Who says that the only daytime drama can be the soaps you watch on tv? A smokey eye doesn’t have to be reserved for the evening! The trick to pulling it off during the day and not looking like you’re headed to the club is to be strategic about the placement and using soft neutral shades! Here’s how…
1. Apply your normal primer, and then start by lining your eyes. It doesn’t need to be perfect. I’m using the Rimmel Scandaleyes pencil in black.
2. Use a smudger brush and smudge the liner back and forth to create our smoke.
3. Using the same brush begin to work the smudged liner upwards. Keep it away from the crease…we are smoking out the lid.
4. Pat a shimmery taupe all over your lid. I’m using Homecoming by Makeup Geek.
5. Using a windshield wiper motion, blend a soft brown into the crease. I’m using Creme Brulee by Makeup Geek.
6. Sweep a matte vanilla shade under the brow bone, I’m using Foxy from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.
7. Place a pop of shimmery vanilla in your inner socket to give the look a little light. I am using Venus from Naked Basics.
8. Using the same smudge brush as before, dip it into the taupe you used on your lid and blend a thin line under your lashes.
9. Apply your black liner from step one to the inner rim of your lower lashline (waterline).
10. Use your smudger to smear the liner into the outer third of your lower lashline.
11. Line the top of your eyes again to bring the look together.
12. Smudge the liner up slightly on the outer third of your top lashline.
Mascara (and lashes if desired) and there you go!
A touch of intensity that appropriate for just about anywhere!
And a full shot of my lovely model to show you that overall, the shadow really does translate soft and is definately not too harsh for daytime! Plus, I have to show off my gorgeous sister (who is having a baby next month! Woohoo!).
Cheers to Smoke, Shadow, and Daytime Drama,
January 13, 2014