Smokey Eye Tutorial!
1. Prime your eye with eyeshadow primer
2. Apply a light skin coloured eyeshadow to your lid and under the brow.
3. Add a darker brown to the outer corner and bring into the crease, blending well. Mirror these colours on the lower lashline (light inner, dark outer).
4. Add a light shade under the arch of your brow and to the inner corner to brighten your eyes.
5. If you want a light and natural look, stop here and add some mascara! For a darker look, continue…
6. Add a darker brown to the outer corner and crease, and outer bottom lashline. Make sure to blend any harsh lines! Pop a light shimmer/pearl shade to the inner corners and under the brow for bigger, brighter eyes!
Again, you can stop here, or…
7. For an even more dramatic smokey eye, add a little black to the crease, outer corner, and outer lower lashline!
8. It’s important to keep blending as the colours get darker so you don’t get any harsh lines!
Hope this helps! If you’re unsure of anything, please don’t hesitate to ask! :D
Foundation application for a BEAUTIFUL natural finish!
The sponge I’m using is by Manicare and costs about $8, available at Myer and Priceline (Beauty Blenders are said to be amazing but they’re at least $20 and mostly only available online).
1. Prepare the sponge! The best result comes from using a damp sponge! Hold it under running water and squeeze it in and out until it’s full of water, then squeeze out the excess in the sink. I like to squeeze it out a second time in some paper towels to make sure it’s dry enough; damp, but not wet!
2. Squeeze some foundation onto the back of your hand. Dab the bottom (widest end) of the sponge into the foundation lightly to get some product onto it (not too much though).
3. Stipple (bounce) the sponge onto the face! Bouncing the sponge over the skin gives an amazing air-brushed finish to the foundation because there are no bristles, just tiny little pores! It’s also great for dry skin because it doesn’t lift any flakes!
Continue to dip and bounce foundation all over your face, making sure to blend some down the jaw and onto the neck, and buffing out any lines near the hairline. You may need to go over each area with the sponge a couple of times to make sure the foundation is really buffed and blended.
For extra coverage in problem areas, just add a little more foundation and bounce it on top!
4. The finish! This is quite a dewy foundation, so not all foundations will look this dewy, but you get an idea of how natural the finish is!
5. Get your powder ready!
6. Dab the bottom of the sponge into some powder, trying not to swirl it as this can damage the sponge.You don’t need to pick up a lot of product, but the sponge seems to absorb any excess so even if you do get too much, you should be okay :P
7. Stipple the powder onto your skin just like you stippled the foundation on! If you get oily skin, it’s a good idea to apply a little extra in those areas (nose, chin, forehead etc).
8.The finish! It’s very similar in texture because we used the same sponge method, but it’s less dewy, more matte!
9. My other cheek! Because the powder has been pushed right into the foundation, other powders will go on nicely and brushes will blend smoothly without feeling like they’re pulling on the skin.
10. With blush and contour!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!