Charcoal Smokey Eye with Liner
A 5-Minute Face by B
Makeup and photography by B
This Navy/Charcoal ‘Smokey eye’ look, is great for evening or for a touch of every day glamour at the office.
Whenever I do a smokey eye, I do the eyes first and save foundation application for last. That way ,it won’t matter if dark shadow drops under your eyes, you can just wipe that panda look away!
1. I have lined the outside of Cheryl’s eyes, above and below the lashline, with MAC’s Petrol Blue Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner. Inside the tearline, I used MAC’s Prolongwear Black ice Eyeliner.
Be sure to prep the whole eyelid with a light dusting of pressed powder ( in a shade similar to your skin tone). This helps with even application of the eye shadow and assists when you are blending shadows.
Using your Charcoal or Black shadow, shade upward from the outer corner of the lash line working toward the outer edge of your brow and into the crease.
2. Darken initial eyeshadow outline with a black shadow for a more smokey effect. Fill in the whole lid with a lighter charcoal grey or blue-black eyeshadow. I like to use shadows with a slight shimmer for this. For a doe-eyed look, glue on a set of false lashes.
3. Apply liquid liner, taking care to hide any glue spots on the falsies. I love Stila’s Stay all day waterproof liquid liner, it is very easy to apply by yourself. Finish off with a sweep of mascara to fuse your lashes to the falsies. If you don’t like false lashes, curl your lashes and layer on that mascara.
4. Highlighting: For lighter skin tones you can use a golden shadow for this. I prefer bronze colours for darker skin tones. I used MAC Golden Bronze shimmer powder on Cheryl. Apply highlighter to the inner corners of the eye and under the brow, on the brow bone. Avoid the highlighting on the inner eye if your eyes are quite far apart.
5. Use a gentle cleansing face wipe to remove any shadow under eyes. Pat in a touch of moisturiser with your fingertips. Blot down face with blotting paper or a tissue to remove excess oils. Apply foundation. I used Stila Stay all day Foundation, in Cocoa, on Cheryl. It comes with a concealer, which I used under the eyes, to conceal any darkness. Groom brows with a toothbrush.
I matted down Cheryl’s flawless skin with MAC Deep Dark-Blot Powder and applied a touch of MAC Frankly Scarlet blush.
To finish off the look, I used Kardashian Beauty’s Honey Stick-In the Buff.
Just love this gloss, gorgeous colour and it smells good enough to eat.