I would like to begin by saying hello and welcome to my first ever blog.
Starting a blog is something that has been in the mix for some time now, However although I maybe be a certified cosmetician, I am no writer and yet here we are!
with me doing my very best Carrie Bradshaw impersonation (chopstick wand) at the ready, I would like to ask you all to bear with me through my teething stages and hopefully I can share some of the useful tips I have learned in the industry.
so as a makeup artist the question i get asked the most is, How do I achieve a smokey eye without looking like a racoon?
My blog today is going to take you through 4 simple steps to achieving that gorgeous sultry eye.
Step 1 Not all smoky eye looks have to be black, if you are a beginner, eye make up can be intimidating. All that blending can be a bit off-putting, so why not try a crème shadow to start with, you can use one shade on the lid and line the lash line with a slightly darker pencil to achieve a sultry smoked effect. To begin keep it simple, bronzed shades are perfect to achieve that gorgeous smoked out look without having to be too precise. Try Charlotte Tilbury's Eyes To Mesmerise £22 and comes in 8 different shades or for a cheaper version why not try Revlon Colourstay Creme Shadow £6.99 comes in 6 different shades.
Step 2 If you want a more understated eye look, line the eyes with a kohl liner then with a pencil brush buff out the line to defuse the colour, giving a more subtle smokey eye.
try Clinique Kohl Shaper In Shade Black Coffee £16 or an excellent budget liner try Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal £8.
Step 3 If you're a bit more adventurous and a dab hand at eye make up then have a go at a two coloured smokey lid. Start by placing your darkest colour on the lid, applying in a semi-circle shape keeping within your eyelids natural crease. Once you have done this then gently smoke the colour out with a transition shade (about two shades lighter than lid shade) and a fine blending brush like Mac Cosmetics 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush £21 or for a cheaper version why not try Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease Brush coming in at £9
Step 4 Last but not least!!! My last tip would be.... no matter what level your makeup skills. Always start with your eyes first if you are going to use dark colours, this allows you to clean up any fall out that may have occurred from your shadows.
I hope you have found this information helpful. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Many thanks Audrey XOXO