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The oh-so-coveted smoky eye look is always a favourite. Applying it yourself? Not always such a favourable experience. A smoky eye can’t afford to be done wrong because there’s a fine line between a rockeresque gaze and looking like someone slapped you across the face with a two by four. Today, I’m going to let you in on a few tips to help you learn to apply a smoky eye the easy way.
Although my life seems to revolve around learning how to use makeup, I’m actually willing to admit I’ve had trouble perfecting the look myself. So much so that I decided it just wasn’t for me. But on a recent shopping trip to Sephora (the mother of temptation) I found Kat Von D’s True Romance Eyeshadow Palette Adora ($44) and just had to try it out.
The infamous tattoo artist is known not only for the body art she sports, but her ability to create unique and and edgy designs. Her makeup collection is no different. Though the line offers a variety of colours, the dark, rocker colours are the most captivating.
I experimented with the smoky eye and finally mastered it with this kit! The trick is to apply a variety of dark shades to create depth and the True Romance Eyeshadow Palette offers tons of great shades. I start with the sparkling dark purple and apply it only on my lower lid. Then, I added some of the darkest metallic grey to the crease and the lightest metallic grey to the brow bone. To add a seductive gaze, I dab a touch of the darkest sparkling blue shade with a stomper brush and with the same brush, I swept some more of the dark blue under my lower lash line for a thick dark line.
The look is even more intense in person that is is the photo above and it’s totally to-die-for. Although the look is entirely dark, the slight hint of colour is visible under certain lights and it really makes the eyes pop. (It was just a little too hard to catch that in a photo.) If an intense gaze suits your fancy this year, give it a whirl with Kat Von D‘s glamorous collection.
The Smoky Eye Step by Step:
In case my explanation is too hard for you to follow, here is the broken down play-by-play so you can recreate the look yourself.
1. With a loose crease brush, apply the dark shimmering purple to lid. A loose brush will give the makeup a smoky finish. Tightly packed brushes make the shadow look messy.
2. With a crease brush again, apply the dark metallic grey to the crease only. Glide the brush back and forth a few times until the makeup looks even.
3. With a Q-tip or fingertip, apply the lightest shade to the brow bone to open up the eyes. Feel free to dab a dot of the same colour to the inner corner if you want to brighten it up.
4. This is the most crucial step. With a stomper brush, apply the dark shimmering blue shadow to the outer corner of the eye. The colour should extend no further than one-third of the eyelid. Glide the stomper brush along the lower lash line and smudge with your fingertips. That’s it! Good luck!
If you still have trouble, feel free to email me personally with your Qs.Category Beauty NewsTags: beauty, black makeup, eye makeup, Kat Von D, makeup, online shopping, runway, Sephora, shopping, smoky eye, True Romance Adora Collection