So when I think of the classic smokey eye I think of the traditional colors (black & grey). So I tweaked it a tad bit with the colors to fit my personal taste. I feel the traditional black is not flattering for my eye shape and skin tone. As I'm sure many of you picked up that I love my neutral eyeshadows and earth tone shades. For this smokey eye I used a dark brown and a taupe shade.
*Feel free to use darker shadows as it suits your taste. Follow my guidelines and you'll be ready to hit the town with a sexy smokey eye in no time :-D
*** Colors are washed out! i am still trying to find the right settings on my camera to fix this...Sorry ***
|Start With Bare eye lids!!|
|Add base! Across entire lid up to brow--(Mac Painterly Paint Pot)|
|Place ya darkest color on your lid. Careful not to go past your crease!|
|Using a medium shade and a fluffy brush..met shadows together, blend and fade up into your brow.|
|Using a small brush apply your darkest color right where your lashes start.|
|Using your medium color apply it right under the dark color. Smoke it out to your liking.|
|I went back with a fluffy brush make sure everything blended together .|
The idea is... to not be able to see where the colors start or stop. A gradient from dark to light.
|Rim entire eye (water line, tight line, top lash line) with your blackest eyeliner and smudge a little|
(Mac engraved Eyeliner)