What have you been up to? Hope you've been good.
I haven't shown you all how to achieve a simple smokey look have i? I don't think i have. It occurred to me the other day at the bank as i stared at a cashier's makeup. Her idea of a smokey eye was just swiping on a layer or two of black eye shadow and that was it. As i looked at her
Why call it smokey eyes if they're not properly smoked out?! Hoin?
Y'all know how much i love the smokey look, and i think that if you must do it, then i pray thee....do it well. That's why i decided to do this pictorial, and even though that cashier might not be a visitor of this blog, i know that so many of you will learn from this pictorial, and for that reason....i'm glad.
Let's do this......
Now, this is a very, very, veeery easy pictorial, and all i used to achieve the smokey eyes are:
- NYX jumbo pencil in 'Bean'
- Sleek eye dust in 'Drama' *It's a loose, black eye shadow*
- Blending brush
- Zaron gel eyeliner in 'Jazz' *used in my waterlines and on my upper lash line*
|Brows are done|
Next, i applied the Jumbo pencil all over my eyelids. For those who don't know, the Jumbo pencil is an eye shadow base. It makes your eye shadow more vibrant, also gives it something to stick to. So i used the black one 'cos i was doing black smokey eyes.
|Applying the jumbo pencil|
|Jumbo pencil has been applied on both lids|
Next, i went ahead and pressed on my black eye shadow *eye dust* on my lids using a fluffy eye shadow brush.
|Pressing in progress|
|Eye shadow has been pressed on both lids|
|My crease brush by BH Cosmetics|
To work it well, swipe back and forth in your crease using the 'wind-shield wiper' motion *you know how a car wiper goes back 'n forth, back 'n forth*. Do that till the edges of the black eye shadow are properly smoked out *shouldn't take long at all*.
|All smoked out!|
Finally, i applied my Zaron gel liner in 'Jazz' on my upper lash line *though you can hardly see it 'cos it's black*, and in my water lines.
Black smokey eyes is a quick and easy look to achieve 'cos you don't even need to contour your 'outer C' since everything is all black. But if you do colored smokey eyes, you know you have to contour.
**This method of smoking out your eyes works well for other colors.**
|I didn't go though the trouble of applying mascara|
Ok, so now i've schooled you, i sincerely hope that you would stop swiping eye shadow on your lids and start smoking it out properly.....and there you have it, the classic smokey eye!
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