Carlisle Guide Beauty Article – Sun Set Nights
To create a modern smokey eye, the key is to keep the darkness around the lash line and blend outwards. Try not to be too perfect either, and do yourself a favour and do the eyes first. Clean up all the edges later. Be patient and keep building and blending. I did add a bit of contouring on the eye with Urban decay to create depth and darken the eye. However I blended it towards the lash line rather than outwards.
Maybelline cake liner in the inner rim of eye in black, blend a bit on the outer lower lash to balance and open the eye again.
Mac paint pot on top on MUA blonde pencil £15, to strengthen the eyebrows to frame the face and keep leah looking groomed and fresh.
When creating a smokey eye, that’s a bit lived in, the skin needs to be perfect. When I say perfect, I don’t mean a mask of heavy duty foundation. What I mean is time spent concealing around the eyes and nostrils. Creating a natural glow on the skin, allowing freckles to pop though. As much as Kim Kardashian has amazing sculptured make up that would be stunning for wedding or special occasion, trust me Iv done it on many brides and them look beautiful ……. perhaps intimidating over a vodka tonic in town?? So keep the skin natural but polished.
Lips were pushed back and became nude to keep focus on the eyes. Again, nothing ridiculous or white on the lips. Keep a bit of colour in a nude lip to avoid blanking them out completely or looking like you have drank a pint of milk. Revlon Matt lipstick is great to dab on with fingers and then apply a dewy transparent lipstick on top. Dior Addicts are great for women who “don’t wear lipstick”. Dewy lipsticks that “Complete” a look, is the best phrase to use when looking for a lipstick.
Iv kept of the false lashes as again we would be moving into a different look completely. Keep it lived in and effortless. Instead for a bit of fun, I added a gold glitter along and around the lash line, subtlety! Think Ibiza Closing parties. Fun and optional. Leah loved the glitter and said she would easily wear the glitter with the right outfit local.
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