Monday, April 4

"Intrigue" Smokey Eyes

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You've asked for it!

As we were shooting outfit photos yesterday I decided to try out some outdoor lighting tips and take close-up shots (Yes, I'm hooked on those since the blue-lash post below) In fact, I was so pleased with how eye make-up came out on these pics, that I decided it is a good opportunity to tell you a bit about it!

I never did tutorials and I don't follow any, nor do I know anything about make-up on a professional level. What you see is basically what I learnt through my own experiments with make-up, hope it will do!

Press the link below to see a close-up shot and read the step-by-step description if  interested.

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Step 1: Apply dark circle concealer (Use this trick even if you don't have dark circles, a shade lighter than the rest of your skin tone will freshens up the whole face instantly! just look at celebs ;)

Step 2: Apply mascara on upper lashes only (from roots to tips)

Step 3: Pick two colors of eyeshadow (I use either khaki + dark grey or blue+ dark grey combinations)

Step 4: Mark the arch above the natural crease of the lid with lighter color. (You have to work with your own eye shape! Make sure it looks good from all angles!) Fill it in with the same color.

Step 5: Apply dark shadow closer around your eye. Blend in both colors and make them fade gradually with a brush.

Step 6: Apply black pencil on both inner and outer lid. Blend it in with eyeshadow.

Step 7: Apply another coat of mascara on upper and bottom lashes.

Step 8: Attach false eyelashes if you wish (I'm using "Girlfriend" falsies by Urban Decay here). Add another coat of mascara to mix them in with your own lashes.

Step 9: Apply liquid liner around the lashes area.

Step 10: Apply more concealer to make sure you get rid of eyeshadow that might have fallen onto foundation.

*Before I do any of this, I use eye drops to whiten my eyes as they are often red.

**I'm not going into details about particular products I use as I think it does not matter. As long as the make-up is fresh and clean/carefully applied [I think] it looks good regardless of the brand.

63 comments:

  1. Stunning, something very Kim Kardashian about it...x

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  2. You are so beautiful!!
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  3. Beautiful!! would try it out :)


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  4. love how you wear your make up! Its beautiful ;p

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  5. this is beautiful! I am awful at make-up, so thank you for the help!


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  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You are stunning ... More than words can ever describe! :)

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  7. WOW, i'm spechless.. You look stunning!!!!!! :))

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  8. thank you for sharing! you are way more beautiful than you seem in the outfit posts, these closer pictures are wonderful!

    hum...whitening...eye drops? please share.

    hugs

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  9. u look amazing

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  10. gorgeous makeup!!! we love your blog, avid followers!

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  11. This is wonderful. You have gorgeous eyes.

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  12. Thanks for the tips! Stunning!

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  13. Wow!!! Stunning

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  14. flawless makeup

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    x

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  15. Amazing!!wow!!

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  16. Wow!!! Really amazing! i love this make up! *_*
    xxx

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  17. love love love! <3
    you are so beautiful! :)

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  18. sooooo, so beautiful! Lovce your make up!
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  19. You are one of the prettiest girls I've ever seen! Незабываемая! :)
    Great make-up!

    xoxo

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  20. You look beautiful! The makeup is so nice! xxx

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  21. wow, gorgeous makeup! you look beautiful.
    xx

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  22. great tutorial! love your eye makeup! both the smokey and cat eye look!
    xoxo
    Catita
    PS: Please consider going without eye makeup but with bold red lips, I am sure it will look fantastic!

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  23. Beautiful picture x
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  24. WOW this is pretty!

    Gorgeous photos Stunning job

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  25. ..you look like a DIVA , STUNNING ..prosto krasavitca :)

    If it's possible could you share with us some photography skills !? every picture of yours are amazing ..I am strugling with pictures taken inside evening time and outside in dark etc ..
    have a great day :)

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  26. oh your eye make up looks absolutely gorgeous, i love smokey eyes. definitely channeling kim kardashain's style. x

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  27. amazing! you have beautiful eyes

    xx

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  28. The smoky eye looks great! You sure you aren't a professional? ;)

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  29. Gorgeous!!!!

    X,

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  30. gorgeous!!!

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  31. awesome, you have gorgeous eyes! :)

    xoxo!

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  32. You're a dream!!!i love you!!! :D

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  33. Wow!! Amazing make up!!

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  34. Красивые глаза)))

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  35. impresionantemente guapa!!!!

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  36. huni you do a fantastic job!! better than a lot of "makeup artists" i'd have to say my makeup tips have def come from watchin my gorgeous mamma for as long as i can remember :)

    xx
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  37. Gorgeous!!! Really compliments your eye color making them pop. I'm going to have to feature this in my April Links Love at the end of the month.

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  38. wow, thank you for this post! you're really pretty and your make-up's always beautifully done! could you please make a blogpost about the cosmetics/products you use for your face? like lipsticks, foundation, etc. that is if you have time of course :-)

    also, your blog is amazing. keep it up xx

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  39. your eye make up looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

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  40. You look like a waaaaay better version of Kim Kardashian! hOT! XXX

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  41. beautiful!
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  42. You look gorgeous!
    I am awfull at make up, I can learn something from you haha! Beautyfull!

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  43. Great look!
    xoxo
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  44. beautiful face and amazing eyes make up :D

    kisses from Poland :*
    xoxo

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  45. You're amazingly beautiful and I like your version of smokey eyes very much!

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  46. Hi girl! I'm Flavia, a blogger from Brazil. My blog is one reference in his own style here in Brazil and would like to invite you to visit me when you have a chance. You're beautiful, talented and has a wonderful job! Your beautiful eyes fascinate me! Blogs I like to awaken inspiration, and when that happens, I become immediately follower. Congratulations for the beautiful work that presents here! It will be an honor to have you as my new follower.
    Kisses from Brazil! ~.~
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  47. I love this! Fabulous photos and beautiful makeup. I've never been trained on makeup or anything either but sometimes I think that's why I come up with the make up ideas that best suit me!

    Thanks!

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  48. I love it
    Your blog is amazing!!!!
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    with love

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  49. what kind of foundation do u use? cause your skin is fantastic!

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  50. So beautiful, I love smokey eyes :)
    kisses!

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  51. You look stunning! Love the smokey eyes on you!

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