Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Tip: Bright Smokey Eye

Tutorial Tuesday: November Tips

How to create a bright smokey eye look

Tools: Revlon Photoready Eye Shadow Palette in METROPOLITAN, Too Faced Better Than… Mascara, ELF Studio Blush in TWINKLE PINK, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Pencil in GLINDA (Limited Edition OZ palette)

Eyes: Apply an eye shadow primer all over lid and onto brown bone. Start with your base shadow. Use a light shimmer in your skin’s natural undertone (mine is pink so I used a pale pink shimmer from the Revlon palette) apply this shadow onto your eyelid just underneath the brown bone. Apply on the inner upper and lower eye corners and blend onto the rest of the eye lid. Next, take a shimmering gray shadow and apply it on the outer 1/3 of your lid. Blend into the outer part of your eye’s crease only. Blend away the demarcation between the gray and the shimmering base color. Next, apply a brown shadow to your upper outer lash line. Concentrate the color on the outer ¾ of the lash line only. Line your lower outer ¾ lash line with the shimmering gray. Skip eyeliner for a day look and then just add mascara.

Face: Add a soft blush that mirrors the base shadow that you used. Ladies with yellow undertones can use a shimmering light brown blush. Ladies with rich orange undertones can use a shimmering orange blush in apricot (for lighter orange tones) or a shimmering deep burnt orange with hints of red for a deeper skin tone. Shimmer blushes should be applied a little higher since shimmer "highlights" parts of your face. Focus the color on the tops of your cheekbones and blend upward at an angle into your temples. 

Lips: Finish using a natural looking hue that has subtle shine. Stay away from the shimmer on your lips to prevent you from looking a little too glowy. Instead, concentrate on finding a gloss that has “vinyl” or “wet” in the description. Choose a color that coordinates with your lip’s natural hue. My lips are a dark rose pink naturally. So I always choose natural colors that tend to be on the pink side. This prevents me from looking washed out and dead.

 Where to Wear?

1. Thanksgiving: Here’s a simple makeup look that is presentable for all families and looks nice in photos.

2. Work: During the holiday season, change up your go to work look for this (the shimmer makes your look more awake and ready for business).

3. Casual outing: Not the type of girl to go full makeup on a date? No need to; but change up your look here and there and you will start to notice how certain features can be emphasized just right! 

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