How To Create The "Smokey Eyes" Look With Makeup

By Asuncion Parra Llorente



HOW TO CREATE THE SMOKY EYES MAKEUP LOOK

This is a very sensual, dramatic and intense look, more appropriate for a young woman, as it can considerably harden the gaze in a mature woman, and by that age what we are after is for the mature woman to look fresh and youthful.

PERFECT FOR A SOCIAL OCCASION OR NIGHT TIME MAKE UP
This look is perfect for either a social gathering or a night out. It adds personality and strikingly transforms whoever wears it, although achieving a perfect finish isnít always easy, as patience is required not to smudge the shadow. Following these instructions will make reaching a perfect result a lot easier.

ACHIEVE A BETTER FINISH
If we use a fixing agent Ėthere are several brands of these on the market for eyeshadow and lips which can do the trick very well; once the product is on, we start to get rid of eye bags and imperfections with the corrector, and we blend the product in well.

ILLUMINATE THE FACE
Create points of light with an illuminator in the area just below the eyebrows, the upper regions of the cheekbone, the space between the eyebrows, and on the chin.

Apply a foundation as close as possible to the skinís tone, or at most one tone higher.

A FAILSAFE TRICK
Blend the eyelids using loose powders: this way the shadows will then slide better, and apply a quantity of powders on the area beneath the eyes as this way we can later pick up any excess black shadow particles, and eliminate them with a makeup brush. With a neutral tone we unify the mobile eyelid, after which, as mentioned, we apply the black shadow in small amounts, to make sure we apply the right quantity.

We may finish by underscoring the base of the lashes with a black pencil, and blending it well.

WHO DOESNíT THIS SUIT?
In terms of eye shape: the only kind of person not to benefit from this look would be either someone with very small eyes -as dark tones sink the gaze- or someone with wide-set eyes as in these cases a natural look is more flattering.

This look will give excellent results on large, and almond or slanted eyes.

Other variants of this look are in grey tones, which look good on green, blue or brown eyes, and navy blue, also very flattering on chestnut, brown, green and blue eyes.

Dark brown shadow goes well with green and blue eyes.

The rouge needs to be very subtle, so as not to distract from the eyes: a pink tone will look right.

And the lips should also be very soft in tone, in a pearly pink or very gentle rosy gloss or just plain lip gloss. The result is spectacular.


About the Author:

Articles by Asuncion Parra Llorente a Beauty coach and founder and professional Make Up teacher at the Make Up school Elite Make Up. http://www.elitemakeup.com/beauty





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