tutorial: Filthy/Gorgeous sultry eyes

Although this tutorial ostensibly creates a sultry smoky eye, it’s also on the technique of altering daytime makeup for evening activities. Not all of us have time to completely remove makeup and start from scratch.

The basic look and tutorial is here. The breakdown for this section of the look is here.

We will need UD Sellout, UD Half Baked, MAC Sketch, , UD Lounge, Laura Mercier african violet eyeshadows, and UD 24/7 liner in Rockstar.

All of these colors have duplicates in the Naked palette.  Substitute Hustle for Sketch, Virgin for sellout, Toasted for African Violet, etc.  Lounge has a green shimmer not present in Smog, but Smog should work for our purposes.

Start with your basic look(Or prime your lid with MUFE Warm Beige aqua cream to start from scratch).  Put a coat of translucent powder under the eye to help catch any fallout.(I use MUFE HD finishing powder)

Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, lighly sweep Sketch into the crease.  Use small circles to diffuse the color once it’s placed.

Clean off your brush on a paper towel, and use small circles to blend Lounge into the outer half of lid.

Using the fluffy brush again, use small circles to blend African Violet above the crease.  This will soften sketch slightly.

Next, sweep a light amount of Sellout onto the outer brow bone as a highlight. Use small circles to blend with African violet.

With the fluffy brush, lightly sweet Half Baked onto the inner half of the lower lid, for a faint metallic sheen.  The coat should be sheer enough that minimal blending with Lounge is enough.  Just pull the color over the outer edge, and call it a day.

Line lower waterline and upper lashline with Rockstar, lightly smudging.  I find it easiest, when working with pencil liners on the upper lashline, to pull outward along the lashline in small segments, and then smudge to even out the thickness of the line.  But this makes it easier to prevent the liner getting too thick, or tugging, or the usual application issues.  Add another coat of mascara, using a creamy formula to avoid clumping lashes together.

Sweep off your powder, add a touch of brick blush to the apple of your cheeks(Let  your bronze contour stand on its own), and top with your red lipstick of choice!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aneela
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:51:34

    I loveeeeeeeeeeee it 😉


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