Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Eyes, Looks, Smokey eyes, Tutorials | Posted on 30-11-2012
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Today I’m doing the eye makeup tutorial for the look I created inspired by the Forest Essentials commercial. The look is an intense black smokey eye with a bit of bronze. The look isn’t difficult to create, it uses only 3 eye shadows and very few steps. The only issue here to is to control the black so that it doesn’t get too messy!
Hope you like the tutorial, don’t forget to leave your comments below!
Products used for this look :
- Ben Nye concealer wheel
- MAC Smolder eye kohl
- Black eye shadow from Sleek Bad Girl Palette
- MAC Romp eye shadow
- MAC Rice paper eye shadow (highlighter, not pictured)
- L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara
Step 1 : Start by tightlining the eyes with black kohl.
Step 2 : Now use the same kohl pencil on the entire lid taking it slightly above the crease and line the lower lash line in the same way. If you want the look to be little less dramatic and messy, don’t go above the crease and don’t like the lower lash line – keep it only on the lid and waterlines.
Step 3 : Using a fluffy blending brush, soften the edges of the kohl applied in the previous step to create a haze of smokey black around the eye.
Step 4 : Now apply matte black eye shadow all over the lid and on the lower lash line. Make sure to make the outer part of the crease line very dark by patting more eye shadow there.
Step 5 : Apply a bronze eye shadow all over the lid leaving a small part in the outer corner and along the upper lash line as shown. The area next to the lash line should be black so don’t apply the bronze along that part.
Step 6 : Blend the black along the outer edges, soften the edges of the bronze so that it melts into the black. Apply a highlighter shade (MAC Ricepaper) along the browbone and in the inner corner.
Finishing touch : Clean up the mess under the eyes and in the outer edges as there is bound to be some with this look! I did a major mistake by applying concealer before the look which is why my under eye doesn’t look very neat. With smokey looks, always apply concealer after doing the eye makeup. Finish the look with 2 coats of a dramatic mascara.
You can further darken the intensity of the black in the outer corner and crease by patting more eye shadow to get this look ~
Pair this look with contoured cheeks, natural matte skin and a dusty peach lip color. I’ve used Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzing powder to contour and Lakme Absolute Matte lipstick in Peach Carnation for this look ~
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