Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glam Smoky Eye Picture Tutorial

While I was doing this makeup for an engagement party I thought I may as well take pictures from each step for another tutorial. This is very similar to the eye's I wore here except a bit more glammed up with optional glitter, using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. Keep reading to see how to do this look!

Step 1. Prep & prime your eyes. Apply tape to the outer corner of your eye at a desired angle (you can see I remembered to do it in the 2nd step lol). Apply a sticky eye base if desired. I used Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil's in Cottage Cheese (C.C) & Slate to match the e/s colours, applying C.C 3/4 of the lid & Slate in the outer 1/4.
 Step 2. Blend out & apply more if needed. Only add a little bit at a time to avoid creasing later on.
 Step 3. Apply Verve (Satin silvery-white colour) from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette over the top of C.C.
 Step 4. Apply Pistol (Satin Slatey-grey) over the top of the Slate JEP.

Step 5. Blend Tease (Matte taupe y-purple) into the crease & blend out further with Foxy (Matte light skin-tone colour)

 Step 6. Apply Blackout (matte black) into the outer v, bringing down into lashline & blending with a fluffy brush.

Step 7. Using your fave eyeliner (I used Maybelline Master Precise) & apply it in whatever way you like the most. If you want to wing it out just follow the tape for an ultra precise line.

Step 8. Apply C.C into the areas you wish to highlight (brow bone, inner corner)

Step 9. Blend & apply Bootycall (Shimmery highlight colour) over the top.

Step 10. Rip off that tape! Apply C.C again to the lower lash line & apply Verve over the top. Don't worry about the mess, you can fix it up with undereye concealer afterwards. Also apply Pistol to the outer half of the lower lashline. You can blend it up into the outer corner if you like but I'm going to leave mine unblended.
 Step 11. Optional: Apply a silver glitter over the eyeshadow you have applied on the lower lashline (that was to give it more dimension if needed). Set with a glitter shadow so you don't have to wait forever for it to dry. I used Nyx Candy Glitter Eyeliner in Disco Ball & set with Nyx Glitter Mania in Silver.

Step 12. Apply a black gel eyeliner into the waterline. I used a black pencil dipped in my BYS Gel Eyeliner which I learnt from Marlena @ Makeupgeek & I really like doing it that way because it's easier & firmer to blend into the lashline than with a brush. You have to be careful not too get too much on, though. Oh haii I've suddenly decided to fill in my 'brows lol.

Step 13. Blend into the lower lash line & set with Blackout. Apply mascara to top & bottom eyelashes.
 Step 14. Apply lashes to glam the look up further (these are on there last legs haha so mankyy! Need to replace them!) & there you have it!
 & now to spam you with pictures of my face! Haha.

Looking nekkid!

 On the rest of ma face:
Australis Paparazzi Perfect Foundation, Nude by Nature Eye Definer, MAC Dollymix
Lips: Rimmel Shocking Pink with Maybelline Coral Crush (seriously best colour to mix with pinks!)

 Thanks for looking, I hope the tutorial is helpful & the pictures are clear. Leave your feedback about it!


  1. I hope you had a good time at the engagement! I love that you added in the glitter under your eyes. You look stunning as per usual :)

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the addition of the glitter as well. You look beautiful.

    Amy xo

  3. Excellent tutorial - really helpful step by step instructions and pictures! Coral Crush is a great summery lipstick - it instantly brightens up the face. Your makeup looks gorgeous :) The silver glitter on the lower lashline is so pretty.

  4. Thank you all!

    @sleepandwater thanks so much for the feedback :)

  5. Sorry I'm late with my comment, great tutorial and lovely result.

  6. woww... I like it! thanks for commenting and following my blog... following you too now :*



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