Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Brown Bottom Smokey Eye

Here's a smokey look ala Kim Kardashian with black on the top and brown on the bottom... a fun way to wear shadow!

1 Apply foundation all over and concealer on any blemishes. Leave concealer under the eyes for later to clean up any dark eyeshadow that may fall.
2 With bronzer, sculpt the back of the cheeks, the temples, and hairline to warm up the complexion.
3 Pat an eyeshadow primer all over the lid and press a matte black shadow from lashline to crease. Blend the edges in the crease.
4 Further blend the edges by bringing a warm brown shadow into the crease. Bring this brown eyeshadow down along the lower lashes from outer corner to inner corner as well.
5 Highlight the brow bone with a matte skin toned colour. Remember from my Blending Edges post that this is a great trick to soften harsh edges that you're having a hard time blending out.
6 Line the waterline (inner rim of the eye) with a brown pencil and add lots of mascara to the top and bottom lashes! Feel free to add false lashes to really glam up this look!
7 With a fluffy brush, buff on a light concealer under the eyes to clean up any fallout and really brighten the face. 
8 Lightly dust a translucent powder all over the face to set your makeup for long lasting results.
Softly line your lips with a neutral, more brown toned lip liner and apply a nude lipstick and gloss.

This look is fun and easy! Try this technique with lots of different colour combinations!

Products Used:
Laura Mercier Foundation primer
Lancome Tient Idole Ultra foundation
Two Faced concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Nars bronzer 'Laguna'
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Two Faced eyeshadow 'Heaven' (Matte flesh tone)
Two Faced eyeshadow 'Smolder' (Matte black)
Two Faced eyeshadow 'Ever After' (Iridescent warm bronze)
Urban Decay eyeliner 'Whisky'
Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara
Laura Mercier lip liner 'Natural'
MAC cremesheen lipstick 'Innocence, Beware!'
Guerlain lipgloss '865'

xo candice

1 comment:

  1. Hey Candice its Janella! I love this look on you its gorgeous!