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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Simple Daytime Golden Plum Smokey Eyes Tutorial

I've gotten a few requests on how to create a quick and simple smokey eyed look so I've made this tutorial for a daytime-suitable smokey look using gold and dark plum. Keep in mind that smokey eye doesn't mean that only blacks and dark browns can be used. The aim here is not to create raccoon eyes (that would be a different look) but rather "smoke" up the lids to make eyes appear bigger and more distinctive with better dimensions. You may always substitute the colors that I've used here as long as you keep the basic idea of using a lighter shade and a darker shade in a combination as opposed to having one sweep of dark color or liner and calling it a day.

I'll be using my MAC Fluidline in Uppity as a base because it sucked to the core as an eye liner but it worked pretty well as a base.

Read on for step-by-step instructions. Enjoy the tutorial!

Base: MAC Fluidline in Uppity
Eyeshadow: Loreal Holographic in Golden Rose, Smashbox Single in Taupe Two, NYX Trio in Lake Moss, Stila Single in Champagne
Eyeliner: Indelible in Chocolate Mousse, Giorgio Armani Pencil in Grey
Mascara: Maybelline Volum Express
Brushes: Eyeshadow Fluff, Round Crease, Highlight, Gel Eyeliner

Start with a naked, sleepy eye. Apply Uppity with fingers all over the lid. Using the eyeshadow fluff brush, apply Golden Rose on the inner half of the lid up to the crease.

With the same brush, apply Taupe Two on the other half of the lid up to the crease. Blend the Taupe Two over the crease in windshield wiper motion until there's no more harsh line

Use the round crease brush to apply Taupe Two on the outer half of the lower lash line as well. With the same brush, apply the dark plum in the NYX Trio starting from the outer corner of the lid and slowly blending it up along the crease in back and forth as well as circular movements.

Sweep on some Champagne with the highlight brush right under the brows and blend together with the Taupe Two. Apply gel eyeliner with the eyeliner brush starting from the inner lashline (or the middle or the outer. Your choice). Make the line thicker towards the outer corner of the lash line.

Smudge on remaining eyeliner on the lower lash line. Tightline into the rim of the upper lashline with an eyeliner pencil. Apply volumizing mascara. Done!


yummy411 said...

awesome tut! love the look!

Hayley said...

never know gold can look so good for smokey eyes! grear post Connie ;))

Tine said...

Oooh love the smokey-eyed look on ya. Great tutorial! ;)

Connie said...

Kia: Thanks :)

Hayley: I love using gold for smokey eyes. Basically any colors can achieve smokey eyes just the matter of playing with a lighter shade and a darker shade.

Tine: Thanks :)

cheeeezie said...

this is a great look! i love the look of plum on your crease and it goes really well with the gold!

Connie said...

Cheeeezie: Thanks! Gold and Plum is a great combination.

Digie said...

love the look alot!! can't wait to try it on myself! thanks for the tutorial gal!

Fabu-less Beauty said...

Great tutorial! I was wondering..on blogger, how did you create that link to read the rest of your entry?


Connie said...

Thanks! :) There's a step by step guide from blogger. Since comment pages always cut off long links, please refer to my June 15 post. There's a link over there for the guide.
All the best.

prettybeautiful said...

i love this look! not so overwhelming but look so elegant!

Connie said...

Thanks, pretty :) Funny enough, I quite seldom do this look. most of the time I take the opportunity to go colorful.

Anonymous said...

this is awesome. i love it!!! but what color of lipstick can you use to match this golden smokey eye look.

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