Hey there pretty girls!
Here’s the thing: smokey eyes scare the crap out of me. I find that you have to practice a little bit to get the perfect smokey eye and I was really intimidated to try it out for a looong, long time. But once I got a few tips and the right products, it was just a matter of time (and practice!) before I fell in love with this look.
(Before I forget: look at THAT highlighter!!! Major love! Here you can read more about it.)
I imagined a sleek high ponytail matching this look perfectly and I really love this combination and I will definitely wear this whole look sometimes again.
I find that for me, the trick is to use a soft brown or beige color in the crease to warm up the area and to make the darker shadows easier to blend. The other thing that works wonders is MAC’s Paint Pot in Blackground. It is a black eyeshadow base with a hint of glitter but you can’t really see it on the eyes and it’s perfect to make the eyeshadows stick to it and get the dark colors even more vivid.
I’m not really the type that dresses up for Halloween but this year I wanted to try something darker but not really crazy or nothing that would involve a costume. Therefore I played with this dark smokey eye, special lashes and a dark lip – a look I could wear with a black sexy dress instead of a costume and I would be happy with it. The smokey eye with the nude lip is something more for an everyday wear but I must say I LOVE this smokey eye paired with the dark lip.
For these dark lips I used a black lipstick on the whole lip, a red lipstick in the middle part of the lip and a red pigment mixed with a lip gloss right in the center of the lip for that extra something special.
I used lashes on the upper lashes – of course, the lashes make the whole look complete, without them you couldn’t even see my natural lashes with this smokey eye – and on the lower lash line I used single lashes or more like lash bundles, a dark one in the outer and in the inner corner and three sparkly ones in the center of the eye.
With such a dark look I wanted my face to look almost flawless, using a bronzer to contour my cheekbones and nose and the most beautiful highlighter in the world on top of my cheekbones and on the bridge of my nose to make these areas pop.
Stay tuned for October 31 since I will be doing an extra post, a sequel to this makeup look where I take this second look even further and do a little Halloween special.
“Dark times lie ahead of us!”
How do you like the smokey-ness of this look? Can you imagine wearing such a dark look sometimes?