Hi Aadilah, I Still, At The Ripe Old Age Of 37, Do Not Know How

Question

Hi Aadilah, I still, at the ripe old age of 37, do not know how to apply that smoky eyeliner look – can you explain it simply to me, please?

Submitted by Judy Freeman on 17 August 2012

Answer

Hi Judy,
The smoky eye is all about blending, blending and blending. BeautySA have a great how-to video here.

But here’s how to create a day-time smoky eye:
Apply a cream colour foundation on the eyelid up till the crease.
On the inside corner of the eye and the outside corner, use a dark brown shade, and then join the two corners and blend in the crease.
Above the crease (under the eyebrow) use a white colour shadow.
Now use the same brown, and with a thin brush apply it along the lashline (the way you would with liquid liner) and under the bottom lash line.
Use a brush or dry earbud to smudge.
Finish off with 2 coats of mascara.

This look is gorgeous when completed with bronzer to highlight cheekbones and apple of the cheeks, and a nude lip colour.

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