Saturday, June 16, 2012

Smokey look

Hey lovlies! This is the second look I did. It's still somewhat natural, but quite dramatic and perfect for a night out!

First step was to apply Almay's "Eye Brightener". It's a concealer for under your eyes as well as a primer. Primers help your makeup to stay on longer, and there are plenty out there. From face primers to eyelash primers. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, the one I used today is about...I think I got it for 7 or 8 bucks. There's a really good one out there by Urban Decay, but it's around 18 bucks. So I applied this all over from lid to brow and a little under the eyes as well.

Next I went in with the Sally's Beauty Supply color "388121", It's a pretty natural color with a shimmer to it and a gold dual chrome. Really good for wanting to stay natural, but add a hint of shimmer. I applied that to the entire lid. After that, I used a combination of the two blacks from my  120 palette. Don't know who it's by, because my friend was selling them from her beauty school. Anyway, I applied those two top blacks to my crease, and blended them down into the lid color slightly, and up to create that smokey effect.

Now, I just got this ULTA brand mascara in "Show Stopper Lashes", and I absolutely love it. It's very light, but it still does the job. ULTA brands are amazing, and very inexpensive. They have everything from face primers to nail polish. The one thing I wouldn't recommend getting from them is their eye primer. If you have oily eyelids, like I sometimes do, it's too creamy, and your makeup will crease within hours. But if you're tight on cash, go for it and just add a bit of powder to set the primer.

Aaaand lastly, I used my trusty Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner. I love this stuff. It glides on nicely, and really lasts. I either use the brush it comes with, or I just grab a liner pencil and dip it in. Dipping a liner pencil into a gel liner really helps those who aren't familiar with brushes. It gives you more control in handling it.