Lazy Girl’s Smokey Eye

Shaz Saed -- Blonde Tea Party -- -- beauty and makeup tips --
Shaz Saed -- Blonde Tea Party -- -- beauty and makeup tips --

It’s often thought that the smokey eye is quite ambitious to undertake however it’s quite straightforward. A substantial amount of blending is required so grab your favourite buffer brush and let’s get started.

Step 1. Base Shade

You invariably want to start off with a light brown, neutral shade. This will help to blend and diffuse darker shadows you add later. Buff into the crease contour of the eye. My go-to base for this look is MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Groundwork.

Step 2. Start at your lashes

You want the darkest part of the eye to be at the base of your lashes. A good way of doing this is to use a gel eyeliner or pencil that you can smudge into the lash line and gently diffuse the further up the eyelid you go. You can use any colour of your choice but make sure it is darker than your base/crease shade. I used Bobbi Brown Gel Ink.

3. Top coat.

Add a dark eye shadow shade on top of the eyeliner and just above this helps to further smoke and diffuse the eye shadow on the lid. For this I used the shade ‘Black Market’ from the Urban Decay Naked Smoke Palette.

4. Line your upper and lower water line with a dark eye pencil, if you really want to make an impact I would suggest using black.

5. Add lashings of mascara, false lashes for extra VA VA Voom!

6. Don’t forget to smoke out the lower lash line with the colour you used for the crease.

As for the rest of your face opt for your most flawless, full coverage foundation as this will provide a smooth canvas for the look. Keep cheeks peachy and light, add a nude lip of your choice and you are good to go!

Watch my YouTube Video below for a full list of the makeup I used to create this look.

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