December 6, 2011

How To: The Smokey Eye


The smokey eye is perfect for any going out occasion.  My version is a lighter look, with the application of two colors; one light and one dark.  I like to use a lighter color on the inside of the eye to allow for light to bounce off of it.  This allows for your eye to look larger, as well as to enhance your eye color.  A darker color on the outside corner adds ultimate drama.  Mix any two colors together to achieve this look, as long as you follow the light vs. dark rule.  Silver and black (as used in the video) are definitely not your only color options.  Experiment with different shadows, such as browns and blues, to find the best match for your occasion and eye color.  I hope you find this helpful!

20 comments:

Emma Frances said...

This is super helpful! And it looks absolutely gorgeous!! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE this tutorial :) perfect for the holiday parties :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Inna xoxo said...

<3 this tutorial!! I cant do too dark of eyes because it makes me eyes look smaller, cuz unfortunately i wasnt blessed with huge eyes, ugh! So this was a nice alternative to a smokey eye without having to go black!!
& ofcourse, your absolutely stunning!

xoxo Inna :)
My Bloggie!

lovebug for all seasons said...

love it! i'm gonna try this with a green color.

Anonymous said...

You have beautiful skin! Have you done a skin care tutorial?

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Thanks for sharing that. Love the take on the metallics and conveniently enough I have a holiday party tomorrow night! I'm a MAC girl, so it made me even more excited!

House 54 said...

Great tutorial!

Gawgus things... said...

Oooh, how I love a smokey eye! Fab tutorial :)

Emma xx
http://www.gawgusthings.com
@gawgusthings

Shayla @ The Good Life said...

Great tutorial!! So very helpful and I love that you added what color blush and lipstick/gloss you use to complete the look. It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm definitely trying this for my holiday party! :)

Chic Coastal Living said...

You do such a great job with your make-up! I'm going to definitely try this!

Jenna Kast said...

I just have to say I LOVE your tutorials! The hairstyles you do (especially the triple bun) and the makeup are exactly my style, so it's nice to see new things I can try. And they're super easy for me to do as a new mom, so I look like I spent more time getting ready than I actually did! lol.

Whitney said...

Gorgeous!

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

Your BFF is gorg, which is only fitting. :)

Meghan said...

Love the smokey eye look. So pretty. Would have any eye color recommendations for people with blue eyes and red hair. I always have a hard time picking out colors that would look good on me.
Thanks for the help
Meghan
http://inthekitchenandonthecouch.blogspot.com/

the brunette said...

Great tutorial! My favorite that you've done is your wavy hair tutorial - it worked perfectly for me and I send it to everyone I know who's having difficulty making perfect waves.

Thanks!

Nicole said...

This is such a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Xo,
Nicole D.
The Owl Girl

Anonymous said...

What eyeliner do you use?

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