Saturday, May 18, 2013

smokey eyes day to night

HI friends,
lately i have been loving soft smokey grey and champagne colored smokey eyes. I think this look is so versatile and beautiful. In the pictures i show a simple way with lip color to change the look completely from daytime elegance to night time glamorous! Now i will admit ms Kandy Johnson did inspire this look so it is alittle similar to her wedding makeup tutorial (she is the bomb, and you can check her out here :S now lets get on with how to do the look! all images are posted in instagram so be sure to check them out!

step one:
prime the lids and wash them completely with a flat pale shade (try yoghurt from or brulee from MAC)

Step two:
define the crease using a matte or a satin grey or medium brown shade (try scene or copperplate from MAC)

step three:
use a pale shimmery champagne color to wash the inner corner of the eye (try makeupgeek in shimmer shimmer, or naked lunch by MAC)

step four:
using a dark grey wash the outer third of the eye in the v- sweeping it into the center of the eye to fade out the color. (try typegraphic by MAC)

Step five:
Use a slightly warmer brown, burgundy or taupe with a hint of shimmer to go over the dark grey and warm it up a tad. (try satin taupe by MAC or burlesque by makeupgeek)

step six:
line the upper lash line with a black liquid liner ( i love elf's liner and its only $1!!!!!)

step seven:
go over the line with a matte black shadow (my fav is by makeupgeek in corrupt)

step eight:
wash the inner eye area to the outter v in the champagne color again to soften the effect, and rimm the lower and upper waterlines with black gel liner. (my pick is by essence, its cheap, gelish and it last so well!) I let it dry then re-coat for added staying power, and set with the black eyeshadow over top.

step nine:
line the lower eye with a blend of the dark grey and the crease blending color you used in the beginning., this gives a soft defused liner effect.

step ten: prime and mascara the lashes upper and lower. Two coats. (try lancome cils booster xl and hypnose drama, for daring lashes)

for the lips during the day i choose a pale nude mouth. My all time favorite nude is by lancome and ironically its called "pale lip" in the color design range.

to spice things up for the evening try a bold redlip i love love love "ruby woo" from MAC with "cherry" lip liner.

I hope you all have fun re-creating this look, and here are the links to the products mentioned.

Be blessed,
joanna xo

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