Do you ever have those days when you want your makeup to be a little bit more glamorous than your everyday look? What if I told you that I am no makeup artist but I found a really easy way to do a subtle smokey eye… would you be on board to try?
I recently rediscovered my love for a simple glam makeup look which I am excited to share with you especially since Valentines’s Day is this week. Whenever I am applying makeup I tend to look for products that will work with my eye color, shades that will look good with my skin tone, and with my eye shape. I believe understanding what will work to enhance your features will help to create a beautiful result every time.
My eye color is brown, I do not have a lot of lid space, and I have small/medium sized eyes. For a smokey eye I immediately know that it cannot be too dark otherwise it is going to make my eyes appear even smaller.
For this look, I choose an eyeshadow that is creamy making it super easy to blend and work with. This shadow is a graphite color so it is not too dark especially because a smokey eye can be intimidating to wear (I wore this makeup look to work just in case you were wondering). The plus side to this look is also that I only used one eyeshadow and it is under $9. Like I said super simple, easy, and for sure will elevate your everyday look. It is perfect for special outings and date nights!
- Apply your foundation, concealer, bronzer, etc. to how you like.
- Prime your eyelids. My favorite primer is the Uran Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
- Using your clean finger or brush, dip into a grey eyeshadow. I used a L’Oréal Infallible eyeshadow but is it now a discontinued product which is a bummer because it is a really beautiful shade and has amazing pigmentation. For an alternative, this Revlon ColorStay eyeshadow in the shade Earl Grey should yield a similar result.
- Gently press eyeshadow onto the eyelid and blend out. Be sure that eyeshadow is applied evenly, therefore, avoiding any harsh lines and uneven coloration.
- Using a grey Covergirl eyeliner, line lower lash line and blend gently.
- On the upper lash line, use a black eyeliner to create a small wing (or any size that works with your eyes).
- I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes. You don’t have to do this step, but I love that it brightens up my eyes.
- Set your makeup. I love the E.L.F Mist & Set Spray!
- Apply mascara and you’re done!
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