You have a party coming up and you want an easy to do look. This classic chic makeup look is sure to get heads turning! The best part is that, this look doesn't take much effort or time to achieve, making it easy to wear and maintain.
You know that smokey eyes are always a big hit for a night out. Whether you’re a pro or not, if you follow the following steps, you will be successful in creating the perfect smokey eye.
Step 1: Prime your eyes with a primer that works well with your skin. This will help the application of your shadow settle, go on smoother and diminish any lines that appear in the crease of your eyelids.
Recommendation: The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
Step 2: Once you’ve primed your eyes, seal it with a natural base eyeshadow colour or translucent powder. Then go in with applying a deeper brown on the whole lid. After that, take a darker brown and apply it on the crease of your eye. Depending on how dark you want your eyes to be, apply a charcoal or black colour on the outter corner of your eye. Now blend it all in together. You should now have an easy smokey eye look.
Recommendation: Use the Stila Eyes Are the Window Shadow palette because it carries all the colours you need for this look!
Step 3: Apply a thin line of black liner on your eyelids. You can use a pencil, liquid or gel for this. It really depends on how you want your eyeliner to look. If you want a cat eye, wing out your liner on the corners of your eyes. If you like lining the bottom of your eyes, use either black eyeshadow or a pencil liner, because it is easier to smudge it, which adds a sultry affect to the smokey eye look.
Recommendation: Use Scandal Eyes by Rimmel.
Step 4: Curl your lashes! Curling your lashes will give that superstar flirty look while putting it all together.
Step 5: Lock the whole look in! Lather on the mascara. For this look, putting on mascara on your bottom lashes really helps define the smokey eye look.
Recommendation: Use Cover Girl’s The Super Sizer By Lashblast. This will automatically give you a false eyelash look without even having to put lashes on.
Now that you have mastered your eyes, it's time to pick the perfect lip colour. Every skin tone is different, so here is where you want to wear a colour that you are comfortable with. The following colours not only look stunning, but they go hand in hand with your sexy smokey eyes.
It’s no secret that red lips make you stand out in a crowd of a hundred people. So for your party or night out, why not unleash the red? Try Mac’s Intense Bluish-Red lipstick in Matte. Don't forget to pair it up with a matching lip liner to really make your lips stand out.
Sometimes, because your eyes are heavier, it is nice to dress your lips down with a more neutral colour. Line and fill in your lips with a natural lip liner. Then go over your lips with a lip gloss. Try Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noble - Petal Pink Nude.
Pairing hot pink lips with dark eyes make a very striking combination. Try using NYX’s High Voltage Lipstick in Privileged.