A: "Tano, I'm coming over and I need you to do a smokey eye for me."
Me: "Ok, how long do I have?"
A: "I'll be there in 5.. You have 10 mins..."
I'm supposed to pull of a day time smokey look in 10 mins? Are you kidding me?!
I mulled it over for a minute or two about what goes into a day time smokey look? It's not black, that's for sure! And I'm kinda liking grey these days... So lets go that route.
And guys, believe me, it took less than 10 mins to do her eye makeup and just a few more to put her face together. I found it sooo simple, I had to recreate it on myself. And then I had to share it as well! So here goes.
|The Hardware: The Naked Palette, two fluffy brushes, a grey eye pencil, a black eye pencil and your favorite mascara.|
Start out by applying the grey eye liner to half the lid and smudging out the top line like so...
|Remember to prep with your favorite primer for a longer lasting look.|
Next, taking on fluffy brush, start at the top with the highlighter. Go in with VIRGIN all over the brow bone, then NAKED in the crease and finally, pick up GUNMETAL and buff that all over the eyelid and blend upwards to the crease.
|All the eyeshadows in place.|
|The completed eye.|
After she left, I got to thinking, how could I amp this up further? So I recreated the look on myself and came up with two options:
|Option 1: The conventional route.|
|Option 2: Whimsy.|
|A kiss of blue.|
I would wear this with a light bronzer that can almost double as a contour and highlighter (think Smashbox's Soft Focus Baked Fusion) and then rock it with any lipstick! A went with a baby pink. I would go the fuchsia or red or nude route too!
Then I proceeded to prance around the house looking like that! :p
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