My little sister had her “Sweet Sixteen” birthday today (Happy Birthday Destinee!), and since we went out to a special dinner for it, I decided to get dolled up. It’s nice to have occasion’s like this once in awhile to remind myself how fun it is to be a woman and play with my hair and makeup. While I can’t say that my natural inclination is to be a glamour queen 24/7, I will say that it’s fun to come up with a dramatic look for a night. I decided to go with a metallic copper-russet shade that reminds me of bronze lit on fire. I turned it into a smokey look that smolders and makes my blue-green eyes look that much lighter and brighter. I’ll show you what products I used inside, and walk you through how to get this eye look step by step!
For this eye makeup look I used both the Khroma Beauty “Khloe Palette” and the “Kourtney Palette.” You can click those links to the left if you’d like to see full swatches and reviews of the palettes on here. I mixed and matched different shades from the palettes to achieve the look. The eyeshadow in these palettes is so pigmented and rich in color, and so easy to blend and work with.
- Apply the shade marked “Crease” from the Khloe Palette into the crease of your eye using a blending brush. This is a matte brown shade that will counteract the super shimmery shade we are going to use on the lid. I kept this shade mostly in the socket area of my eye and blended it upward only slightly.
- Apply the shade marked “Eyelid” from the Kourtney Palette to your entire eyelid. I actually wet my brush and stippled this shade on so that it was really intense. This is the shade that is going to give your eyes the “fire” look. I also applied this along my lower lash-line lightly.
- Apply the shade marked “Above Crease” from the Kourtney Palette just above your crease, using a fluffy blending brush. Use a light hand with this shade, as we just want to blend out the matte brown shade in the socket, and give it a little more dimension.
- Apply the shade marked “Inner Corners” from the Kourtney Palette to the inner corners of your eyes for a highlighting effect. You can also use this to highlight your brow-bone.
- Apply the shade marked “Lower Lash-line” from the Kourtney Palette to the outer third of your lower lash-line to deepen the smokey effect.
- Apply a black eyeliner to your lower water-line and tight-line your upper lashes as well.
- Apply a black gel or liquid eyeliner to your upper lash-line and flick it out into a cat eye shape.
- Curl your lashes and apply your favorite mascara.
The Finished Look:
(Side note: L’oreal’s Wild Ombre Hair Kit is AWESOME! I love the way my ombre came out.)
This is a really great look for those with blue, green, and hazel eyes. Of course, if you have brown eyes, the metallic warmth of the shades will look beautiful against the warmth of your brown eyes as well. Overall, it’s a really smoldering, fiery look that is perfect for a special occasion or night out on the town.
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