Smokey Eye Tips – Sexy Summer Eyeliner Look

Jul 30, 2013 by

Smokey eye makeup is very old type of makeup but still in fashion as old is gold.

Smokey Eye Tips - Sexy Summer Eyeliner Look

Smokey Eye Tips – Sexy Summer Eyeliner Look

The smoky eye is a of those elusive beauty looks, simple in concept but overwhelming when you’re confronted with a counter full of shadows, liners, and mascaras. We come up with simple tips and tricks to obtain the look at home. Once you have mastered the classic look, mix things up with different variations.

Smokey Eye Makeup Tips

Choose your eye shadow colours

The standard smokey eye makeup colours are, of course, black or grey. You’re however not limited to these colour choices, you may also use less intense colours for example: violet, chocolate, coffee, dark pink, copper, dark green, dark blue or purple.

Remember when selecting eye shadow shades that colours ought to be chosen keeping in mind your eye colour, hair colour and skin tone and never the colour of the clothes you wear. For smokey eye makeup you will have to choose 2 colour coordinated make up. A darker feature colour along with a lighter supporting colour.

Choose your eyeliner pencil

Select a soft eyeliner pencil of exactly the same colour or a complementary shade for your feature eye shadow. Smokey eye makeup tip: If at all possible choose a Powder liner eyeliner pencil. They’re easier to blend and are sometimes provided with a sponge tip for simple blending.

Smokey eye makeup tip: Never use liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliners be more effective for sharper lines, not really a soft and sultry finish.

Apply your eyeliner

Line both top and bottom rims of your eyes together with your eyeliner pencil. Typically you would employ a black or charcoal eyeliner pencil however, you can also use a dark eyeliner pencil that suits your feature eye shadow colour. Be sure to go into the eyelash line itself (close to the root of your eyelashes). Make sure to fill in any bare spaces between your eyelashes. Start from the inner corner of your vision with a fine line. As you go outwards for the corner of your eye make the line heavier. For those who have any hard lines by using a heavy eyeliner pencil you will need to lightly smudge the line so it’s softer and less harsh looking. This task is made a lot easier by using a Powderliner eyeliner pencil having a built in sponge tip for smudging.

Apply your foundation base

Normally you’d apply your full foundation before you apply your eye makeup. This is not the case when you are performing smokey eye makeup. You should apply your eye makeup first, this way if you get some of your eye shadow around the rest of your face you won’t ruin your foundation. This helps avoid a raccoon eye look beneath your eye. For smoother eyeshadow application, that lasts longer, you need to do however want to first use a thin layer of foundation for your eyelids followed by a thin layer of face powder to create the foundation. This will give you a clean canvas for the eye shadow and will also help to avoid the eye shadow from creasing. This can also give you more even, accurate, eyeshadow application.

Apply your eye shadows

Using your larger eyeshadow brush apply your supporting eyeshadow colour to your eyelids, as much as the base of your eyebrows.
Now, making use of your feature eye shadow colour, as well as your small eye shadow brush, apply your dark feature eyeshadow onto the eyeliner and then blend it upward towards the crease of your eyelid. When blending your feature eyeshadow keep as much of the colour intensity as you possibly can along the eyelash line especially in the outer corners of your vision.

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