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A Smoky Eye Make Up Tutorial

Published on August 23, 2010 by   ·   3 Comments Social Buttons by Linksku - Share links onlinePin It


A Sexy Smoky Eye in Five Easy Steps

Vegan make up artist Christopher Drummond teaches us how to adjust our look from Day til’ Night in just 5 minutes, with a sultry, sexy, & sophisticated Smoky Eye.   We heart his line Christopher Drummond Beauty, all organic, vegan, and no animal testing!

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Step 1:  Prep the Lid

The key to preventing eyeshadow from melting into your eyelid crease as the day goes on, is to keep eyelids oil-free. To do this start with an eyeshadow base.   CDB’s Natural Concealer is perfect for this.   Apply just a small amount for best results.

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Step 2:  Apply Eyeliner

If you’re going for a typical black, brown or gray smoky eye, apply liner in one of these colors directly on the upper lash line. CDB’s soft black cream to powder liner looks gorgeous if you’re going for a black smoky eye. If your opting for a jewel-toned eye, line eyes with one of CDB’s plum colored or emerald green liners.

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Step 3:  Blend in Color on Bottom Lashes

For color on the bottom (part of the whole smoky eye look), you’ll want a lighter eyeliner. The key is to “smudge it.” You can also apply a bit of shadow to get a full smudge effect. By putting powder on the liner, you set the liner to last longer. Blend well.

Step 4:  Blend in a Lighter Color

Again, the key to a smoky eye is pairing a light base with a darker hue. Christopher prefers a nice shimmery shade for the base. “Relache Ice” by CDB looks exquiste as a base. Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids, up until you reach your brow bone.

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Finally: Blend in the Darker Color…but keep it below the crease of your eye. Now that you have the base and eyeliner on, it’s time to get the smoky effect. To do this, you will need a darker eyeshadow shade. Using CDB’s Dual Shadow brush, blend in the color starting at your lash line, and blend up! Make sure to blend the color into the lash line so the eye liner disappears. Stop deep color at crease, and put extra dark color on the outer corner.   Blend, blend, blend!smoke eye 5To win the this sultry smoky eye by Christopher Drummond Beauty, see how to enter the contest below.

Here’s how to enter the contest:

Win the Look

1. Follow Christopher on Twitter: @CDrumBeauty

2. Re-Tweet the following: Follow @CDrumBeauty & @ChicGalleria to win CDB makeup weekly! Enter here:

3. “I like” Christopher on Facebook: Christopher Drummond Beauty Direct

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. C.Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely fantastic! Thanks a lot for posting this… I’ve attempted to create that look with no success! I’ll surely give this a try!

  2. Ouidad Blog says:

    Fabulous step-by-step tutorial. I love the smoky eye look, especially with fall just around the corner.

    Katie for Ouidad

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