SMOKEY EYES IN INDIGO BLUE
I want to approach this 2017 with a reinvention of the classical smokey eyes. I’ve given a twist to the shades of Indigo Blue: defined as a very special grey stone with blue tones as a result of a combination of white fragments distributed through the stone in an unequal way.
I think this color is great to accentuate brown eyes and create a really cool look for brunettes. The products I used are:
- Lancome Genifique serum and Visionnaire moisturizer.
- Born this way Too faced foundation in Vanilla.
- Nars radiant creamy concealer in Vanilla.
- Too faced Insurance eye primer: for eyelid and pre-concealer.
- Essence trio palette ‘Secrets of the past’.
- Nabla indigo blue eyeshadow ‘Baltic’.
- Laura Mercier loose setting powder.
- Chocolate Bar Too faced palette: Hazelnut, Haute Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate.
- Christian Dior Jazzclub makeup clutch Smokey Jazz 001: shimmer white eyeshadow.
- Better than sex Too faced mascara.
- Shu Uemura eyelash curler.
- Nars eye pencil in dark brown Mambo.
- Bobbi Brown charcoal eyeshadow used as eyeliner.
- Too faced Hangover blush.
- Bobbi Brown nude lipliner.
- Nars lipstick in Damage.
- Estée Lauder Pure Crystal lipstick in Baby Crystal.
- Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray
- After moisturizing and use the eyelid primer in the skin, tap a matte eyeshadow on your eyelid giving a proper triangle shape.
- Apply more primer on the matte eyeshadow.
- Apply some indigo blue shimmer eyeshadow on the matte one.
- Use some micellar water to avoid any eyeshadow powder under eyes (any time you need to do it).
- Use a fluffy blending brush with a soft brown matte eyeshadow to your crease. Make small circular motions to lay color down and windshield wiper motions to soften the line and blend. That’s the most important step when it comes to smokey eyes. For this I’ve used two shades of brown, but if you want it more dramatic you can use a gray tone as well.
- Next, with your finger, apply some shimmery white eyeshadow to give more electricity to the look.
- Apply a dark brown eye pencil on your waterline and on top lash line.
- Water the charcoal eyeshadow and use an eyeliner brush to create a natural and edgy smokey eye, depending on your taste you can exagerate it, giving more or less intensity.
- Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes. You can do this step before applying eyeliner.
- Use a small pointed blending brush to unify your look, also along lower lash line.
- After applying more micellar water, apply the concealer as usual. I use my fingers as they give a more natural look thanks to the temperature of my hand.
- Apply your foundation before or after working on your smokey eyes with a beauty blender or your hands. Set everything with a loose setting powder.
- Apply some blush on your cheeks.
- Use a nude lip pencil to shape your lips and fill them in with a brownish tone. Use a beige gloss or lipstick to soften the tone and get really nude lips.
- Finally apply some setting spray all over your face, which will prevent caky effect on your makeup and will set your look.
CLASSICAL SMOKEY EYES
Even if smokey eyes technique looks like complicated it can be easy if you follow these simple steps. If you do you will create this look almost in any ocasion such as a night out or a celebration.
1. Use a PRIMER: blend it over the lids and under eye to set concealer and eyeshadows. It will ensure that makeup stays all night long! My favourite: Too faced Insurance anti-crease and Nars primer.
2. CONCEAL: use a creamy concealer under area using a brush or your finger. Blend it and set it with powder. My faves are Kat von D lock it concealer and Baremineals powder concealer.
3. Set a dark shadow (black or dark brown) on your eye lid with a flat brush and blend the edges softly with a blending brush. Then, with a brown shadow blend the edges to get a softer look. Use a gray glittery or bronze shadow on your lid and mix it with the dark one to unify both tones.
4. Use a beige matte shadow on your brow bone in order to open your eyes or a beige pencil: try Benefit High Brow or Eye Bright to get this effect.
5. Curl your lashes: I use Shu Uemura curler as it leaves a long effect to my lashes. Apply two layers of mascara to get a deeper effect; my favourite: Better than Sex mascara by Too faced, no comparison!
6. Eyeliner: the easiest way to apply it is with a wet eyeliner brush and a black or charcoal eyeshadow. The best I’ve ever tried is from Bobbi Brown, perfect for beginners and for women who prefer a natural look.