Making Faces

Making Face: Super Fancy Smokey Eye

What I Used:

Under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325

Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil in shade 10L (gold)

Eye shadow: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Shade 15, MAC Shadow in Satin Taupe, NARS Duo in Cordura, MAC Highlighter in Pearl

Eyebrows: MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Fling

Eyelashes: Lancome Hypnose Drama

Cheeks: MAC Blush in Harmony

This look is my go-to for a dark party or all night rager.  I love an intense smokey eye, specially when other tones besides the basic black and grey are incorporated.  Bronze tones tend to be universally flattering, so you can never go wrong with a smokey eye with bronze undertones.

I started by lining the eyes with Blacktrack, including both the upper and lower inner rims and winging the liner.

Next, using my finger, I applied Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in shade 15, which is a muted bronze color.

Then, with a brush, I applied MAC Satin Taupe to the crease, bringing the shadow all the way in to the inner corner of the the eye and blending up to the inner corner of the brow.  Really look at the photos as a reference, this will be helpful for placement.

Make sure that shadow is not on the outer portion of the brow bone (where the arch of your brow is) – this will make you look like a streetwalker.  Instead, apply MAC Highlighter in Pearl to the brow bone to lighten and accentuate it.

Next, I applied the rich brown shade in the NARS Cordura Duo to the outer corner of the eyes and slightly into the crease, as well as lightly below the lower lash line.

After you’re finished, apply shadow – you might need to go over your liner to re-accentuate it.

Last, I applied the Make Up For Ever gold eye pencil wrapping around the inner corners of the eyes and many coats of mascara.

Finish the look with a sweep over blush in the hollows of your cheekbones.

You probably want to go light on the lips, or leave out lip color altogether with this look.

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