I haven’t done a smokey eye in almost a year. For some reason I don’t feel comfortable in the application of it, so I never try… but in school this past week we learned how to do a smokey eye, so I felt a little more confident in myself this time around. I’ve done a post on a smokey eye before (here), but seeing as I used a limited edition holiday palette to do it, I figured I’d update with a more popular palette: Lorac Pro.
Now, this isn’t a dramatic smokey eye… it’s more like a quick every day, office appropriate smokey eye. Well, I think it’s office appropriate. You be the judge. (I paired it with a red lipstick because I can, that’s why.)
So, I’m obnoxiously pale and it’s only October… can’t wait to see what shade of Casper I’ll look like in December. Sorry if my glaringly white skin burns your eyes (it happens).
I created this look using 4 shadows– 2 matte, 2 shimmer (I think that creates a nice balance).
1. Apply Sable to your crease and a little above the crease, and blend. Blend a lot. Then blend some more.
2. Add a small amount of Espresso to your crease to darken it up as well as the outer corner, and blend the heck out of that as well. I also used this shade with a damp brush to line my upper and lower lash line.
3. Pat Lt. Bronze all over your lid, then softly blend into previous shades.
4. Add Champagne as a highlight under the brow bone and on the inner corners of eyes.
Finished! You could easily turn this into a nighttime look by further darkening up the crease with Espresso, then adding the shade Pewter all over the lid. Maybe I’ll try that soon and post some photos to Instagram? Hmmm.
Do you like to wear a smokey eye?