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.

8 comments:

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.
Amazing.

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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