Heeey girls! *inserts pout emoji*
Today I’m going to guide you through a really quick light smokey eye tutorial in just a few easy steps! This look isn’t as bold as your usual dark smokey eye meaning that its suitable for both a day or night use!
First you want to apply the base of your make-up, i’m wearing a foundation, concealer, bronzer & brow pencil. You can apply your eye make-up before your base but I personally find it easier to do mine before. You can also add an eye primer at this stage which helps your eye make-up to stay on for a longer period of time as well as helping the colours pop more on the skin.
READY? LET’S GO!
Choose your base colour (this should be lighter than the second colour you choose). I’m using my Younique number 2 eye palette in shade ‘blissful’ which is a shimmery golden/silver tone.You’re going to take this over the entire eye lid making sure to reach right down where your lashes meet your lid.
Now you’ll need to choose your darker tone, (for a bolder more defined smokey eye you would usually use a black shade). I’m using shade ‘perplexed’ from the same palette, which is a shimmery dark grey colour as I want to wear mine during the day.
For this step you’ll need your crease brush which is often a flat curve haired brush. Take your brush and dive right in applying the darker shade from one end to the other in the crease of your eyelid (I take mine all the way from one end to the other to give it a little more contrast, alternatively you can focus on the midway point to the outer part of your lid). As you get to the outer eyelid start to bring the darker tone down to meet your lashes, still focusing on the outer end of your lid. Don’t worry if it looks a little messy you’ll be able to sort that out in just a moment.
You’ll probably now start thinking ‘WOAH, my eyeshadow looks really bold’ or ‘Why do I look like a clown!?’ (people often get scared at this point, especially if you aren’t used to eyeshadow). Do not fear, I’m about to save you!
Now you’ll need to get your blending brush which looks sort of like a mini blusher brush. Use this back and forth along the crease and outer lid to blend the darker colour out. This is where you can tidy up any mess that you wasn’t happy with in the last step!
Now go in again with your lighter shade this time focusing on the ball (this is the middle of your lid)to the narrower point of your lid (the side closer to your nose). Now your eyes are pretty much popping, you’re nearly finished! All you need to do is finish with a black cat eye & mascara!
Top tip #1 – Use a very thin tipped applicator when it comes to liquid eyeliner. These are easier to achieve a crisp line than those foam triangular brushes & definitely get the thumbs up from me!
Top tip #2 – Practise makes perfect!! After some practise you’ll get use to using the liner and eventually be able to free hand your cat eye. Don’t worry though i’m going to show you a way to make it slightly easier on yourself to start.
LINE IT UP!
You want a guide line of where to end your liner. The easiest point to do this is the flick, so line out just under your eyeshadow (this way you can get both eyes symmetrical too!).
Now start lining the lid from one end to the other gradually making way to the flick. At the beginning of your eye you’ll want to stay as close to the lash line as possible, once you’re nearly at the midway point you can start lifting away from the lash line. You will need a somewhat steady hand for this. You should end up with a triangular shaped liner thats ready to fill in!
Top tip #3 – Prepare for blow outs! You might not get a dead straight line right away and thats okay! If you’re using shimmery shades on your eyelids be aware that its much easier for your lines to blow out so be careful but don’t give up! Any blow outs can be easily tidied up once you’ve lined your eye by carefully going over with more liquid. If you think your cat eye is too thin then just bulk it up a little with more liner, its much easier now the guide line is there!
Your next step is to add mascara. I apply to both my upper and lower lashes especially when having a full made up eye but thats totally up to you! Finally brush away any excess powders that have set up home under your eyes using a sponge or foundation brush.
Your eyes are now complete! How fast and easy was that!? Here is the finished look, hope you like & love!
Thanks for giving my post a read ladies. If you liked this tutorial let me know
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