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Makeup artist Lisa Sim shows WatchMojo her modern adaptation to the classic smokey eye look.
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How to Create a Modern Smokey Eye Look
Hi. I'm Lisa Sim for Sim Minerals and you’re watching watchmojo.com.
I'm here with my lovely Christina and we’re going to show you all about smoky eyes, a very modern adaptation. We’re going to have four-quad here. I have candle light. I have pink-a-boo. I have bark. And I have onyx.
We’re going to start with a deluxe over fluffed brush, and we’re going to pick up candle light. I'm going to fill in the entire lid, from lash line all the way up to the brow. I mean extend your candle light out in to the temple and just along the top of your cheek bone and also on the inner corner of the eye.
Well, we’re going to switch to now is called a crease brush. Some people call it a pencil brush, it really is, just a short dense, nubby kind of brush. It’s perfect for applying color right into the crease. So we’re going to start with the pink-a-boo. Outer corner of the eyes, small tight circles in the crease, dragging it towards the middle of the eye. For the next color, we’re going to go into bark, so that’s our dark brown. So the bark is great because when you use it in your brow, we can use it as a liner and also to like add depth to the crease.
We can stay with the same crease brush. Outer corner, we just dab a little bit. So I'm actually just going a little bit below the crease. So this is kind of like the first step, you can leave like that. Or we can keep going, keep adding a little bit more so it gives you that real smoky appearance.
I'm always going to have a fan brush around. Just to brush away the excess. So now I'm going to use is the Clintsky tapered ankle. Do you have one of these? Really important I want to give you this one afterwards.
We’re going to go back to the light shade called pink-a-boo. I want you looking up. And you can feel that I'm not trying to do a line, I'm pressing it on the inner corner towards the middle of the eye. Then I'm going to go to bark, same one but now on the outer corner. And we just do the same thing with eyes closed, pressing it along the lash line. You can go really wide with this if you want to.
So now we’re going to go into the black, we have onyx. And to make sure that the color is a really strong color we’re going to take a little bit of the eye liner sealer so we’ll take a drop of eye liner sealer, I'm actually just going to put it on the palette itself. Gives me some room, just put that up and then put up the black and make a wide line, no worries there. It doesn’t have to be perfect. What I do recommend is that we want to elongate the eye when it comes to doing a smoky eye, so the pointed tip, the longer tip of the tapered ankle exaggerate it. Just go past your lash line and make sure you get corner to corner.
Now we can put onyx in the outside corner of the lash line, and we get always now fill in the lid. The rest of the lid with a little bit of black. So this was the double ended brush that we’d use earlier. I'm going to take a little bit of the bark, ad now I'm just going to tap it all on the lower lid. So what’s nice is that—I don’t know if you realize but black and white, they’re not colors. Those are called values. So they don’t reflect light.
Take something that’s as close to black as possible. So I'm using the really dark brown right now. You can use dark, dark, dark purples, you can use dark navies, you can use dark greens. Something that’s going to be reflect a little bit of light but still add a lot of depth to the eye.
Okay Christina, so the next step for really getting that smoky eye is lining. Now we have two liners here. One of them is a wood pencil liner, the ones that you can just sharpen on your own. And then we also have an automatic pencil. It’s good for like sensitive eyes. There’s no wood, you’re not going to get a splinter in your eye. So big important step here now, looking up and we’re going to do the waterline.
And let’s just reinforce that black liner that we did before, and now we’re going to do the sandwich effect. This is going to really prevent it from doubling up or moving away or running down. So you’re going to seal in that waxy layer by adding another layer of eye shadow. So this is how you’re going to seal the color in. And this, pretty much works for whether you’re doing smoky eyes or you just really want a nice concentrated liner that’s not going to go anywhere, that’s not going to double up.
Finishing for this for blending altogether, go back into the pink, and we’re going to apply this on the brow bone, starting at the crease. Finishing touch, go back to candle light, when it’s just a bit arch to the brow and redeposit the lightest color. Because sometimes I get washed away, and then this just brings that color back to life. And in contrast, really does make the smoky parts of the eye like more intense.
And how you finish the look is lots, and lots, and lots of mascara. Like the more, the merrier. If ever you make a mistake, just roll a little bit of loose powder onto your cue tip, and twist away your problems.
Alright thanks a lot Christina for being my model in smoky eye. I'm Lisa Sim for Sim Minerals and you’re watching watchmojo.com.