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Miss Kim K looks AMAZING here with her smoky eye, so I wanted to emulate her look. Laura of So Far, So Chic has been telling me to do a smoky eye for a while because she thinks that the look would be great for my eye shape and something different than the bright colors that I generally do, so with inspiration like the above showing off a perfectly smoldering sexy look, how could I resist the challenge??
Makeup artist Kandee from youtube was gracious enough to go through a very easy to follow step by step tutorial of Kim’s exact steps to a divine smoky eye.
Products that I used to achieve the look:
–Revlon PhotoReady foundation in 011 Cappucino -This disappears into my skin and feels really good! My first time using it and I really wanted a good new liquid foundation. It doesn’t show up as a silly ashy color in photos, feels super light, was easy to blend, and provides just enough coverage. I have to give this product an A!
–MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark as a finishing powder.
–Nars blush in Taos
–Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy face illuminator in Candlelit
-Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer in Blackened Brown/Taupe
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Santee Color Intense Eyeshadow- This little palette was some super cheap $3 thing I bought at a beauty supply store because I liked the colors. I figured with some primer on the colors might have a hope of showing up on me. It actually worked out okay for doing this look, since I was layering on colors like in the video. Used a metallic taupe color and a chocolate brown from the compact.
–MAC Mulch Eyeshadow
-Smashbox Eyeshadow in Champagne
-Stila Onyx Kajal Liner
–Diorshow Mascara in Black
-Victoria’s Secret Lipstick in Dusk
I followed Kandee’s easy steps for the pretty smoky eye for my Kim K. inspired look. First I applied the Revlon foundation well with an Eco Tools foundation brush. Then the blush and illuminator were applied followed by the eye makeup steps done in the video: champagne first in the corners, metallic taupe from palette, darker brown from palette, black eyeshadow by Mary Kay, Mulch by MAC, Stila liner, mascara then voila! Great smoky eye. I wanted mine softer than Kim did, but you can pile on a dark kajal liner to get a very similar effect to hers! Have fun with it.
We went out for a night on the town, hitting up 2 clubs and 3 bars, garnering lots of attention at every single one. My eyes were quite bewitching, apparently 😉
Do you like to rock smoky eyes? What products do you generally use?