I've been wanting to do a smokey look for myself but I am scared of making my eyes look too dark and dramatic! I wanted a smokey look that doesn't look too scary. HELP!
A., this look is dedicated for you and to the rest of the population, like me, who aren't comfortable with smokey eyes as well. SHOCKER right? Well people who knew me knows that I'm into neutral and natural look rather than dramatic. But it doesn't hurt to shock the hell out of the people you meet right? Once in awhile..once in awhile :)
inspired by Majestic mineral e/s from Joppa
Apply a dark base, in my case MAC's Shadestick in Sharkskin on the crease area going a bit beyond. Doesn't have to be perfect and blend it well with a taklon brush or your fingers.
Flipping the same brush on the other side, pat on Joppa's Majestic mineral e/s (or any loose e/s that looks like yellowish gold dust) on the crease area only. Again, using patting motion!
Using a blending brush, brush on a matte neutral color a bit lighter than your skin tone on the browbone area gently blending on the inner corner of the eyes.
Tightline with Urban Decay's 24/7 eye pencil in Zero (black), include upper and lower lashline.
Apply Urban Decay's 24/7 eye pencil in Yeyo (white) on the inner sides of the eyes to create a nice pop.
Using any liner brush or pencil brush, smudge the black eyeliner with a matte e/s to "set" the liner.
Here's a dark smokey eyes that has
a nice pop of sunshine! :)
And what's on the rest of my face?
For the face:
Ellana Intensive Mineral Foundation in French Vanilla Latte
using EDM's Flat Top Brush
For the cheeks:
Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Blush in Gentle Pink
using Charm Blush Brush from the Charm Travel Case
For the lips:
Kiehl's Lip Blam #1
NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose
Thanks for the request, I do take some time due to cropping and taking of photos! But I am seriously loving it and it's great to share some ideas yourself!!! What's the best smokey eyes that doesn't look too "wham! bam! boom!" for you?