Wednesday, November 14, 2007

UP IN SMOKE!

Looking for an easy way to enhance your natural beauty? Add drama and glamour to your everyday look while staying on trend with sultry smokey grey eyes! Use Sephora's smokey eye kit and step-by-step instructions, from professional makeup artist Tim Duncan, to create this alluring effect.

Sephora's smokey eye kit, $71.00 value now available on sephora.com for $42.00! Grey smokey eye by Tim Duncan Makeup.
The smokey eye kit will be the perfect stocking stuffer for the beauty obsessed on your list. Great for the fashion obsessed too...use the chic metallic case as a clutch for holiday parties and more! Tim Duncan used Sephora's smokey eye kit to achieve the look above. Check out Tim's website here! Be sure to contact her for all your makeup needs.

Smokey Eyes
Difficulty: Easy!

Time Required: 5 Minutes

Here’s How:

1. Prep the lids. Prime lids with foundation. This serves as a base for the eyeshadow. This can be done when you apply foundation to your face before applying makeup.

2. Apply light base color. The key to a smoky eye is pairing a lighter base with the darker hue*. Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids to your browbone, focusing on the inner points (by your nose).

3. Apply a darker (yet complimenting) color to outer lid, starting from the middle of the lid and sweeping across to the outer lid. Use a brush to lightly blend the lighter color with the darker color where they meet in the middle of the lid.

Duwop "Gray Eyes", available at Sephora, $32.00.

4. Apply eyeliner. Apply liner above the upper lash line, drawing a thicker line in the middle. Don’t forget to apply eyeliner to the bottom lash line for a true smokey look. The key is to smudge it in to give a fuller look and less of straight line. You can also apply more dark shadow (instead of smudging) to get a full smudge look.

5. Apply Mascara to both top and bottom lashes. Apply false eyelashes for added drama!

6. You are ready to hit the town!

* Use browns, blacks, dark greens or grays to suit your taste.


Tim Duncan Tip: For a bolder look, apply more shadow. Whether bold or light, apply mascara liberally! I like the gray hues found in the palette above.

Thanks to Sephora and Coutorture for sending me the smokey eye set! Maybe, just maybe, I'll start using appropriate eye makeup brushes instead of my fingers...

6 comments:

WendyB said...

But some of the best people always work with their fingers!

shop liquorice said...

love the step-by-step! thanks :)

Keisha said...

yum, think I will try this look. Thanks Naki.

browngirlgumbo said...

I love the smokey-eye look! It always make me look sultry and fabulous! thanks!

Gift Baskets said...

Thanks for the step by step, will have to try and share!

~*Fabulous*~ said...

Fab instructions, they are always helpful :) The look is wonderful!

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