Ask any makeup artist the most requested look from their clients and I am willing to bet my last dollar the response is “Smokey Eyes”. Everyone wants it but few feel they possess the skill to accomplish it without ending up with what resembles a black eye.
Well Three Custom Color Specialists (one of my fav brands…search ThisThatBeauty for over 20 posts featuring the brand) offers a step-by-step tutorial on achieving the ultimate smokey eye. Listen up!
Apply our Crème Concealer/Foundation with our Concealer brush below the eyes to eliminate any darkness and onto the eyelids to create a smooth base. Pro Tip: This step helps shadow wear longer.
This modern smokey eye features a gradation of color that’s deepest at the lash lines and blended out. First, use our All Over Eye Shadow Brush to apply Cool Black Eye Shadow along the upper and lower lash lines. Next, apply Cool Smoke Eye Shadow and blend the shade up towards the brow bone. Apply a small amount of Champagne Eye Shadow near the tear duct and under the brow bone and blend. Pro Tip: For the daring, two-toned look featured on some runways, layer on a brighter shade. Try Peacock Eye Shadow or Warm Lilac Eye Shadow.
Using our Eyeliner Brush, line the inner rims of the eyes, and the upper and lower lash lines with our smooth, water-resistant Opaline Crème Eye Definer in Aurora. Blend the crème eye liner into the lashes with a small eye shadow brush with densely packed bristles, such as our Contour Brush. Pro tip: For that intense, rock star glam look, line the eyes again!
Finish the eyes with a coat of mascara and groom the brows with Tinted Brow Gel. Pro tip: A groomed eyebrow is essential for a smokey eye to look polished.
Pro tip: The eyes should be the main focus here, so keep everything else minimal.