I missed the last Femme Boulevard post because I was so busy. I still am, and that’s why you’ve been seeing less regular posts lately. For this FB issue, we decided to go easy on the creativity juice. LOL! We decided to show you how to wear smokey eyes during day time. For me, it’s just a tamer version of the dramatic smokes. I use lighter colours, and the gradient technique and of course, most importantly, blend blend blend!
I’ve been using only concealer and powder for my face the last month or so, and I decided to keep it that way for this post. Smokey eyes do look best with a clean canvas but there’s also an edge if there are freckles showing. I think it makes the whole look a little undone, which I love. For the eyes, I am using Laura Mercier caviar stick in Amethyst as base and 2 different eye shadows – Urban Decay Darkhorse and Urban Decay Toasted from the Naked palette. Of course, black liner and black mascara are essentials.
What I do is apply Amethyst all over my lids, then blend out any harsh edges. The caviar stick does crease if I didn’t apply a powder eye shadow over it, so here, I’m using Urban Decay Toasted all over my lid. With a black pencil, I smudged my lashlines (don’t have to be clean, messy is good) before using Darkhorse to blend over it. I do the same to my lower lash lines – smudge black pencil, then use Darkhorse over it. I finish the look with generous coats of mascara, a neutral blush and a natural lip. For this look, I used Dior Rose Brazilia as blush and YSL Glossy Balm Crystal Colour in Mouthwatering Berry.
Here’s a step by step pictorial, and you can see how the eyes turned out up close.
Here’s the finished look. This technique can be applied using different colours for different effects. I love smokey eyes. I think they look sexy and mysterious in a way 🙂
I hope you liked today’s look. Do check out my fellow Femmes for their version!