Silver and Grey Smokey Eyes Look
First of all, I have to confess that I do not like doing eye makeup tutorials :silly:
The reason: I have a very difficult eye shape for smokey eyes, since my eyes are googly eyes (think of a frog) as well as there are more and more wrinkles appearing on the lids the last years. Also the lids got a little bit heavy, not really hoodge but… old lady, told ya. Furthermore it is really difficult to capture smokey eye make ups on camera, every close-up makes your nose looking like a big potatoe and makes every pore looking like a scratch. But, if you really want to show it, you have to do close-ups.
Silver and Grey is one of the most often used combinations for smokey eyes. I really recommend to use grey and not brown for winter color type – or, if you are using brown, make sure, it is a cool one. Grey fits smokey eyes better and makes you look more fresh, plus: It´s easy to pimp with black to make a great evening make up out of your casual make up. You can use every kind of grey (if it´s not too bright), for this look I used a deep, soft shimmering grey. When you use eyeshadows with soft shimmer (Satin finish, Pearl finish, Veluxe pearl finish etc.) you will recognize that they are nice lightcatchers, so by using deeper writing shimmery colors or darker shimmery colors it depends on the light how intense the eye make up appears. I used to use more matte colors and I still use them for dramatic effects but, at least, they accentuate every little wrinkle and that´s why I started using them only in combination with shimmery colors a few years ago.
There are several techniques to get a nice smokey finish, it´s all about blending. You will have half of the job done with a good blending brush. Especially for smokey eyes I prefer to work from deep to bright and from outer corner to inner corner of the eye.
So, here is the naked truth:
And here is the procedure to make something out of it 😉
Prime face and eyes and put on your favorite eyeshadow base.
Then apply a dark, soft shimmery eyeshadow on you upper lid, working from outer corner to inner corner of your eye – I used the MAC 239 brush for this. Using the same brush apply a silver or a white silver eyeshadow from the inner corner to the middle of your lid, softly blending it into the grey. It depends on the shape of your eyes and the look you want to create how far you blend the silver in. Take a (crease) blending brush and blend the dark grey into your crease, working from outer to inner corner ( I used MAC 226). Make sure that you have no harsh lines left. Go ahead and blend 😉
Take a small pointed brush or a small angled brush and apply the grey eyeshadow under your eye, working from the outer to the inner corner, this will blend out the grey from deep dark to softer shade. After that you can use an eyeliner or an eyepencil to line the upper lid – I used the same eyeshadow since most eyeliners accentuate wrinkles :silly: If you want the look very smokey, use a pointed brush to softly smudge the eyepencil into the eyeshadow. For a more dramatic look you can apply a harsh, black line.
Working with light: Less light makes the dark grey look deeper and more dramatic
Then take a blending brush and highlight your eye, I used the MAC 224 and MAC Mylar as matte highlighter; softly blend the higlighter from eyebrow into the edge of the dark grey. When you have googly eyes, sculpt the inner corner with a darker, matte shade.
A lot of eyeshapes appear very round when you accentuate the whole eye with one dark shade. So here is a little trick: Take the silver shadow and apply it under your eye, highlight the middle area and softly blend the bright eyeshadow into the dark. This little accent will make your eyes appear less round and more shiny :-))
Apply faux lashes. I just made the photos before I put on the mascara so that you can see these are really falsies 😀 But I am quite sure most of you will not need any faux lashes since indian beauties mostly have beautiful, long lashes. Put on mascara, if you have applied faux lashes, just work your lashes into the falsies. Then apply Khol on your waterline.
Fill in the brows – same here: Most of you will not have to do that 🙂 But I have to.
So just fit you brows the way you usually do.
Conceal the under-eye area and then go ahead with concealer and your foundation, sculpting, blush and lip make-up. For casual look this eye make up fits very good with soft pink lips, for a more dramatic look you can use a deep magenta/fuchsia or an intense red lipstick, violet will make it look famous as well.
And here is the look, since the close-up mode of the cam made my nose looking gargantuanic, half of the face:
benefit e/s Half Past Midnight
MAC e/s Silver Fog
MAC e/s Mylar
p2 faux lashes
MAC Khol Feline
MAC eyebrow pencil Dirty Blonde
MAC Studio finish Concealer in NC 15
EDM mineralized foundation
MAC blush Dame
ALVA baked powder No. 1
MAC Lipstick Milan Mode
and, after taking the photos:
MAC Mascara X
I hope you guys like the look 🙂
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