Tutorial: Silvery smoky eyes
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Back to lighter things! Today I'm going to show you how to do silvery smoky eyes using some Revlon products that have been recently released. It's a light smoky eye so you don't have to worry about it looking garish, but it does give your eyes some definition and mystery. Perfect with LBDs, sequined outfits, and general evening wear! If you're going to a wedding or party, this is a great look to try.
I've already done my face makeup and eyebrows. Ready? Here's how I did my eyes!
Step 1: With your finger, smooth out an eye primer all over your lids. This will help intensify and extend the wear of your eyeshadow. I used the Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener.
Step 2: Pick a soft silver eyeshadow to use as lid color. I'm using the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad in Siren here - it's such a gorgeous palette of silvery taupes! The brush I'm using is a Sigma E55.
Pat the silver all over the lid, like so. Make a nice almond shape just below the crease.
Step 3: Pick up a silvery taupe to slightly darken your crease and outer third of your lids. This will create the illusion of having deeper eyes.
Step 4: Ahh, to business! Choose a dark charcoal, preferably matte shade to define your outer-v. Apply it with a pointed bullet brush to get the perfect shape. Ideally, your eyes should look more feline and elongated for this look, but you can also draw on a round shape if you feel that looks better.
From the outer corner going inwards, draw a line right where your lower crease is. Then, blend! No harsh edges must show.
A little messy but we'll clean that up later!
Step 5: Apply eyeliner both on the upper and lower lids. Black will do, but here I'm using a silver gray because I want to achieve that soft, monochromatic look. The Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner in Carbon is a nice eyeliner that lasts fairly well on the lids with minimal smudging. Good to try if you're a gel liner newbie as this comes with a useful brush that snaps on the cap!
Step 6: To "seal" your eyeliner on your lower lid, smudge it with a cotton bud loaded with the blackish eyeshadow you used earlier. Nobody wants raccoon eyes!
Step 7: Curl your lashes and brush on a volumizing mascara. I used the Revlon 3D Volume Mascara. It's pretty good at separating and defining lashes, and doesn't smudge much.
Step 6: Clean up! A good smoky eye is a clean smoky eye. Blend out the harsh edges of your eyeshadow using a fluffy round brush (I'm using the one from Charm here). You can use a beige powder eyeshadow with it if you wish. Check if your lower lids are clean and even as well, if not, blend with a cotton bud.
And that's it for eyes. I applied a hint of blush for a fresher look. Contouring is also perfect with eyes like this. :) For lips, I settled on a pale pink - it's the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Primrose.
And that's it! Hope you like the look!