It's been quite a while since I've done a classic smoky eye. I forgot how amazing I feel in it.
So yeah. I feel so sexy in a deep, black smoky eye. I feel like it's endlessly posh. I actually had Sexxx Dreams by Lady Gaga in my head as I did this look.
"Soon" turned into 3 weeks, but there's finally a tutorial!
Here are some tips, as requested!
When I do super dark eye makeup of any kind, the key for me is layering. For this look, I used Urban Decay Primer Potion, they set the lid with Strange from Naked 3. I then built up layers using Limit, Nooner, and Darkside, Makeup Forever shadow No. 162 (burgundy), then finished off the layers with a matte brown and black from Nude'Tude by theBalm. Layering makes blending SO much easier, and it also helps me build color.
I said "tips", but that's actually the only tip. Layer the fuck out of it.
The only non-matte shade I used was Darkside from Naked 3, which has a slight sheen/shimmer. I chose to use mauves and burgundies instead of greys, because 1) I love them, and 2) they flatter my skin and hair a little more. (Note: I left out Darkside in my video tutorial, making the look completely matte.)
So here are some more photos becuase HHHHNNNNGGGGGGG SMOKY EYESSS
That's it kiddos. Let me know if you would like to see a full video tutorial for this, and follow my blog with Bloglovin!
Derp face signing off.
Products: (slightly different products were used in the video tutorial, product list for that here)
- Nyx Pore Filler
- Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer in the lightest color
- Revlon Colorstay (oily/combo) in Ivory
- Nyx Taupe blush
EYES: (layered in the following order)
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- UD Naked 3 - Strange, Limit, Nooner, Darkside
- MUFE eyeshadow No. 162 (burgundy, also on brows)
- theBalm Nude'Tude - Sleek, Serious
- ELF cream eyeliner set with Serious
- Red Cherry Lashes #43
- ELF Brow kit in Medium
- ELF Studio Matte lip color in Natural