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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

SLEEK COSMETICS COMPETITION - Smokey Eye



So remember I told you guys i had a role to play in the competition as well. Each blogger has been provided with identical schedules of posts to produce each week. Title for the First post? 'How to Rock a Smokey Eye'. I thought I'd share some smokey eye tips with you guys as well as show you a few pictures of some lush smokey eye makeup! Enjoy!



Now here's a little thing I've noticed. When people hear 'Smokey Eye', they automatically think lots of black eyeshadow. But, a smokey eye can be achieved without a SINGLE application of black eyeshadow. Let me let you in on the 3 most important factors (to me) that make up the most exquisite smokey eye.



1.) A Dark Base: This could be a black eye primer, soft kohl eye-liner, jumbo eye-pencils or in my case I use black gel liner. Yup, I apply the gel liner using the back of my ring finger and pat it all over my eyelid.


2.) Good Blending Brush: A nice fluffy blending brush! The smokey eye is ALL about blending. You have to blend blend blend all those colors in. And you can only achieve this with a good blending brush

3.) Transition Colour: Now here's the little trick, you know just above the crease where the heavy smokey eye seems to be fading? That's achievable by using what is called a 'transition color' eyeshadow. Transition eyeshadow of choice (with a black smokey eye) is usually a red-toned brown and this must be blended well into and just above the crease.

Now for some pictures. I'm using real people in these pictures, aka bloggers I love. And I actually used one of these bloggers' tutorials to achieve my very own smokey eye and I've got my picture to prove it! :D


Here's Zara from MouldyFruit. She is one of my favorite bloggers! Here she's created two different smokey eye looks from a palette she got. Love it!

Picture from: MouldyFruit




Picture from: MouldyFruit




Remember what I said about a transition color being one of the important pieces to a smokey eye. It can actually transform the tone of a smokey eye. Here's Zara again and she's used a PINK eyeshadow as a transition color. Loves it!

Picture From: MouldyFruit



Picture From: MouldyFruit


 Here's Shirley's (of Meek-n-Mild) take on a day-time smokey eye. Yup, you can rock a smokey eye in the day as well. It's very subtle, but very day-time appropriate. Loves it!

picture from: meek-n-mild


picture from: meek-n-mild


 Now for a smokey eye with a bit of Colour, Green to be exact. So lush! Again from the lovely Shirley!

picture from: meek-n-mild

picture from: meek-n-mild



So here's my Smokey eye.


I got this after watching one of Shirley's tutorials on youtube. I actually sported this exact smokey eye for my birthday festivities back in January, and I toned it down a little for this wedding I attended in February.


This was taken in a moving car using my phone. Hence the shoddy picture quality. But here's a link to the youtube tutorial if you wanna try it out: Raven Symone Inspired Look



I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! I must say, it felt quite nice doing a post like this. I am now excited to start researching for my next post and coming up with what angle I want to take on it! Fun!


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Thanks!


Ez xxX

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5 comments

  1. Looooovvveeee!!!!
    Gonna try it out! :)

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    1. Woooo!! Lemme know how it goes! Xxx

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  2. very nice attempt. I take months breaks in between my eyeshadow. geex the last time i used eyeshadow was last year smh, that i almost feel like a beginner whenever i do a smokey eye

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    1. I feel you! I hardly wear eyeshadow, only like when I wanna get dressy for events or nights out! Slick of eyeliner and mascara, that's me everyday! Thanks for reading :) xxx

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  3. LOVE your smokey eye. As for Zara.. even when she is having a 'casual day' she turns up to my house and is like POW! Smokey eye bright lip. And im in my pajamas being dragged out of my house looking like a rat. She has serious skills that girl!! I dont think ive ever seen her look bad!!

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