Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NYX Smokey Eye

This is a classic smokey eye using the NYX trio "white pearl/silver/charcoal" & a bold coral lip :) enjoy!


  1. prime your lids with MAC "painterly" paint pot all over & MAC "blackground" paint pot in the outer corner
  2. using a 217 brush, blend NYX "charcoal" into the crease & the outer corner (over top of MAC "blackground" paint pot) with windshield wiper motions
  3. next take NYX "silver" with a 239 brush & pack this colour onto the middle of your lids
  4. then take NYX "white pearl" with the same 239 brush & pat this colour onto the inner 3rd of your lid
  5. with the 217 brush again, take MAC "carbon" & blend a little bit into the outer corner, intensifying the darkness of NYX "charcoal"
  6. line your lower lash line with MAC "carbon" using the 214 brush
  7. with a 227 brush using a MATTE skintone colour, for me this is MAC "blanc type", blend out any harsh edges to create a smooth transition to the highlight (this will be your highlight for this look)
  8. with a 275, apply MAC "white frost" to the inner corner of your eyes
  9. fill in your brows
  10. using a black eyeliner pencil, line your tightline and waterline, i used Urban Decay "24/7 eyeliner pencil" in zero
  11. using any black eyeliner (gel, cream, liquid, pencil) line your upper lash line, i used ELF "studio cream liner" in black
  12. apply your favourite mascara, i used NYX "doll eye"
  1. first prime your skin using clean fingers with either a moisturizer or foundation primer, i used Clinique "dramaticlly different moisturizing lotion"
  2. next conceal under your eyes and any imperfections with a 194 brush or your fingers & dab onto the skin, i used MAC "pro longwear concealer" in NW15
  3. apply your foundation, i used MAC "mineralized skin finish natural" in light
  4. if using regular foundation, set with powder.
  5. next take your contour colour with a 168 brush and contour the hollows of your cheekbones and anywhere else you'd like, i used Coastal Scents "dark camo quad" in the darkest shade
  6. apply with a fluffy dome brush (i used the "blush" brush from Visage), MAC "bite of an apple" blush (limited edition) to the apples of your cheeks & blend up along your cheekbone
  7. finally dust a little of Too Faced "snow bunny bronzer" onto the top of your cheekbones up to your temple as a highlight with a 188 brush
  1. prime your lips with a lip primer or lip balm, i used California Mango lip balm
  2. line & fill in your lips with an orange-based red lip liner, i used a generic brand
  3. next apply MAC "toxic tale" (limited edition) lipstick
xoxo Victoria.

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