Want to turn heads this new year? Our favourite beauty blogger Beauty and Le Chic shows us how to create the perfect smokey eye and have you ready in a flash! This simple smokey eye with a glamorous dose of shimmer will put a spring in your step in no time.
A smokey eye is the look that goes with everything and since it’s a new year, why not add some shimmer to brighten things up? A new year means a new you, so If ever there’s a time to sparkle, it’s now! Ditch the boring browns and greys and choose skin flattering bronzish hues. An eyeshadow palette like Urban Decay’s Naked is your party-season BFF. With 12 shades from neutrals to shimmers, you can create the look that suits you. A smokey eye doesn't have to be difficult. You only really need two or three shadows, a liner and a mascara. Balance the heavy eye with natural, luminous skin and a nude lip – or if you feel like being rebellious, why not reach for a ravishing red?
Step 1 – Not to prime is a crime! If you want your smokey eye to last as long as you do, you've got to lay down the foundations. Apply a long-lasting primer like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion all over the lids.
Step 2 - Take your palette and lay down an all-over-lid base colour with a lighter shade like Naked. Add intensity by applying a darker colour like Smog to the outer corners of the lids and smudge a little under the eyes for extra drama. A generous dusting of gold shimmer (like half baked) to the centre of the lids adds an instant festive feel and really brightens the eye. Add a little to the inner corners of the eyes (near your tear ducks), this will really make your eyes pop!
Step 3 - Liner time. It’s a smokey eye so no need to be precise. Take a long-lasting khol pencil to line the lids and under-eye area, then using your finger, smudge out for a lived-in, smoked effect.
Step 4 - Lashings of your favourite mascara – If you want full on glamour, why not add some lashes?
Guaranteed to wow, easy to do, ready to rock!
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