We featured a smokey eye for day just early this month, and we thought it would be fun to feature a night time look this time, just to balance things out. I was going to do a step by step tutorial again, but coincidentally, Dior Chief Makeup Artist Matt Ng was in town. I had my makeup done by him, his version of a soft smokey eyes with a twist.
Matt has been in makeup for as long as he could remember, starting out in Dior, then ventured into Benefit and MAC and back to Dior again. He worked with big names, well known models, and featured in newspapers. He knows what he’s talking about, and I’m just going to share what I can remember 😛 Rule number one for an evening look is a flawless base. The key, he said, is hydration. That’s where face primer comes in. Then, when applying liquid foundation, it’s best to apply a thin layer, buffing and swirling it in for an even and natural application, and then add another layer on the T-zone for a brighter complexion. It is also important to contour according to an individual’s face shape and for me, it’s most flattering to contour higher on my cheekbones. Then I could apply blush over it, and highlight on the apples of my cheeks. Below are the products used.
For the eyes, he used Aventure as a base before using the teal in Bonne Etoile all over the lid. He also used the khaki on the crease before blending it out with the brown. Instead of packing on the colour, he kept it soft and well blended. The traditional look would be to line the eyes with a pencil and smudge it out for a classic smokey eye. That was what Dior Senior Makeup Artist Zaidi did for me. However, Matt added a twist to the look by adding a statement liquid liner. I also like how he shaped my brows. He kept them thick yet very natural.
Are you ready for the reveal? Personally, it’s the first time I wear my eye liner like this. Definitely something different, and I think I might have trouble drawing them myself and making them look symmetrical!
He kept the lips nude because I was rushing to pick up my daughters from school, but he said this look could be paired with bold red lips and a pinch of confidence. I can definitely imagine wearing dark berry lips for Fall as well. In other words, this is a versatile look that goes well with any lip colour. Can you imagine wearing bright fuchsia lips with this look?
I’m glad I could share with you what Matt did, because I wouldn’t have done it like this. If you want my version of smokey eyes for night, you could check out a look I did last year, complete with false lashes and all (link here). So you have Zaidi’s version, Matt’s version and my version. You can also check out what my friends did by checking out the links below, and you’ll have 6 different versions of smokey eyes:
I hope you enjoyed this month’s Femme Boulevard edition, and stay tuned for September. You can also go through the Femme Boulevard archives here. Have a great weekend ahead chickies!