Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 2011 Series: 6th

A requested smokey eye look.

I wasn't feeling well today, so I stayed in & didn't get around to actually doing today's look till nighttime. I got a few requests for smokey eyes in this series & since I probably wont be doing such dramatic smokey eyes this month, I thought today would be a good time to try out this look since I'm home.

To achieve this silver, gray, & black smokey eye, I started off by using a white base all over the lid till under the brow & on the lower lashline. A black base was then applied on the outer half of the lid. A silver shade was applied to the inner third of the lid & blended a bit above the crease. The silver was also applied in the tearduct area & a little bit in the inner lashline. A shimmery dark gray was applied to the rest of the lid & blended a bit above the crease as well. The shimmery dark gray was also applied on the middle of the lower lashline, blending it in with the silver. A shimmery black was applied over the shimmery dark gray on the outer third of the eye & on the outer brow bone. The black was blended well with the shimmery dark gray, especially on the brow bone, blending it up & inward to the inner brow bone area. The same black was used on the outer third of the lower lashline & blended in with the dark gray. A light shimmery white was used as the highlight & it was used to blend out the black on the brow bone as well. The eye was tightlined & a black eye pencil was applied on the waterline. A black eyeliner was applied on the upper lashline & winged slightly. Dark black mascara, one of the most important products when doing a smokey eye, was applied to complete this look.

Products Used:
  • NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk (base - all over)
  • NYX jumbo eye pencil in Black Bean (base - only on the outer half of lid)
  • 120 palette (1st edition): silver-O1, shimmery dark gray-Q1, shimmery black-S1, light shimmery white-L1
  • Revlon eye pencil (not sure which one)
  • Senna Cosmetics CreamLine in Jet
  • Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost mascara in Very Black

120 palette (1st edition) reference charts

For more information on the January 2011 Series, click here.


Glamorous Glory said...

love the smokey eye!

January 6, 2011 at 9:07 PM
Kate Gene said...

So pretty! I'd rock this look! :)

January 6, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Rinz said...

i havent tried the white color yet but i will soon

January 7, 2011 at 1:36 AM
agnes said...

les couleurs sont magnifiques, et cela te fait des yeux sublimes, j'adore

January 7, 2011 at 8:47 AM
나니 said...

It's quite brave of you to layer the jumbo pencils : O

January 7, 2011 at 9:38 AM
socialitedreams said...

best smoky eye i've ever seen! makes me want to break out the palette and try it

January 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Gone2RehabBRB said...

Now that you upload so regularly I realize you have the neatest eyebrows i've even seen in my life. Not a single baby hair out of place.

January 8, 2011 at 6:33 PM
LLH said...

I agree, this is the best smokey eye I've seen, beautiful!

January 12, 2011 at 3:47 PM

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