Posts Tagged ‘How to do Smoky Eyes’

Glam-eyed pirate girl

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Want to stand out in a crowd this Halloween? Wear sexy pirate makeup!

Halloween makeup idea

Retro references, luxe textures and luminescent finishes all featured strongly in this season’s runway shows. So, to update your eye makeup for autumn/winter, inflect it with a jewelled metallic.

With simple accessorizing, this fall 2011 catwalk trend can easily be converted into something hot for Halloween. Who needs an eye patch when you can layer on a sexy wash of shimmering color!

For step-by-step instructions on how to recreate this look, watch the video tutorial below. (more…)

Retro Glam: The Seventies Reborn

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Smokey eyes for brown eyes

In the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2011 show, there was a clear message in the makeup:

“More is more”


“Everything in excess”!

The models faces gave off a distinctive retro vibe, signalling that the ’70s are back with a vengeance.

To replicate this look (and learn how to apply smokey eyeshadow and achieve a bitten-looking berry lip), watch the video tutorial below.

My top smokey eyeshadow tip! Always start with eye makeup, not base. If you apply your foundation first it is likely to be ruined by fallout. So, to save time and effort, begin with eyeshadow, then, clean up the area beneath the eye before you follow up with foundation.


ROCK CHIC: Runway-inspired smokey eyes

Wednesday, 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:


Smoky Eyeshadow: Forever Fashionable

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Smoky eyeshadow


“The secret to creating a smoky eye is layering and blending. Layer dark colors over light and blend well.”

“This look is not only reserved for those with blue eyes. Simply adjust the tone and intensity to suit your eye color and complexion.”

Step-by-step instructions!

Applying Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous

Applying Benefit Boi-ing concealer

1). Cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin.

2). For a natural-looking complexion, blend Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous foundation over the face with your fingertips.

3). To even out the skin tone, apply Benefit Boi-ing concealer where needed (i.e. beneath the eye, over the eyelid, and on any imperfections) with a concealer brush(a), and then blend by patting it into the skin with your fingertip.

4). Next, to set the foundation and concealer, take a matte translucent powder(b) on a large, fluffy powder brush(c) and dust it over the face.

5). To make your lashes appear longer, curl them with eyelash curlers(d). (more…)

How to do smoky eyes for daytime

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Daytime Chic: Smoky eyes with a modern edge.

Makeup tutorial for brown eyes How to do smoky eyes Makeup for olive skin smoky eyeshadow
Before. Eyes. Lips & Cheeks. Daytime Chic!

To recreate this look, watch the video tutorial and follow the step-by-step instructions below:


No makeup

Begin by plucking your eyebrows, and cleansing, toning and moisturizing the skin.

Makeup artist tip! Always wipe over the eyelids with a cotton pad dampened with cleansing water prior to applying makeup. This will remove any oil from the surface of the skin and help your eye makeup adhere better.


Eye makeup for brown eyes

Makeup artist tip! When I am using a dark-colored eyeshadow, I like to apply the eye makeup first. This way, if there is any fallout, it won’t ruin the foundation. (more…)