Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

For the smokey eyes

  •  To begin, cleanse tone and moisturise models face. As we are using dark colours for the eyes, I tend to complete the eye makeup prior to the application of the base/foundation.
  •  Apply a lid primer (I used Smashbox photo lid primer) this will allow a longer lasting eye shadow and a more even application.
  •  Using three shades of eye shadow, a pale cream, a grey and a charcoal (MAC) I firstly applied the lightest shade all over the lid. I then used the grey (medium colour) to contour the crease of the eye lids. This will give a blended out effect when the darkest shade is applied.
  • Finally using the charcoal colour, apply a layer over the base of the lid making sure it meets the grey eye shadow for a blurred effect). Also blend some charcoal shadow underneath the eye to widen the look of the Smokey eye.
  •  Apply black pencil liner to the bottom waterline. (Lancome)

The best brushes to use for the eyes are a large flat eye shadow brush, a crease brush and a loose crease brush (I used a mixture of Smashbox and Givenchy)

For the face

  •  Use a primer for the base.
  •  Apply a layer of foundation.
  •  Use a concealer or a lighter foundation to contour the lighter parts of the face to contour.
  •  Use a powder to set the makeup.
  •  Using a contour palette with shades of browns contour the cheekbones and nose area.
  • Finally you will need to fill in the brows; I used a blackup brush with a Smashbox powder palette.

Brush wise you will need a foundation brush, powder brush and contour brush and angled brow sculptor.

 For the lips

I used a blackup M17 lipstick with a matte finish.

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Finished smokey eye makeup
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