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I created a quick soft bronzed smokey eye using my two new Illamasqua products; Gleam & Enrapture.
As these are creams, they will crease in the socket but I don’t mind that look.
If you’re not a fan of it, you can set the creams in place but firstly applying a primer to your lid, then applying eyeshadows over the creams. By sandwiching the products, you’ll help prevent them creasing as quick & the colours will be more dense, thereby making them last longer.
My favourite colour to apply over Enrapture is Woodwinked by MAC. It’s very similar, bronze in tone & has an orangey appearance when blended out. Lovely for the summer!
I applied the Enrapture over the entire lid, and then applied Gleam - Aurora to the brow bone & centre of the lid.
By applying the highlighter to centre of the eyelid, it reflects the light which makes the lid space look larger. Where this product is very sheer, it doesn’t really effect the colour of the Enrapture.
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
I tried out a smokey eye, teamed with LIT Cosmetics glitter in ‘Nightlife’ for my night out last night.
Here is how to get this look!
*Apply a primer to the lid (I used Urban Decays primer potion)
*Next I smudged Avon’s Supershock Gel Liner in Brown all over the lid, and then blended it at the socket.
This works as a base for the eyeshadow to stick to, as well as create opacity to the lid.
*Taking Louise Young - Essential Eyes palette, I pushed the colour PomPom (a dark Brown) over the gel liner that I’d already applied. Then I softened the edges of the product at the socket.
*Taking the lighter Brown shade in the palette, called Maowi, I blended that through the socket and feather the colour up. This creates a nice gradient - key for a smokey eye.
*After that, I took BlackBear which is the Black eyeshadow in the palette, and I patted that over the lid on top of the Brown.
It’s key to sandwich the colours when creating a smokey eye. You don’t want a wishy-washy colour of Black on the lid. You want depth, and you also need a silky base of shadow on the lid to then blend the Black onto. Otherwise Black eyeshadow can sometimes just stick in one place and look patchy.
*I then feathered a little more Maowi at the socket, meeting the Black shadow so they blended nicely.
Now, it’s up to you if you want to keep this as a ‘rounded’ eye look. I pulled mine out slightly at the corners, creating an almond / wing shape, as this suits my face more.
To do this, I literally just used what was left on my brush of the Brown eyeshadow, and created a small 90• angle ‘V’ shape at the corner. By only using what is left on the brush, it gives a softer, smokey finish.
*I added Supershock Gel Liner Pencil in Black (by Avon) along my waterline, and I also smudged that under the lower lash line too.
*Then using a small amount of BlackBear from the LY palette on a pencil brush, I blended over the smudged pencil. This sets the liner, preventing any extra movement from body heat.
*Glitter time! LIT Cosmetics provide a ‘Glitter Glue Base’ liquid suitable for wear on the eyes. So using a little of that on a brush, I applied it to the lid only. (Make sure to dab it on, and not drag it as you don’t want to disturb the eyeshadow you’ve laid down)
Then I dipped that same brush into the ‘Nightlife’ glitter and patted that onto the wet lid, making sure I covered the entire surface.
Keep looking down until it dries, which only takes about 20 seconds, otherwise you could transfer the glitter above the socket line.
*Apply mascara and some falsies, and the look is complete!