ROCK CHIC: Runway-inspired smokey eyes

December 8th, 2010

How to do smokey eyes

“Almost every single day, I get asked ‘How to do smokey eyes'”. LMM, 2010.

This look was inspired by the Blumarine Ready-to-Wear A/W 2010/11 fashion show.

The mood in Milan was dark and dramatic, rock ’n’ roll vibes filled the air, and models wearing graphic animal prints wowed the crowd.

The makeup was strong and sexy. Classic black smokey eyes, underpinned with tones of cranberry, were offset by light, understated lips.

For step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the ROCK CHIC look, watch the video tutorial below:



Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream).

Clinique All About Eyes Serum. Buy it online at:, and


Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup in Ivory 010. Buy it online at: and

Applied with: Chanel Foundation Brush 6.

Concealer & Highlighter.

M·A·C Studio Finish in NC15 and NW20 (mixed). Buy it online at: and

Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in Candlelight 002. Buy it online at: and

Applied with: Shu Uemura Eye Brush Synthetic 10.


(1). Metallic cranberry eyeshadow: M·A·C Eye Shadow in Cranberry. Buy it online at:, and

Applied along the lower lashes with: M·A·C Medium Angled Shading Brush 275. Buy it online at:, and

Applied to the inner corner of the eye with: M·A·C Small Angle Brush 266. Buy it online at:, and

Blended beneath the eye with: M·A·C Tapered Blending Brush 224. Buy it online at:, and

(2). Matte black eyeshadow: Dior 1 Couleur Powder Mono Eyeshadow in Smoking Black 095.

Applied over the lid with: M·A·C Eye Shader Brush 239. Buy it online at:, and

Applied to the inner corner of the eye, along the roots of the top lashes and along the lower inner rim with: Shu Uemura Natural Brush 6ob.

Blended through the crease with: Shu Uemura Kolinsky Brush 5r.


M·A·C Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved. Buy it online at:, and


Clinique Lash Power Long-Wearing Formula in Black Onyx. Buy it online at:, and

Eyebrow Pencil.

Lancôme Le Crayon Sourcils Pro in Blond Cendré 01.


Lancôme Juicy Tube in Pamplemousse 33.

Applied with: Chanel Petit Pinceau Correcteur (Small Concealer Brush #8).

Loose Powder.

Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte in Colorless.

Applied with: M·A·C Large Powder Brush 134. Buy it online at:, and


Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in M Soft Peach 530.

Applied with: Lancôme Blusher Brush.

Black eyeshadow

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2 Responses to “ROCK CHIC: Runway-inspired smokey eyes”

  1. melina bee says:

    I love that this look includes cranberry shadow – it’s one of my favorites but I never thought to include it in a smoky eye. Can’t wait to try this!

  2. Little Miss Makeup says:

    Thank you, Melina Bee. A touch of cranberry eyeshadow is both fashionable and fun! Let me know how your look turns out.

    LMM x

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