Friday, July 18, 2014

Smokey Eye How-to: Step By Step

Ring: Camplandon Connect ring | Lipstick on Mary, right: Kismet Cosmetics Orchid Haze 

We're beyond excited to share with y'all another one of our most requested beauty tutorials ever - the smokey eye. Don't be daunted! This sultry nighttime look is easy to achieve and super fun to sport. We're thrilled to have collaborated with our friend Birmingham based photographer Kate Tully of Tully House Photo. Kate has a talent for beauty work, as the lovely shots in this post attest - definitely check out her link to see more from her recent shoots. 

Now, for this shimmery smokey, which I'll break down for you step by step. : ) 

After priming your lids with a good eyeshadow primer (like Stila's Prime Pot), use your finger to smudge on a shimmery charcoal or espresso cream eyeshadow across your lids. Chanel's Illusion D'Ombre cream shadow is one of our favorites. Lindsey is using Mirafique on me here. Also, you probably notice I am already wearing a little eyeliner on top here - that's because I came straight from work to this shoot. You can add eyeliner on yourself in a later step. : ) 

Use an eyeshadow brush to lightly blend the cream shadow, softening the effect.

Apply a layer of a rich, pigmented pencil eyeliner along the top lash line, and then follow with a bit along the inner lashline as well. Here, Lindsey is using Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Noir

Ha, we struggle to keep a straight face when applying makeup on each other : D. 

Finish with a couple of coats of volumizing mascara. Here, I am using Chanel Le Volume. If you want Jessica Simpson lash drama, try this mascara. I only applied it to my lop lashes, which tends to be my preference. For full on drama, apply a swipe to your lower lashes as well. 

Vintage white button ring: Jess Leigh Jewels 

Ta dahh! Shimmery, smokey gorgeousness. 

Necklace: Jess Leigh Jewels

Hope y'all have a happy Friday and a blessed weekend! : ) 

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  1. Love how easy this tutorial is! I tend to overdo the smokey eye with too many steps and end up looking like a raccoon! :D
    Great post ladies!


  2. Beautiful makeup girls! Great job!

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