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This is the classic "smokey eye" look that I learned in beauty school. It's sexy, sultry and looks best with bedhead hair! I also think this would make a beautiful bridal look...I may even wear this to my own wedding, who knows? ;) This is the brown version, but you can alternate the colours. It also looks good with navy blue, dark green, purple and greys. Brown is probably the easiest for everyone to wear because it's so neutral and isn't too intense so I think it would work for a wedding! I'm having an evening wedding so I feel this would be perfect.
The basis of this look is simple. Start off by drawing a thick line of pencil liner (whatever colour you want...I chose brown) on your lids but apply it kind of messy and sloppy. This will act as your base and help create a gradient effect with your eyeshadows. Then apply a matte shadow with a flat blending brush. The brush is important for this look because you will need to blend and pack on colour at the same time. I chose a medium matte brown and packed it onto the lower part of the lid, pushing and blending downwards with my brush. Don't go too high up with the colour. After that, apply a similar colour but this time, with shimmer. I used a bronzey brown shimmery shadow. Do the exact same thing as before, layering and blending into the brown. The colours should be deepest on the lower lid and blend lighter further up. Apply these two shadows to the lower lashline with a pencil brush and smoke them out.
Next, take a nude/skin colour (matte) and with a fluffy brush, blend it onto the brow bone and soften it into the browns to create the gradient. If you want, you can add a similar colour with a shimmer to the brow bone to highlight more, but this is probably not a good idea if you a) have mature skin or b) don't like shimmer! You then line the waterlines with a black kohl pencil, line the top lids with the same thing and smudge it really well using a pencil brush. Then apply mascara and you're done! :) Below are a full list of products used.
Maybelline 24hr Superstay Concealer
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Kiko Dreams Blush Soft Sand #1
Benefit 10 Highlight
The Body Shop Eye Definer pencil in Brown
Sedona Lace 88 Warm Palette (matte medium brown, bronze, matte nude & champagne shadows)
Impala Waterproof Liner in Black
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume in Black
Davis accent nude pink lip liner
My hair is just...a mess. Sorry...but I kinda like it. Hahaha! So many of you have asked me for a tutorial and I honestly don't know what to tell you...this is just what it looks like on Day 3 (I wash it every 3 days) after having been slept on and not brushed. I also used some Shielo Volume Bounce Style Creme when I slept on it right after washing it on Day 1. (It was wet when I applied this.)