I am always looking for a quick and easy makeup look to wear out to dinner, to parties, or anywhere that requires a little more luxe than the everyday. At the end of a busy day I rarely save enough time to get glam for a night out. I usually have the best intentions to leave myself a full hour for outfit choosing, hairstyling and makeup time but to be honest this rarely happens. More often than not my getting ready routine looks like a scene from a Muppet movie, with me playing a frantic Miss Piggy juggling dresses, curlers and makeup.
I was so thankful when Rebecca Casciano showed me how to quickly and simply get the perfect smokey eye using all green products! I am pleased to report I have tried The Smoky several times myself with great results. Now if only someone could teach me how to use a curling iron as easily…
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Get the Look:
Using your finger tips or a foundation brush, apply foundation (RMS beauty Un-Cover Up) to the face and blend evenly. For under eye discoloration, apply a small amount of concealer (Tarte Dark Circle Defense) directly to the area with your finger tip or a concealer brush. Powder (with Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder) to set and minimize shine, if desired.
Fill in your existing brow shape lightly with a brow pencil (Shoba Brow Pencil). Choose a shade or two lighter than your brow color. Using a brow groomer, brush through color to soften.
Prep the lid with a light application of concealer or primer.
Apply a neutral eyeshadow like Nvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow in 168 as a base all over the lid, from lash line to brow bone.
With a fluffy blending brush, add a taupe eyeshadow such as Nvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow in 153 to the crease of the eyelid.
Apply Korres Metallic Grey Eyeshadow with a stiff paddle brush on the entire eye lid, from lash line to crease.
Then add a darker grey like Zuzu Luxe Gem Eyeshadow (go for black or more definition) to the top and bottom lash line with a small angled brush or a pencil brush.
Blend the line away from the lash line to create the “smoky” effect.
Colors used on Sara: RMS beauty Un-Cover Up in 22, Tarte Dark Circle Defense in Light, Shoba Brow Pencil in Earth, Nvey Eco Organic Eye Shadow 168 and 153, Korres Metallic Grey Eyeshadow, Zuzu Luxe Gem Eyeshadow,100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara in Black Tea, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused and Jane Iredale Pure Gloss in Cotton Candy.