I love playing around with new colours and make-up products & just seeing what I come up with! This is exactly what happened here!
So here is my take on a subtle grey smoky eye. The main trick to make sure that you avoid harsh lines when creating a smoky eye is to use a ‘transition’ colour. You can have the darkest colour you want on the lid area, and it will always look great as long as you blend it this way.
A great transition colour can either be a much lighter shade than the darkest colour you are using (so if you used a very dark grey/black as your main lid colour, you could use a very light grey to smudge out), or the alternative is to use a colour slightly darker than your skin colour (like I did here with the light brown). A transition colour should be placed above/on your crease with a fluffy blending brush. It has to be fluffy and not too dense, otherwise you will just end up placing a colour in your crease and darkening it. You should use the crease blush to blend the colour upwards towards your brow bone (shown in the video). This will allow you to avoid those nasty harsh lines that are so easy to leave behind when working with darker colours. Keep the brush you use to the side and only use it when blending (to avoid mixing colours)!
I hope you enjoy the video! (Full product listing below)
- Kiko Milano Hi-Brow Expert Eyebrow Kit
- Maybelline 24HR Eye cream – Creme De Nude
- MAC Eyeshadow – Texture (for blended crease/transition colour
- Make-up Revolution Salvation Palette – Girls on Film (Light grey for the lid)
- Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette (Dark brown bronzer for crease)
- Make-up Revolution Salvation Palette – Girls on Film (Dark grey for concentrated crease)
- MAC Eyeshadow – Nylon
- Lancome Kohl Eyeliner
- Rimmel Volume Flash Mascara
- Eyelashes (Primark)
- Make-up Gallery Liquid Eyeliner
- No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid (for base before foundation)
- Revlon Colour stay Foundation (Natural Tan)
- New Look Pure Colour Foundation stick (01 Light) (to contour)
- MAC’s Mineralise Skin Finish (Medium Tan) (to set base)
- Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette (for contour only)
- Airbase High Definition Micro Finish Powder (HD Glow) – my new favourite!
- MAC Pro Long Wear Lipstick – Morning Coffee (to line lips)
- MAC Lipstick – Velvet Teddy (all over liner)
Thanks for watching!