I am so excited to finally be doing a blog post on a beauty look! This look is one I have been wearing for years and always get so many compliments on. It’s also the most requested look when I do my friends makeup for an event! I won’t waste any time, here’s my step by step tutorial!
Step 1: Make sure you prime your eyes before you put on any type of eyeshadow! This will make the colors look bolder and they won’t crease! I highly recommend the Urban Decay one, I have been using it for years! I linked it below. Also, fill in your brows if that’s something you do as well. 🙂
Step 2: Start with a fluffy blending brush and grab the color “Tease”. Pause. How awkward are some eyeshadow names?! Like why. You want to blend “Tease” (ugh) into your crease and blend it until it looks smooth. Make sure there are no harsh lines! Also, I know my eyebrows need some TLC, but ain’t nobody got time for perfect eyebrows in grad school.
Fun fact: In undergrad, I was so tan that the shade “Tease” wouldn’t even show up on my eyelid when I applied it. How embarrassing!
Step 3: Get a regular eyeshadow brush and grab the color “YDK”. This is my favorite shade of all time and the pictures just don’t do it justice! It’s the prettiest bronze foil shade. I wear it all the time! You’ll want to take this color and apply it allover your eye lid.
Step 4: Grab a pointed crease brush and grab the color “Busted”. Apply Busted to your outer V of your eyelid and blend it towards your crease and along your lash line. This color is what makes this look smokey! It’s the perfect accent shade. You could stop here if you are just wanting a cute daytime look that is appropriate for work! Add some mascara and you are good to go!
Step 5: For those of you who like a really dark smokey look, this next shade really is what brings the whole look together. We are going to take our crease brush and the shade “Blackout”, yes that’s right, black. Matte black. You will put this shade in your outer V of your eyelid and blend blend blend until your hands hurt! Tip: Just grab the tiniest bit of this shade, but it’s SO pigmented and a little goes a long way. Basically you are putting this shade over “Busted”, only not blending it as far into your crease and lash line.
Step 6: Now all you have left to do is add your eyeliner, mascara, and do any touchups.
Step 7: Once I add my eyeliner and mascara I usually go back with my fluffy brush and make sure everything is blended. I also usually add a little bit more “Blackout” to my outer V of my eyelid to make the look a little more dramatic.
Viola! That’s it! Now you have a dramatic smokey look perfect for all your Fall outings.
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What do you think? I love honest feedback and would love to how what you thought of the step-by-step tutorial. Would you like to see more? Was it easy to follow along? Would you prefer a video?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Happy Friday Eve!
xo | Rachel