March 19, 2012

How To: Metallic Smokey Eye

I love a good metallic smokey eye.  The key to a metallic smokey eye is knowing where to apply the shimmer, and where to keep it matte.  If done right, it creates a really sultry look.  If done wrong, it will look like Snooki.  No offense, Snooki.

Step one:  Apply a neutral colored base coat or primer to the lid, from the lash line clear to the brow.  I am using Painterly by MAC. 

Step two:  Apply a shimmery color from the lash line up until you almost reach the crease, from inner corner to outer corner, covering the entire lid.  I am using Satin Taupe by MAC.  *Tip:  If you want your eyeshadow more vibrant, mix it with a drop of water before you apply it. 

Step three:  Apply a dark matte color in the crease, starting in the outer corner and fading in.  I am using Carbon by MAC.  *Tip:  It's important to keep the shimmer on the lid and the matte in the crease.  Applying shimmer in the crease will give your eye less dimension and make it look flatter. 

Step four:  Apply the same shimmery color across your lower lash line, from inner corner to outer corner.

Step five:  Apply black liner in the water line from inner corner to outer corner.  I am using Engraved by MAC.

Step six:  Finish with black mascara.

21 comments:

  1. This is so nicely done. Not too much like a lot of the other tutorials. I feel like I could still wear this everyday.

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  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Fabulous tutorials, all of them! x

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  3. DANG girl, you could not have more perfect skin. And hair for that matter! I'm having so much fun clicking back through and reading your tutorials. You make it all look so easy! I know what I will be attempting tonight... ;)

    xo- Crystal

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  4. Awesome tutorial. Thanks. Love the look very subtle and sexy for everyday wear.

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  5. This is a great tutorial! Could you also do an everyday eye look with MAC shadows, pleeeeeease?

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  6. This is excellent!! Very flattering & versatile :)

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  7. This is gorgeous! What brushes are you are using for each application?

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    1. I used all MAC brushes, the 219 pencil brush, the 242 shader brush, the 213 fluff brush and the 275 angled brush.

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    2. Thank you! Can't wait to try this look.

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  8. Anonymous11/08/2012

    I like this because it's realistic. You don't look like a skanky hoe-bag, you look really good. :)

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  9. alina m11/24/2012

    lovely blue eyes...

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  12. This is beautiful! I wonder if I can find something in the Jane Iredale products I use to re-create this look? I'm going to find out! Thanks!

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  13. Your tutorials are amazing! Thank you for keeping it simple for people like me!! Thank you, thank you!

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  14. Wow.. Simple and Sober..

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