smokey eye makeup?help!

smokey eye makeup?help!

14 posts
15 Oct 2012
Hi im fairly good at makeup but the subtle sexy smokey eye look evades me
Everytime I try it comes out very heavy and dramatic quite gothic looking which is ok for some things but I really want to achieve that sexy smokey eye
Anyone have any tips on how to create the perfect smokey eye?
Thanks
Kitty

Posted 15 Oct 2012
BaileyK
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BaileyK
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Posted 15 Oct 2012
http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/beauty-tips/10-fantastic-smokey-eye-tutorials/

Try watching these

as for products, I recommend this as being foolproof, the liner and also the mascara:

http://www.maybelline.co.uk/products/145/eyes/eye-liner/eye-studio-master-smoky/smoky-black/dark-001?shadeId=946


Tips :
An instant way to make your eyes look smokier and therefore sexier is to apply pencil or Kohl liner in the inner lower rim of the eye(known as the waterline).Do this and mascara,and apply a light grey all over the lid for a quick smokey eye.Then run the pencil around the under and upper lash line,smudging gently outward.

OR for a more dramatic look:

I recommend doing the smokey eye BEFORE foundation as the specks of dark shadow can ruin your look.Or apply translucent loose powder generously under the eye area then brush off after application of shadow.

Apply a non greasy concealer above and below the eye and onto the lid.This gives a base for the shadow to cling to,or you can use an eyeshadow primer.Now add a shadow in a neutral colour like a medium vanilla, all over the lid,lashline to brow.

Then, line both the top and bottom rims with a dark eye pencil, paying close attention to going into the lash line itself.

If you have small eyes apply liner starting from the middle of the under eye to the outside of the eye. If your eyes are large feel free to line from corner to corner.

Hint: If you are using liquid liner you can place dots on the lash line and then follow the dots to get a perfectly straight line.Liquid liner should only ever be used on the outer lash liner,above the upper lashes, never inside or below the eye.Always use pencil liner or Kohl there.

With a small eye shadow brush or a cotton bud, soften the edges of the eye pencil line.

Apply a dark shadow using a sponge-tip applicator, smudge brush or a cotton bud directly over the pencilled area and smudge. (If you prefer, you can use your finger tip.)Use a gentle 'windscreen wiper' motion.

The shadow helps to set and soften the look.
Next apply the lighter shadow in a neutral tone with a larger eye shadow brush to the brow bone and inner eye corner.

Encircling the entire eye area, be sure to soften and graduate outward for that perfect blended look.

Curl lashes.Add a good mascara,applying two coats.
Posted 15 Oct 2012
Edited by laurenlangley 15 Oct 2012
I use light grey shadow over my eyelid, and using a smaller brush, below my lower lashed.
Then I take a slim brush and line dark grey just above my upper lash line, and just below my lower lash line and BLEND.
I use two coats of mascara and heavy khol eyeliner.
I use highlighter on the inner parts of my eye, just to the side of the bridge of my nose.

Benefit so a great smokey eye set with instructions.

Posted 15 Oct 2012
The lady on the Chanel Counter at Debenhams gave me a free lesson because I bought a mascara there and i though she was really really knowledgeable and patient! She told me all consultants on Chanel counters are sent for in depth training on how to do smokey eyes for all ages and day/nighttime looks..which are quite different...also try to google make up for smokey eyes on utube......lots of brilliant tutorials pop up

Posted 16 Oct 2012
actiongirl

The lady on the Chanel Counter at Debenhams gave me a free lesson because I bought a mascara there and i though she was really really knowledgeable and patient! She told me all consultants on Chanel counters are sent for in depth training on how to do smokey eyes for all ages and day/nighttime looks..which are quite different...also try to google make up for smokey eyes on utube......lots of brilliant tutorials pop up


totally agree ChANEL or Mac ill show you step by step and also which product to use.You can already do dramatic liner flicks which is awesome-a skill-
this tutorial is great, products reasonable too:


http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/_en/_gb/minisites/volumemillionlashesexcess/videos.aspx

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Posted 16 Oct 2012
fizzy
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If there's a Fenwicks near you, you can book a makeover appointment at the Illamasqua counter (I think it's about £20) and they'll show you any makeup look you want, and the price is redeemable off any makeup you buy.

Posted 17 Oct 2012
fizzy
If there's a Fenwicks near you, you can book a makeover appointment at the Illamasqua counter (I think it's about £20) and they'll show you any makeup look you want, and the price is redeemable off any makeup you buy.
YES, do this! I went to the Illamasqua counter at Selfridges, and she showed me how to use red eyeshadow without looking like I had some kind of disease. I got money off make up, and I knew how to do it with someone watching me rather than just looking at a video
Posted 17 Oct 2012
thank you Some great tips and advice I never thought of going to makeup counter lol Will try the tips and when im next in town ask about makeover
Posted 17 Oct 2012
I apply a natural looking light brown to my lid first, then apply a light to medium grey from the half way point and finally a dark grey or black in a line the the corners, then using a clean brush I blend from the nose outwards to creat a subtle smoke.

I don't know what brand of make-up I use, I used to use a whole selection of named and un-named stuff, but for smokey eyes I have a pallette I bought from the beauty salon.

Posted 30 Oct 2012
Have a look at Pixiwoo on youtube, they do makeup tutorials  

http://www.youtube.com/user/pixiwoo
Posted 17 Nov 2012
fizzy
If there's a Fenwicks near you, you can book a makeover appointment at the Illamasqua counter (I think it's about £20) and they'll show you any makeup look you want, and the price is redeemable off any makeup you buy.
I ADORE ILLAMASQUA I called in once for an overhaul when a friend from leicester was working there for the day and she did some unbelievably fabulous natural daytime makeup on me. Almost seems sinful to only have had her do that when she was working on a counter famous for its more avant garde style, but i am still using her eyebrow technique and contouring on my cheek and brow. I also find for what you get for your money, its more reasonable than MAC. Foundations last longer etc etc.
Posted 18 Nov 2012
I work for ysl and were trained religiously on smokey eyes and structured eyes. The girls are more than happy to give you any help they can Xxx
Posted 13 April 2013
This is my go too look. My tip is go with the creases of your eye lid, don't go too far out of the eye socket with the darker shades, and pile a load of shimmery cream colour shadow on the middle of your lid and inner corner. Hope this helps!!

Posted 16 April 2013
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