Heyyyy Guys..I feel like it’s been so long that I haven’t sit down and blog something. Nevertheless, here we are and let’s get going. So, today I decided to show you guys how to pull off a bold dark smokey eye. As we all know as tempting as it sounds, it’s equally hard to achieve as well as pull off these dark smokey eyes. But, don’t worry that’s what I am here for to show you the easiest way to achieve this look.
Let’s get started, shall we?
I have already done my foundation just so that you guys don’t have to spend long time reading this. 🙂 Let’s get started with eyes. I primed my eyes using my concealer and topped it off with a powder to set the concealer. Now, we all know by now how important this step is to have a perfect looking eye makeup, as I have said this 20 times already ( it is true guys, as it’s my 21st post this time *haha ) Then, I took the brunt orange color from Morphe Brushes 35 W pallete and applied it in my crease using the fluffy blending brush. This color is going to be our transition shade.
Then, I used bright orange color from same pallete and applied on top of our transition shade to create more depth in the eye shadow. So the key for smokey eye is take as little color as possible and blend as you go. This will help to create more deeper crease color.
After this, for the star of the show, I used Australis cosmetics metallix eyeshadow *ofcourse in the shade *plum diddy*.
If you guys are in hunt of really pigmented and of course affordable single eye shadows, you guys need to drop everything right now *except reading my blog of course* and go grab those eye shadows. I feel like they are worth way more than what we pay for them looking at that intensity and pigmentation OMG! *Don’t judge me, been a while Australis cosmetics has blown me away with some good products. So these are the cream eye shadows so I used my finger to apply it in my lid.
Make sure you blend this cream eye shadow really well with our crease color cause trust me more pigmented they are, the more harder to blend. Pull up your sleeves guys and get into blending. I picked up the same orange color in a fluffy blending brush and blended the lid and crease color together until they look seamless.I also used the dark purple color from the same Morphe pallete just into my outer third of eye in order to intensify the crease color. Then, grab a liquid eyeliner and create a semi bold winged liner to pull off the dark plum color in our lid. I applied some natural looking falsies from Glam eyes false lashes in the style *Taylor lashes* to balance out the smokey eyes.
Then, it’s time for concealing and highlighting. I used two concealers for this process as it is a bold look but if you think you are okay using with one then you can go ahead and do so. First, I used the concealer from LA Girl Pro Concealers in the shade *Creamy beige* just underneath my eye to conceal the darkness. As this concealer has peach undertones to it, I am going to use it as a color corrector to correct the darkness underneath my eyes. Then, I am going to use Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in the lightest shade to highlight my undereye. I am going to make a upside down triangular shape using this concealer to have that highlighted finish.
After this, grab any light pink blush you have and apply in the apples of your cheek. Then, we are going to go to the town using LA Girl Pro Concealer in the dark shade for contouring. I really wanted chiseled out bronzy look to balance out the smokey eye. I am going to top off the contour using Rimmel London Sun Bronze to set our contour and also deepen it a bit.
After that, I am going to highlight the highest points of my face such as top of my cheeks, tip of my nose and cupids bow and so on using my Carly Bybel Eye shadow and Highlighter Pallete and really create that bling bling with the pearly highlighter. I am going to move on with my eye makeup now and use the same crease colors we use in my lower lash line to smoke out and balance the eye makeup.
To intensify my lower lash line I am going to use a gel eye liner in the inner rim of my lower lash line and smoke it out using those crease colors. Then, of course we are going to create those arched brows starting from the arch and filling our way in to make it look more bold. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade *soft brown*.
Now, its time for soft lips. I am going to take a nude lipsticks from Ulta 3 in the shade *sandalwood*. Then, to create that pinkish nude color I am going to mix that shade using my Chi Chi creamy matte liquid lipstick in the shade *socialite* to create that pinkish nude shade and WE ARE DONE GUYS!
YASS, Hope you guys like it 🙂 Tell me what you think about it in comments below.
– Monica x