One of my all time favourite makeup looks is a smokey eye... and luckily there are many ways in which you can wear a smokey eye. If you are not comfortable with the dramatic look of a smokey eye, then I recommend that you start first with incorporating some purples into your makeup routine. It is an easy way to have some colour on your face without people mistaking you for a... a woman ...working... on the streets... you know what I mean ;)
So here is how I created this wearable purple smokey eye.
First Step: I applied my Two Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer all over my eyelid. I then applied MAC's Hyperviolet Paint Pot over top of the primer. ( I wanted the purple paint pot to be a good base for my purple eye shadows)
Second Step: I applied MAC's Pink Opal on to the inner half of my eyelid, and blended. Then I took MAC's Top Hat (an oldie but a goodie) and applied it to the outer half of my eyelid and blended it to mix with the Pink Opal pigment. I took MAC's Wedge eyeshadow and blended it into my crease, so I could give the edges of the purples a soft defused effect. * Blend Blend Blend*
Third Step: I took MAC's Feline Eye Pencil and applied to the top and bottom lashes, then used my ring finger and a brush to smudge it out. For the bottom lash line, I applied Top Hat on top of the black pencil. The apply some mascara! Before I applied my lashes, I took MAC's Phloof! shadow and applied it just under my brow bone as my highlight. For extra an extra highlighting effect, I took MAC's Vellum shadow ( remember that good one?) and applied it just in the inner corner of my eye. Really makes the purple stand out because Vellum was a white frost with a iridescent purple tone to it.
Fourth Step: LASHES! I applied some dramatic Velour Lashes (I forgot the name) that I got at the IMATS last year. To finish the look, I swept on some of MAC's Pink Swoon Blush then moved on to my lips.
Fifth Step: Finally, the perfect lip for a smokey eye... the nude lip. I took MAC's Absolutely It Lip Pencil and filled in my lips with it, then took MAC's To the Future Lipstick and applied it on top of the liner. And to finish my lips, I applied MAC's Girl♥Boy Plushglass.
And I'm done.
xoxoxox - M