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Make-up Artist

Smokey eyes are my favourite look for evenings.   Try this one – it is really simple and works well on all eye shapes.   Experiment with colours such as browns, bronze and golds or grey/blue and blacks.  All look good on any coloured eyes.  

  1. Start with an eye base to even out any uneven skin tone or redness on the eye.   Benefit lemonade or Estee Lauders double wear eye base are both good choices.
  2. Choose a medium smokey colour, let’s say brown for example.   Sweep three quarters along the socket line and likely blend until it looks soft.   Continue to apply this colour until you get the colour you want by building it up slowly and blending.   Continue from the edge of your lash line and darken into the corner.  Think of a ‘V’ shape on its side.
  3. You can then line the inside of the eyes with a black kolh pencil. Smudge the liner underneath with a rounded smudger brush and then line the top of the eye near the lash line and blend again.   Try to keep as close as you can to the lashes.   This will give you greater definition around the eye area.
  4. Take a darker colour if you prefer and smudge over the liner.   This gives a greater staying power.
  5. If you are applying only mascara, prime the eyes with a primer before hand and then go for a real magnifying mascara.   Apply as much as you want.  If your mascara begins to clog you have too much product on your brush.   Stroke through the lashes with a clean mascara wand to separate the lashes.
  6. Finally, do not forget brows.   Pick a colour slightly darker than your dark colour, and with gently strokes with an angle brow brush, brush through the natural shape.   Avoid any harsh lines.   Brush a clean sweep in the direction of the hair growth for the most natural look.   And, voila you are ready to go