Monday, 26 November 2012

Smokey Eye's Tutorial

I know you've all been requesting me to do more make-up tutorials and I really haven't had a chance as my baby is becoming more and more demanding but I managed to slip this one in. Everyone has their own ways of creating smokey eye's so its good to see how other's do theirs and pick up some tips no matter how good you are. So here's the simplest way for me to show you and remember its not something what can just be mastered but takes practice and NEVER be afraid to explore you have to take colours to limits and find ways of working with your own products.

Apply your eye primer


 I like to use a fluffy blush for all over colour



 I applied the second to lightest colour out of my palette as the base colour and went over with the lighter shade to the inner third of the eye to bring the colour out more



 Next I've gone for a light shade of the colour I would like so in this case it will be a green smokey eye look. Once ive got this shade as you can see i've gone from the outer corner of my eye and done a sort of 'V' shape more curved on the top following my browline shape. You'll need a finer brush so you can concentrate on doing this.


Once you've done that blend the colour inwards about a quarter of the way in from the outer corner of your eye. Now if you wanted you could leave it at this but if you want to be creative and exploring then we are basically going to do this but with more darker/concentrated shades


Once you are going to work with darker shades you'll need fluffier brushes for good blending these dome shaped fluffy brushes are my fav for doing this.


Here I've took the first green colour further in on the eye and replaced the outer corner with a darker colour, I did this in the same way first outlining the 'V' kind of shape and then blended in really well.


So far on the above pics we have worked with three colours if you are wanting to go really dramatic then add a fourth colour I have added black. So this time I didn't do a 'V' with black instead just a diagnol line from the outer corner of the eye simply because black takes ALOT of blending sometimes it can either stay too black in places or too faded. So that's why for this tutorial purpose I didn't do a 'V'. so blend inwards VERY well.


Here's the pic once the black has been blended in really well, remember don't be afraid to go back to other colours if you feel you've applied too much of a certain colour or less of another. I go back many times even AFTER I've applied my eyeliner plus its good practice.


Eyeliner is another tricky thing to tackle so I'll try make this as simple as I can for you. Start as close as you can to your lash line. Once you've done this start from the corner and follow the colour diagonally.



Then start from the top of the line then come inwards.


 Then fill your eyebrows in, and if you feel comfortable you can make the line thicker.


Here's the finished look.


Hope you found this helpful, if there's anything you'd like me to help you with just comment below, I'd also like to know how I can make it simpler for you then just ask or any general comments will be helpful xx

18 comments:

  1. this is a lovely look :) Id be unsure how to tackle greens so thanks for this, I think I might do some in future! xox

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    1. Thanks Hun, I used greens as an example but u can use any colours

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  2. love it, also love how u mixed all the colors together xxx

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  3. Your eye make up is always flawless. I love this look. I also love the blush you are wearing. x

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    1. Aww thank u lovely, the blusher is a NYX blusher

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  4. This is gorgeous, I'm so bad at smokey eyes! haha
    X

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    1. Ahh hope this helps all I can say is practice everyone finds their own techniques

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  5. this is lovely! I love the eyeliner and the colours you've used! :)
    hareem x

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  6. This looks lovely, very striking! I have found you through the I love my post hop and am now following!
    Dani xx
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    1. Thanks Hun and thanks for following too means a lot

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  7. Great job, Aqeela, the green smokey eye is simply stunning on you!

    xx

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    1. Thank u, u are great at make up looks yourself too Hun

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  8. Looks amazing hun, I love the green colours too, xoxo. I know what you mean about your baby, my son just got even more demanding the older he got hehe.

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    1. Thank u, glad mine isn't the only one :(

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  9. Это не смоки, а пиздец!

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