Friday, 15 September 2017

Tori's Top Tips: A Smokey Eye

Last week, I wrote a detailed step by step tutorial for a smokey eye. It was SO detailed that I thought a briefer top tips could also be useful for those who are fairly confident with a smokey eye but want to refine it a little more. A smokey eye is my ALL TIME favourite makeup look on myself and over the years, I've picked up 4 top tips to help me achieve the look I want as the latest in my series of posts on Tori's Top Tips.

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The darker the eyeshadow, the smaller the brush

As your shadow gets darker, you want it to take up less space in your crease so that it doesn't end up looking like you've been punched in the face. I have a range of makeup brushes that decrease in size that I can use to blend increasingly darker shadows into my crease. 

Tori's Top Tips for a Smokey Eye #bbloggers

A brushes work is never done

Don't think that because you've put that first crease colour down that you can put that brush away. You need to keep going back to previous brushes to blend out the edges of eyeshadows. This way, your colours will blend together seamlessly.

Tori's Top Tips for a Smokey Eye #bbloggers
Before blending with the previous fluffy brush

Tori's Top Tips for a Smokey Eye #bbloggers
After blending with the fluffy brush

Dot and blend

My favourite way to achieve a smokey eye is to dot my darkest colour into the outer V, then blend it around the outer V and into the crease a little bit. Repeat the dot and blend until you've got the look you want!

Tori's Top Tips for a Smokey Eye #bbloggers

Don't worry about the mess

You can always clean up any misplaced shadow or fallout with a makeup wipe. Swipe from the outer corner of your eye to the end of your brow and you'll have the perfect angle! Alternatively, you can place a piece of tape in the same angle before applying your shadow which gives a really crisp line. And if it ALL goes wrong, use the DHC Olive Oil Infused Cotton Buds* to clean up. 

Tori's Top Tips for a Smokey Eye #bbloggers

What tips would you add to this list?

Tori xx


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