Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Metallic Smokey Eye

Everyone loves a smokey eye. This season it’s about creating a more modern version of this most requested makeup look. A great way to rework this look is using a metallic shadow as your base/primary color. It can be bronze, copper, pewter, steel blue, etc.
What’s important about getting this look right is the placement of the shade. Generally a metallic shade shouldn’t go past the lid. I suggest using a neutral matte shade in the crease for your transitional color. This will keep it intense but soft. Make sure that the tone of your crease color complements the shade you choose for the lid. Using a matte shade will also keep the look from going to another place such as 70's disco. The look also works best if the lower lash is also done in matte, and keeping the sheen in the inner corner of the eye.
To get intense depth use a dark liner on the water line on the top and bottom. Use black mascara to finish the look off. My favorite highlighter is MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Shrimpane or Gold Deposit on darker skin tones. And it’s that easy to update your smokey eye.

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