Monday, April 18, 2016

Sexy Messy Eyes

I am a huge fan of slightly disheveled looks. I love when makeup and hair looks lived-in and worn, it seems more realistic and there's something sexy about being 'perfectly imperfect'. I wanted to do a twist on the smokey eye, so I made the lower lash line really smudgey and dark. I also used a mix of formulas on the lid to create an interesting finish and texture. You can do this with any color, but I chose this dusty purple to complement Liz's eyes. Hair by Greta Wagner.

Smokey Eye Steps
1. With a rounded brush (I like the domed shadow brush from this set) smudge the cream shadow over the eyelid and along the lower lash line. Feather the edges as you blend and bring the product fairly high into the eye socket.
2. Take a black kohl liner and line the inner rim of the eyes and smudge it into the cream pigment in the lower lash line. You can also pick some of the black kohl on the same brush and blend it into the inner and outer corners of the eyelid to add dimension.
3. Dab a light purple glitter to the center of the lid to add texture and a 'wetness' to the look.
4. Add multiple coats of thick, black mascara to the top and bottom lashes, a little bit of clumpiness towards the root will actually add to this look.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter
Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation in 'Fair'
Jouer Cream Highlights in 'Camellia' & 'Champagne'
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (liquid) in 'Pearl'
Illamasqua Cream Eyeshadow in 'Command'
Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder in 'Baby Mauve #14'
Guerlain Khol Me Kajal Liner
Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel in 'Caramel'
Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in 'Rose'
Not Your Mother's Sea Salt Spray

Would you try this 'grungy' version of a smokey eye?


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