Look: Dramatic Smokey Eyes

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Whenever I think of smokey eye make-up looks, Kim Kardashian is on the top of the list. She ROCKS dramatic smokey eyes, especially the ones using blacks and browns.
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This is NOT a recreation of Kim Kardashian's make up on the above photo. I just used her picture as an inspiration. I did my version that turned out to be:

I'll wear this look if I want to be extra sexy and dramatic in an occasion. I used to find smokey eyes to be totally unwearable during the day. That thought changed when I found out that smokey eyes can also be done using other shades rather than the usual black. This will be first in the series, I'll definitely do smokey eyes using other colors. :)

Let's START:
1. Apply eyeshadow primer all over the lid. This will prevent creasing and will intensify the eyeshadow colors.

2. Redefine the brows.

3. Apply a silver cream eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid and a black one on the outer half. This will help in keeping the eyeshadows in place.

4. Blend the harsh edges.

5. With a brown eyeshadow, define the crease. Blend well.

6. Pat on shimmering silver eyeshadow on the inner half of the eyes and a black eyeshadow on the outer half. Remember to use patting motion. This will avoid fall outs and will make sure that the powder will stick on the cream base. 

7. Blend. Blend. Blend. You may also use a black matter eyeshadow on the crease and outer V areas to help with the blending. Add on color if needed.

8. Line the outer half of the lower lash line with same black eyeshadow and the inner half with a shimmering gold eyeshadow. Gold eyeshadow will help open up the eyes.

9. Highlight the browbones and inner corners. Use a matte highlight to balance out all the shimmers we applied on the lid area.

10. Line the eyes and the waterline with a black gel liner.

11. Curl lashes, apply mascara, and put on demi lashes for more drama!

12. Conceal the undereye area.

13. Contour face.

14. Apply a nude lipcolor and you're DONE!

Be more than sexy with this make up!

More photos:
This is how the eyes would look.

Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in Natural Beige (to be reviewed soon)
Avon Gel Foundation (used as a concealer)
Ever Bilena Powder Foundation in Oriental
ELF Blush and Bronzer Duo

In2it Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
ELF Eyeshadow Primer
ELF Cream Eyeshadow in Black Licorice
ELF Brightening Eyeshadow Quad in Drama
L.A. Colors Mineral Eyeshadow in 432 (Brown)
Fanny Serrano Gel Liner
Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara
False eyelashes

Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Skin

More make up looks to come! :)

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  1. Really pretty! Thanks for this tutorial :) Can't wait for the others :)

  2. @Aya - Thanks! I'll find time to make more!

    @Jbreezybaby - Thank you, sweetheart! :)

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