I thought I would share a pic of the smokey eyes I created on my client this evening.
I’m going to do a tutorial on Nikki to show you this look.
A lot of people aged 40+ think a smokey eye is unwearable or too full on, but I’ll show you how to create a suitable ‘soft smoke’ just like this.
I used my Maybelline 24 Tattoo cream eyeshadows to create this look. So please subscribe to my YouTube MakeUp channel if you want to see this and many other makeup looks: www.youtube.com/smiles2310
The ultimate ‘quick’ smokey eye using Mabelline 24hr Tattoo Cream Shadows. They blend so well, it literally takes less than 1 minute on each Eye to create a soft smoke!
I used Taupe as the base over the lid, then using my finger I blended it at the outer V. The placed the Be Bronzed shade on the inner half of the eye lid, blending in the Taupe using another finger. Finally taking the the Black, I placed it along the lash line using my little finger and pulled it up at the outer edge.
Add lashes and mascara, done! By the way, these lashes are No.99 by Amazing Shine, they are exactly the same as Miss Adoro No.99 Please check out my YouTube Channel for makeup tutorials! www.youtube.com/smiles2310
Here is a behind the scenes photo of a makeup look I created on model Kate Errington!
I used a variety of vibrant eyeshadow colours from brands such as Sugar Pill, Grimas, No.7 & MAC! It was all about contrasting colours but in a complimentary way. By that I mean using colours such as Yellow against Purple. They contrast due to their colour differences, but are complimentary on the colour wheel. By using colours that are so different, you can create some real eye-catching results, and that’s why I chose to use an electric Blue liquid liner across the eyelid. This liner is by No.7, I do love it but it does stain the skin, so be warned!
My sister uses ‘Crave’ from the Urban Decay Basics palette to line her top lid. This give a soft but dark line making the lashes appear fuller at the base.
And when she wants it to be stronger in colour, she dampens her angled brush before dipping onto the shadow.
A little tip for those of you who use this palette!
Want to fix your broken, smashed eyeshadows & blushers?
Here I show you how to mend them in my tutorial!
I’ve recently seen too many girls pencilling on their eyebrows, too thick, too dark and in awful shapes! Thick dark brows will make you look older and give you a harsher appearance.
Your brows do not have to match your hair colour in order for it to be the ‘correct’ way to do brows. Use a brow powder, it’s softer. And always use a colour that appears lighter than your brow hairs, you’ll be surprised how dark some colours are. I have brown brows but I use an ashy pale grey colour. It may look too light in the pan, but it’s perfect on my brows.
Take a look at the brow guide on the image to the right. This is THE guide to use when shaping your brows. Everyone’s face shape is different but this guide works to all faces, providing you with a tailored shape brow to fit in with your contours.
Also, if you want darker brows, then have them tinted. The point of pencilling and powdering in your brow is make them appear fuller. Obviously you can go darker using a powder / pencil for the night if you feel its necessary. But on a daily basis, if you want them darker, then have them tinted.