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Creating the perfect smoky eyes with Make Up For Ever’s new Smoky Colour collection for fall, 2011

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Creating the perfect smoky eyes with Make Up For Ever’s new Smoky Colour collection for fall, 2011

Smoky Palette (open and closed)Smoky eyes, how much do I love thee? Let’s be honest –  I am queen of the smoky eye, and I wear it just about everywhere. Oh, I know there are plenty of other ways to wear eyeshadow, but why? This works for me, and now one of my favorite brands, Make Up For Ever, is making it even easier for me to achieve this look. You know I love palettes because they are perfect to travel with and take the guesswork out of shades. But this collection doesn’t just include the palette. There are also four jewel toned Smoky Colour Mascaras: chocolate brown, emerald green, plum, and dark blue. But wait – that’s not all! How about Kohl Pencils in pearly deep blue, matte mocha brown, and pearly black purple? These creamy pencils are very blendable and will complete your smoky look.

Make Up For Ever was nice enough to send along a How-To on creating three different looks. Each one has a face chart below in the photo gallery.

Smoky Eye: BLUE

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White on the brow bone as a highlight.
  2. Apply Eye Shadow #126 Beige over the entire eyelid.
  3. Using a fluffy crease brush, blend Eye Shadow #81 Blue across the entire crease. Intensify the crease color by using a smudge brush to blend a combination of Eye Shadow #4 Black and Eye Shadow #81 Blue into the outer corner of the eye and part of the crease.
  4. Starting from the outer corner of the eye, smudge Eye Shadow #81 Blue along the lower lash line. Intensify the outer corner of the upper and lower lash line with a little more Eye Shadow #04 Black.

Smoky Eye: PLUM

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White all over the eyelid and brow bone.
  2. Blend Eye Shadow #122 Copper across the entire crease carrying it all the way to the inner corner of the eye. Working inward, layer Eye Shadow #79 Plum halfway into the crease. Focus on deepening the plum color on the outer corner of the eyelid.
  3. Starting from the outer corner of the eye, smudge Eye Shadow #122 Copper along the entire lower lash line. Then, repeat with Eye Shadow #79 Plum.

Smoky Eye: BROWN

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White over the entire surface of the eyelid and brow bone.
  2. With a fluffy crease brush, blend Eye Shadow #127 Taupe across the entire crease. Using a dense crease brush or smudge brush, blend Eye Shadow #122 Copper into the deepest part of the crease as well.
  3. Smudge Eye Shadow #79 Plum from the outer corner of the eye inward. Using a combination of Eye Shadow #79 Plum and Eye Shadow #122 Copper, smudge along lower lash line.

Smoky Eye: GREEN

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White and Eye Shadow #126 Beige to the brow bone as a highlight.
  2. Also using Eye Shadow #126 Beige, cover the entire eyelid.
  3. Blend Eye Shadow #80 Green across the entire crease. Intensify the outer and inner corners of the lid by smudging additional Eye Shadow #80 Green at those points.
  4. Intensify the smoky effect by blending Eye Shadow #4 Black from the outer corner of the eye half way into the crease. Smudge Eye Shadow #80 Green into the lower lash line. Rim the upper and lower lash line with additional Eye Shadow #4 Black.

© 2011, Retrodivas Beauty. Some rights reserved. Retrodiva’s Beauty Blog by Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.retrodivasbeauty.com.

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Creating the perfect smoky eyes with Make Up For Ever’s new Smoky Colour collection for fall, 2011

Posted By |

Creating the perfect smoky eyes with Make Up For Ever’s new Smoky Colour collection for fall, 2011

Smoky Palette (open and closed)Smoky eyes, how much do I love thee? Let’s be honest –  I am queen of the smoky eye, and I wear it just about everywhere. Oh, I know there are plenty of other ways to wear eyeshadow, but why? This works for me, and now one of my favorite brands, Make Up For Ever, is making it even easier for me to achieve this look. You know I love palettes because they are perfect to travel with and take the guesswork out of shades. But this collection doesn’t just include the palette. There are also four jewel toned Smoky Colour Mascaras: chocolate brown, emerald green, plum, and dark blue. But wait – that’s not all! How about Kohl Pencils in pearly deep blue, matte mocha brown, and pearly black purple? These creamy pencils are very blendable and will complete your smoky look.

Make Up For Ever was nice enough to send along a How-To on creating three different looks. Each one has a face chart below in the photo gallery.

Smoky Eye: BLUE

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White on the brow bone as a highlight.
  2. Apply Eye Shadow #126 Beige over the entire eyelid.
  3. Using a fluffy crease brush, blend Eye Shadow #81 Blue across the entire crease. Intensify the crease color by using a smudge brush to blend a combination of Eye Shadow #4 Black and Eye Shadow #81 Blue into the outer corner of the eye and part of the crease.
  4. Starting from the outer corner of the eye, smudge Eye Shadow #81 Blue along the lower lash line. Intensify the outer corner of the upper and lower lash line with a little more Eye Shadow #04 Black.

Smoky Eye: PLUM

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White all over the eyelid and brow bone.
  2. Blend Eye Shadow #122 Copper across the entire crease carrying it all the way to the inner corner of the eye. Working inward, layer Eye Shadow #79 Plum halfway into the crease. Focus on deepening the plum color on the outer corner of the eyelid.
  3. Starting from the outer corner of the eye, smudge Eye Shadow #122 Copper along the entire lower lash line. Then, repeat with Eye Shadow #79 Plum.

Smoky Eye: BROWN

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White over the entire surface of the eyelid and brow bone.
  2. With a fluffy crease brush, blend Eye Shadow #127 Taupe across the entire crease. Using a dense crease brush or smudge brush, blend Eye Shadow #122 Copper into the deepest part of the crease as well.
  3. Smudge Eye Shadow #79 Plum from the outer corner of the eye inward. Using a combination of Eye Shadow #79 Plum and Eye Shadow #122 Copper, smudge along lower lash line.

Smoky Eye: GREEN

  1. Apply Eye Shadow #7 White and Eye Shadow #126 Beige to the brow bone as a highlight.
  2. Also using Eye Shadow #126 Beige, cover the entire eyelid.
  3. Blend Eye Shadow #80 Green across the entire crease. Intensify the outer and inner corners of the lid by smudging additional Eye Shadow #80 Green at those points.
  4. Intensify the smoky effect by blending Eye Shadow #4 Black from the outer corner of the eye half way into the crease. Smudge Eye Shadow #80 Green into the lower lash line. Rim the upper and lower lash line with additional Eye Shadow #4 Black.

© 2011, Retrodivas Beauty. Some rights reserved. Retrodiva’s Beauty Blog by Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.retrodivasbeauty.com.

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