Hey guys! Here is a lighter version of a smokey eye. It's still dramatic, but not super dark. I used minimal products, so it will be easier to replicate! :)
1. Prep the entire eye area, I use MAC Painterly Paint Pot. This will keep your shadow from creasing, your liner from smudging, and your shadow from fading. A good primer is KEY, and I will probably mention this in every eye tutorial! (Side note: Please excuse my nails! They will be getting filled in soon!)
2. Apply a dark base to the lid area. Most people skip this step, but I find it necessary. When working with dark shades many times people notice the color will go on sheer and not as pigmented. I always find that when I skip this step you can see my skin showing through the shadow. Applying a dark base ensures the color will be more saturated and intense. For this step I used Little Black Bow fluidline from MAC's Glamour Daze holiday collection. It's actually a gel eyeliner, but I really like it as a shadow! If you can't get your hands on that you could use any grey eye pencil..
3. With a blending brush, like the 224, blend the fluidline up towards the crease. Make sure you cant seen any harsh lines.
4. With a pencil brush apply a black shadow just along the lashline and blend upwards.
5. Highlight under the brow and on the inner corners of the eyes. My go to color is Vanilla. A lot of people also like Brule, Mylar, Bisque...I prefer a matte shade on the brow.
6. Line the upper and lower water line and SMUDGE! Don't be afraid of it being a little messy. Smokey isn't meant to be clean!
7. Line the top lashline and smude out with a 214 brush.
8. Finish with mascara!
My attempt at keeping up with the times...