket bones as a guide, meaning the black shadow should run along the edge of the bone at the eye crease and also at the outer corner of the eye. If you’re feeling really fancy you can add some highlighter to the brow bone, but be careful because it’s easy to get into drag queen territory with a smokey eye.
Last I applied the cream blush to the apples of my cheeks with my finger.