Soo Jin: Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my smokey eye tutorial. I've seen a lot of smokey eye tutorials on YouTube, but sometimes it's hard to recreate the look when your eye shape is much different to begin with. If you're in the same boat as me and have "asian eyes," also known as monolids, then this tutorial is especially for you! Here's how I create a smokey eye:
Urban Decay Smoked palette (my review here) -- the perfect palette for creating smokey eyes, and one MAC "Kid" eyeshadow -- a beige cashmere shade great for blending darker colors out. Of course you can use any other brand eyeshadow in similar shades.
Primer Potion and a 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Perversion. We'll be using both of these as well.
Urban Decay Primer Potion with my finger all over my eyelids concentrating more toward my lashes where my lids tend to get oily.
Kinky eyeshadow under my brows to create a highlight. Blend it slightly downward. The highlight will make you brows appear lifted and bring more dimension to your eyes especially if your eyes are naturally flatter.
Perversion eyeliner and lining one eye. It's okay if this is a messy line, just try to get it as close to your lashes as possible.
4. Then blend it out with your pencil brush. Continue lining and blending on your other eye. I suggest doing one eye at a time because the eyeliner sets quickly and it'll be harder to blend if you wait too long.
Backdoor eyeshadow on it and blend out the Backdoor/Blackout combo. Take your time blending. This is key in any smokey eye look.
MAC Kid eyeshadow and blend the edge of Backdoor up to where I applied Kinky. It should progressively get lighter the closer you get to your brow. Blend blend blend away any harsh lines.
9. Take your pencil brush and dip it in Barlust. Line your lower lashline starting from the ends and working your way inwards towards your nose. I usually stop about two-thirds of the way in.
10. Now use Perversion eye pencil to line your upper waterline. I don't like to line my lower waterline because my eyes are easily irritated but feel free to do this if you like! Then use the angle brush and blend to make sure there are no gaps.
You're almost done! Curl your lashes and apply your favorite mascara! You can either stop here...
...or take the drama one step further by adding false lashes. And viola! You're done! Now you're ready to hit the town or swoon your date with your alluring smokey eyes. For a different colored smokey eye, feel free to replace Backdoor with any other dark colored eyeshadow. Loaded eyeshadow would make a beautiful green smokey eye look for the Fall! Also, practice makes perfect so don't give up!
Wishing you a BEAUTYFULL day! Love, Soo Jin
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