Usually, when the word smoke comes to mind, one envisions a sultry, dark diva-esque look. In this instance, however, I wanted to create a light, wearable smoke that's transitional from summer-y daytime to dramatic evening. This is me before heading out to work yesterday:
|Cheeks: ELF Studio Blush in Pink Passion Lips: ELF Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Perfect Pink|
Want the look? It's easy. :) As usual, we start with primed eyelids:
Next, using my MyGlam fluffy eyeshadow brush, I'm going to choose a light, lavender shade of shadow to apply all over my top eyelid. For convenience sake, I chose to go with my Coastal Scents Original 88 palette for all my shadow colors in this tutorial.
Then, using the UD 24/7 pencil eyeliner in Ransom, which I received in my April MyGlam bag, I'm going to trace the outer corners of my upper and lower lash lines:
Now, using a deep purple shade, I'm going to smudge and blend the pencil eyeliner to smoke out the outer corners of my eyes. I found that the petite shadow brush included in this month's MyGlam bag was perfect for the job!
In order to soften my lower lash line, I'm going to apply some more of that pale lavender shade along the bottom edge of my lower eyelid:
Then I'm going to add a little matte ivory right under my brow arch as a highlight:
With black gel eyeliner, I'm going to draw a modest wing along my upper lash line:
To finish, I'm going to curl my lashes and apply mascara:
So here, I'm pretty much finished with my soft, smokey daytime look:
If you're going out for the evening, the quickest way to amp up this look is to add a pair of false eyelashes. Here is the pair I received from MyGlam, appropriately themed for a "Girl's Night Out":
Bam! Instant glam! Talk about doll-eyes... These lashes are pretty cool in that the band is very soft, flexible, and comfortable, unlike some others that can be hard and rigid. They're easy to trim to the correct size and are very lightweight to wear. They're definitely a lot of fun and aren't for the faint-of-heart. Don't like double-takes? Then these aren't the lashes for you! Lol!
Alrighty then, friends! Hope you're all having a lovely Saturday evening and that you enjoyed this little lesson and review. Until next time!