Good news! I’ve decided to make the Summer Smoky Eye a series. Any colour requests? I was deciding between browns and purples today, but browns almost always win. I think I will do purples next though. And there will be glitter, I promise!
I love wearing smoky browns. They are especially perfect for summer weddings. It adds such a glamourous spin to the smoky eye.
Swatches (from left): Vasanti Bronze from Go Canada! Palette, NARS Cordura Duo Eyeshadow, MAC Soft Brown, MAC Arena
Get the Look
For the eyes, start with a light shimmery bronze (Vasanti Bronze) all over the lid and lower lash line. Apply a dark shimmery brown (lighter side of NARS Cordura Duo) all over the crease and outer corner. Smudge the same colour on the outer two-thirds of the lower lash line. Deepen the corner with a blackened brown (darker side of NARS Cordura Duo), and smudge on the outer third of the lower lash line. Blend above the crease with a matte warm brown (MAC Soft Brown). Highlight under the brows with a light peach (MAC Arena). Line the waterlines and upper lash line with a creamy black pencil (Annabelle Ohmygoth! Smudgeliner). Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes (MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash).
For the cheeks, buff a matte baby pink blush (shu uemura glow on blush m pink 33e) on the apples of the cheeks.
For the lips, apply a neutral pink lipstick (MAC Viva Glam V — my favourite!) to put your eyes in centre stage.
I was wearing Ardell 110 lashes for this look as you can see in the full face shots, but they got in the way of close up eye shots so I ended up taking them off. I wish my lashes naturally looked like this. Curse you Asian wimpy lash genes!