Friday, November 19, 2010

Achieving a Perfect Smoky Eyes

Smokey eyes have always been in fashion and the secret of this trend is that it can change your look dramatically. As with any eye makeup, achieving this sexy night time look entails perfect blending. People always equate smoky eyes with black and dark gray eye shadows; but this is not necessarily true.
You can use any color: Just go for the darker shade of that color. So if you want to use green, opt for dark or emerald green to give your eyes more drama and depth.

There’s also one very important word to remember to achieve smoky eyes: smudge. You have to smudge the color around the rim of the eyes, then blend it from the outer corner of the eye going up to the fold or crease until there’s a proper mix of colors.
here are some easy steps or ways to achieving a smokey eye effect:-

1. Start by applying an eyeshadow base also known as a primer. After which apply a lighter tint of eye shadow on your lids also base, preferably something with shimmer.
2. Next, line the entire rim of eye with dark liner and smudge the line with a cotton bud. The key thing here is to not create a perfectly drawn line: You want to look like you’re wearing eye shadow, and not just eyeliner. But you also have to make sure to smudge well and evenly because you also don’t want to have an obvious, uneven line of black around your eyes this should give you a smokey effect already but if not satisfied then  you need a darker eyeshadow shade. Using an eyeshadow brush blend in color starting at your lash line, blending up. Make sure to blend color into the lash line so the eye liner disappears. Stop deep color at crease.

3. Finish with two to three coats of mascara, and make sure to go for waterproof formulations.
4. With smoky eyes, eyebrows should be understated but not obscure. You may simply groom them with eyebrow mascara in the same shade as your eyebrow hairs.

And you have a smokey look. Simple as ABC right?

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