Thanks for the great comments on my last FOTD. As promised, here’s the tutorial for the eye makeup I wore in that look. Its a pretty simple smokey eye using a gunmetal grey eye shadow – a look that is a favorite on the red carpet! Hope you find the tutorial useful ~
What you need for this look ~
- A black kohl pencil (Boujois Khol n Contour – Noir Expert)
- A gunmetal grey eye shadow (MAC Knight Divine)
- A matte brown eye shadow (MAC Soft brown)
- A beige/champagne highlighter (MAC Ricepaper)
- Eye lash curler (Colorbar)
- Concealer (Clinique Even Better Concealer- Honeycomb)
- Mascara (L’Oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic)
Step 1 : Start with a clean moisturized eye. You can use a primer or base if you like.
Step 2 : Line your eyes with black kohl as shown.
Step 3 : Smudge and soften the edges of the kohl applied in previous step. Take care to not oversmudge as this will weaken the intensity of the black.
Step 4 : Apply the grey eye shadow all over the lid and along lower lash line as shown. Leave the inner corner and tear duct bare.
Step 5 : Blend the grey in the crease using a matte brown eye shadow close to your skin tone.
Step 6 : Highlight inner corner and browbone with the highlight shade.
Step 7 : Add some more kohl along the outer half of the upper lash line and lower lash line. Soften it with a pencil brush using very gentle pressure.
Step 8 : Clean up excess eye shadow/fall out and conceal the under eye area. You can go back in with a pencil brush to smoke out the lower lash line after concealer application. The key to a smokey eye is to avoid any harsh lines and edges.
Step 9 : Finish by curling lashes and applying 2 coats of mascara. Reapply kohl along the waterline if required.
Fill in your brows and we’re done! Pair this look with a peachy nude blush and lip color or a nude pink (if that matches your skin tone better!).
See what I used for the rest of the face HERE.
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope you found this tutorial useful! If you try out this look, do let me know how it turns out! [/note]