Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Smokey Eye in Two Ingredients

The mythology around the smokey eye and its technique has left the iconic staple under-used and over-complicated. Earlier this week when my work life needed a little fashion model mojo I created a simple dramatic smokey eye with two relatively inexpensive user-friendly ingredients, Glo-Minerals Eye Shadow in Onyx and Almay Liquid Liner in Black.

First use the liquid liner wand to play connect the dots with the base of your eyelashes. Next retrace that line with the Onyx eyeshadow with an angled-sponge brush like this one from physicians formula. Stay close to the base of your eyelids during this step and simply smudge upwards as your desire for drama dictates. The finished look is a chic, tamed smokey eye appropriate for work or socializing that feels like work.


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