How To Get The Smokey Eye Look
Hi!! Um I
have been reading all of your advice i'ts so kool THANKS!! But one
question... How do you do Smokey eyes like Hilary Duff?
Hilary Duff does do Smokey eyes well! She is also combining Smokey
with a slight cat eye. She takes the darker shade and extends it past her
outer eye in an upward "cat" eye motion. It's not as severe as normal
"cat" eyes because she softens the look with a medium shade along the
middle and a light shade along the upper eyelid just below the eyebrow.
She also has a matching shade of eyeliner along the upper eye and also
along the lower eye. She blends this color by using her medium eye shadow
over her lower eyeliner. The only way she can do this is to use the proper
brushes for application. You won't get a good Smokey or even a good "cat"
eye with the applicator that comes in your eye shadow compact. You will
need to invest in two brushes for this look.
Eye lash curler AND AN INDEX CARD!
I will walk you through Amoré.
1) Using your Angle Fluff
Brush apply the cream color all over your eyelid
2) Apply the Prune eye
liner along the upper eye closest to your eye lash in about 1/16th
inch line, start at the inner eye and go all the way across your eye
to outer most portion of your eye angling up and out at the
3) Use the Index card and
place it at a 45-degree angle against the outer portion of your eye.
4) Using the double shader
brush, apply the burnt red color over the Prune eye shadow and lower
5) Keep the index card in
place and using the double shader, apply the dark brown color in a
diagonal from the center eye to the outer eye stopping just above
the middle crease of your eye.
6) Remove index
7) Using your Angle Fluff
Brush (it should still have a bit of the cream shadow in the brush)
in a one directional brush stroke going to the outer portion of your
eye, brush once or twice outward to blend the colors and to soften
the line left by the index card. Clean brush and dip in cream color
for the opposite eye.
8) Curl your eye lashes
using a curler and 30 seconds of pressure on your upper eye
9) Apply the black mascara
in two layers.
And most of all
practice, practice, practice as this will take a few times to get
the look just right.
The smoky look is
done with shades of grey or charcoal or in blues or berries/purple and
violet shades. You can keep your black eye liner and black mascara. For
the evening you can darken with deeper blues, black (but not if you have a
light skin tone) and grays, coupled with false eyelashes for added drama.
Now to get the look follow these steps:
Step 1. Line top and
bottom lashes with cranberry, green or black depending on your eye
Step 2. Smudge and blend the line so the color smoothly
transitions from the lashes.
Step 3. Layer an eye shadow of a
contrasting or coordinating shade on top of the liner, blending up and out
at the outer corner of the eye. (This part is tricky and if not done right
will result in that dirty smudged look you hate). I suggest you look for a
liner brush or a Q-tip to help you.
Step 4. Add a second layer of
eye shadow in a lighter shade at the crease of the eye and blend up toward
the eyebrow. Trend upward with the color and at an angle at the outer
corner of your eye, like "Cat eyes" without as much drama.
Add your Mascara for the final touch.
Great color eyeshadow
trios that will help with instant smoky eyes is Bren Eyeshadow Trios. View Recommended Eyeshadow
A lot of eye pencils have the ends with the
sponges that are used for smudging the liner this causes the eyes
to look smoked and mysterious.
How do I apply my eye shadow to
look like cat eyes?
Here's a trick of the
trade for cat eyes: find an index card and place it at a 45 degree angle
to your eye (and right up to your eye, touching your skin). Take a light
shade of eye shadow and place it along the uppermost and lowermost portion
of your eyes. (Keep the card in place because this is your angle for the
cat eyes). Next take a darker shade and place that into the crease of your
eye and blend with the lower lighter color and only slightly blend with
the upper lighter shade. Add a dark eyeliner along the entire length of
your upper eyelash and black mascara for your lashes. This will make your
eyes "pop". Now remove the index card and you will have cat eyes! Smokey
tones with purples work great for cat eyes. Try Onyx Eye Shadow by
Colosé Cosmetics for the cat eye look.