Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quick Smokey Eye - My Attempt

I'm pretty addicted to Lisa Eldridge these days.  There's been a few weddings that I had to attend the past months and here's one of my attempt to emulate Lisa's quick smokey eye.  I love how my small eyes looks bigger and the overall look feels makes me look sweet still =D

Please do excuse the fuzziness of the picture.  I was using the front camera of my iPhone and forgot that the quality ain't as good as when I use the back camera.

Items used:

Shills 6 in 1 BB Cream
Maybelline Angelfit  Perfect Concealer
Stage Photo Pro Camouflage 04 Buff
Nature Republic 4D Flower Powder 02 Lucid Pastel

Benefit Strut
Red Earth Magicline Kohl Eyeliner Pencil Kohl Crayon in Deep Forest
Anna Sui Super Mascara DX Waterproof (mini version from Plusizekitten)

Stage Wondergloss Lipgloss 01 Penelope

Firstly, I line my eyes with the Red Earth Magicline Kohl Eyeliner Pencil Kohl Crayon in Deep Forest .  Don't worry about lining it perfectly or in straight line as you'll be smudging it later.  Once you've lined both eyes, get a smudge brush or a medium size eye shadow brush (I tend to reach out for the eye shadow brush) and run them into your little tub of Benefit Strut.  After that, start smudging your eyeliner with it.  Do it light-handedly.  Start from the inside of your eyelid and move outwards towards the end of your eyelid.  I tend to dip a bit more and add a little more texture nearing the end of the eyelid to give it a bit more omph.

Once that is done, dip your eyeliner brush into your Benefit Strut and line the bottom of your eyes.  Line it half way and then smudge them towards the inside of your eye.  By doing so, it will make your eyes look bigger and have more depth.

To complete the look, I used Anna Sui Super Mascara DX Waterproof mini on my eyelashes.  As my bottom eyelashes are extremely short, I only put it on my top eyelashes.  You may choose to run your mascara over the top and bottom of your lashes to make your eyes pop further.

After taking this picture, I realised how awesome a simple hairpin could do to my hair.  All I did was grab some of my hair up to pin it, and viola! Totally change the look.

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