Last look of 2012? For me, it will be this sparkly number. I love the femininity of this little dress, with just enough glitz. Paired with my new favorite black cape, it’s chic and festive at the same time. Make-up and hair courtesy of Stephanie Nelson, who broke down the steps below to achieve this intense smokey eye. It’s so simple!
Have a fabulous time getting ready this evening no matter what your plans may be!
The Blackout Smokey Eye
- Apply tape from the edge of your upper lash line to the end of your eyebrow. This is an optional step, but it will help to create a clean and even eye in the end!
- Prime your eye – I used Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
- Apply any black liner haphazardly to your lid to create a dark base – I used Rimmel Soft Kohl
- Take a black gel liner (Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink) and apply from the lash line to just below the crease
- Take your bronzer (yes bronzer!) and a fluffy brush to blend only the edges of the gel liner
- Use a black eyeshadow (I usedBobbi Brown Kohl Cake Liner in Black) to pat on top of the gel liner. This will act as a seal so it will last longer throughout the night!
- Take your bronzer, and continue to blend. Repeat step 6 and blending the edges until it is as smokey as you want!
- *Optional Step – Take a dark shimmery shadow to pat on top of your black eyeshadow to give it a little pizazz! I used Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Shimmer Shadow !
- Line your upper waterline with your gel eyeliner. Make sure your entire waterline is covered in black so there are no gaps showing through the darkness!
- Take a little of your black eyeshadow (and the shimmer if you chose!) to run underneath the bottom lashline.
- Apply severalllllllll coats of mascara – I usedLoreal Volumious False Fiber Lashes in Black
- Remove the tape, and clean up any fallout that you had from your shadows!
- Lipstick in MAC Honeylove
- Top it off with lipgloss if you chose! I used a MAC Plushglass in Nice Buzz
- Foundation – Makeup Forever HD Foundation in N135 Vanilla – Make sure you really geta flawless finish by using a great brush to buff it into the skin. I recommend the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
- Concealer – Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque– I only used a corrector to brighten the eye instead of layering with a concealer to make it more natural!
- Powder –Loreal True Match Powder in W4 – Only “pat” it on your face in the areas that tend to get shiny or oily. You want to keep the dewy finish of your foundation with such dramatic eyes!
- Bronzer – Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Baked – Simply sweep it across the apples of your cheeks and back towards your ears for a soft but golden look.
- Blush – Bobbi Brown Blush in Pretty Pink – I prefer to dab this on the apples of my cheeks so I don’t over apply and it looks fresh and natural!
- Highlighter –MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade – Apply this lightly on the highpoint of your cheekbone to add a little glow!
Happy New Year’s Eve!