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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

GLAMTREND: The Smokey Eye

is a great way to make a statement with the eyes. It has always been in fashion, but this year, it is as big as ever.
The magic behind this trend's popularity is that the smokey eyes can change your face/look completely and can dramatically transform the home girl into a stylish goddess. You don't need to have a big or bright eye to create this fabulous look.

  • Before you begin, prepare the face; you do this by using a good face wipe.
  • Choose the right colors to create your smokey image.
  • Prepare the eyelid.
The major key to a flawless make up and also to keeping your eye shadows from melting into your crease (the middle of the eye) as the day goes on is to keep the lids oil free. To achieve this, start off with an eye shadow base also know as primer. It holds your eye shadow the whole day and prevents it from melting. Bear in mind that it is not an eye shadow, but an eye shadow base. It is usually colorless or slightly tinted.

  • Apply eyeliner
Whichever color you are going for; may be a black, green, brown or grey smokey eye, apply liner in any of  the color hues you want, preferably black, above the upper lash line, making the line thicker in the middle of the eye.

  • Blend in color on bottom lash
Blending is a major part of any make up. For colors on the bottom (a major smokey eye look) you will want to use a lighter liner like grey or brown. After applying the liner, the key is to smudge it to give a soft but edgy smokey effect. You can also apply a bit of shadow to get full smudge effect and the only part of the eyes that you smudge is the bottom/lower lash.

  • Apply a light shade eye shadow
A nice cream shade would do. Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids to your brow bone.

  • Blend in darker color
Now that you have the light shade eye shadow and black eyeliner on, its time to get that smokey effect. You need a darker eye shadow shade. Using an eye shadow brush, blend in color starting from your lash line, upwards. Make sure to blend into the lash line so the black eyeliner disappears. Stop deep color at crease and bear in mind that the liner comes before the eye shadow in both the upper lash and the bottom/lower lash. Finish with several coats of mascara to give volume to the lash and you have the perfect smokey eye look, transforming the home girl to a stylish goddess.


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