Who hasn’t stared jealously at those beautiful smokey eyes on the covers of glossy bridal magazines? It’s an astonishing look, but a very difficult one to copy without the right guidance. The following guide will take the stress out of the process, taking you step-by-step through the secrets of the stunning smokey eye look.
What is it about this look that works so well? The biggest factor is the vigilant, subtle blending from light colors into dark. One frequent misstep is to use dark browns and black, neither of which is necessary. Alternatively, think about:
- A peach base with a green hue.
- A gold brown, champagne or deep purple bases with a bright blue hue.
To correctly move forward, you will necessitate:
- Makeup Brushes
- Eye Primer
- Two Eye Shadows – (one lighter, one darker)
Step One – Start by applying the lighter eye shadow shade (or mineral concealer) to the under-eye area, then all across the top eyelid. (Avoid any oil products on your eyelids, as they run the risk of melting.)
Step Two – Depending on your eye shadow color, you will be able to line your eyes with blue, purple or deep green eyeliner. (If you have decided to use grey, brown or standard black, you can apply the same liner color by drawing lines a little more thickly toward the middle of the eye.)
Step Three – With the upper eyelid done, it’s time to work on the bottom eyelashes. The secret: simply make use of an eyeliner pencil, and then smudge it by gliding your finger over the top. Once this is done, add a light, shimmering eye shadow and blend it into the existing darker color.
Step Four – This step can be overwhelming to some, but rest assured this is not a fine art, and a little practice will go a long way!
Use an eye shadow brush to blend in the darker color from your eyelash line. (You could also use a q-tip cotton bud; smudge brush or sponge-tip applicator to smudge directly over the penciled area.)
Step Five – With this done, the final stage is to curl your eyelashes, then add a number of coatings of mascara to really enhance the look. As an added bonus, attempt applying a natural shade of blush to your cheeks, adding color to your complexion to counter the darker eyes and help your natural, radiant beauty.
All done. You are now set to walk down the aisle with those adorable smokey eyes wedding makeup. Find more ideas on wedding makeup tips.