The one thing that I struggle with is the smokey eye. I tried once a couple of years ago and it looked so bad that I haven't tried since! I am always too scared that I will look like a hooker, or like I got punched in the eye, or like a hooker who got punched in the eye! But now with Beauty Bulletin challenging us, I thought I would give it another go. Let's hope this time it's more sultry and less silly!
This is what I used to achieve my look:
- Catrice All Round Concealer (lightest shade)
- Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Pallette (lightest and darkest shade)
- Avon Glimmerstick eyeliner in black
- Catrice Ultra Fine Ink Eyeliener
- Catrice Lashes to Kill mascara
- Essence smokey eyeshadow brush
- Essence eyeshadow brush
Apply concealer all over lid. If you have an eyeshadow base, use that. I don’t, so I improvised with some concealer.
Apply a light nude shade all over lid. I used the lightest shade of the palette. I like it because it has a nice shimmer to it.
Using a black eyeliner, draw a line in the crease and outer corner of the eye, and then fill in with the liner. This looked scary and I thought I had failed already at the smokey eye again!
Blend the eyeliner in from the crease up, and from the outer corner in. I also added a little bit of the darkest shade in the eyeshadow palette. Whew this started looking a little better now :)
Apply black eyeliner to the bottom lashes and also wet line.
With a thin brush (I used Essence eyeshadow brush) apply dark brown eyeshadow under the eyeliner on the bottom lashes.
Apply liquid liner to the top. I managed to get a bit on my lashes too – woops!
Add lashings of mascara to finish it all off and make your eyes pop.
And there you go - my smokey eye look! What do you think? Not as bad as I thought it might turn out, but still room for improvement. Practice makes perfect and at least now I have the confidence to try this look again!
Thank you for the challenge BB, can't wait to see what next week brings!