The Alternative Smokey Eye
There are so many ways to do a smokey eye and so many colours to choose from and no you don’t always have to go with black or brown. Last week I was shooting an editorial for Elle and they wanted a 70’s inspired look purely because 70’s fashion is back in a big way so the makeup had to match. There are also so many take’s on 70’s makeup but we went with a more luxurious look and all I used was 2 eye shadows!
For the look I used the Mac Warm Neutral palette, its by far one of my favourites in my kit and perfect for creating this look:
So here is the look in 4 easy steps:
- Prep the eyelids with a primer to avoid any creasing and ensure the eyeshadow will last the distance.
- Take a flat brush and apply the shade amber lights up to the crease, its the bronze/copper shade in the middle row.
- For the smokey effect take a pencil brush that is thin and apply the shade dark brew its on the top row and its the deep red/rust shade apply along the bottom and top lash line and then blend out.
- Finish off with mascara and voila your smokey eye is complete.
Its a pretty look for brown, blue or green eyes and is a nice alternative to the usual smokey eye looks and perfect for a night out.