Archive | November, 2011

The Perfect Smoky Eye

22 Nov

Smoky eyes have been around for decades, and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.  Whether you’re a beginner that keeps it simple or a dedicated fan that goes all out, the classic smoky eye is the perfect look for a night out.  Read on to find out how to achieve the perfect smoky eye!

1.  Pick your shadow.  Black shadow with some glitter draws the most attention for a glamorous evening look.  I personally think Lancome makes great shadows – the colors slide on and last for hours.   Stila also makes a great smoky-eye palette that has its own talking tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

Lancome Ombre Absolue Duo, $35

Stila Smoky Eye Palette- The Platinums, $40

2.  Start with a contour.  With a brush or sponge applicator, apply the lighter color shadow in the palette on the eyelid and above the crease, about halfway to the eyebrows.

3.  Carefully apply.  With a pointy sponge applicator, apply the black shadow on your lids, making a “v” shape to extend out past your lids.

4.  Add details.  Trace the corner of your lids with black eye pencil or black liquid liner.  Extend the liner and make a wing for the cat-eye effect.

Liquid liner goes a long way...

5.  Fake it.  Pop on some false lashes to finish the look! (See Oct 15 post for a great how-to.)

Kim Kardashian demonstrates a perfect smoky eye!