Saturday, July 27, 2013

Smudged Blue

I'm warning you ..There's a very annoying strand of hair that decided to join in on the pictures below, and to add to it the lash band on my falsies wasn't covered well enough so you can see them as well. oh, the joy of life huh?

Sometimes you don't want to spend a lot of time on your make-up but you still want to look like you have put some effort in. It might be for a party, a normal day, a dinner, a date - anything really, but for those times it is good to have a look or two stored in the back of your head that you know is quick but will make a big difference. This make-up look is one of those. All you need is 3 products.

I know there are 4 products here but the concealer is optional ;) 

Dig out a black eye pencil/khol liner and another one in a colour of your choice, although the result is best if this colour is a dark one (green, blue, purple, brown/bronze). Then find a warm shimmery eye shadow, cream shadow or eye pencil that you will later use as an inner corner highlighter. If you need it grab your under eye concealer, then a flat and dense brush as well as a small, fluffy shader brush. Now, let's get on to the step-by-step.

1. Line your lash line with the coloured pencil. Make the line quite thick with a little flick, then smudge it from the top by using the dense brush. Don't smudge it too much, only to the point where it is not a very harsh line. Make sure not to take it up too far towards the crease.

2. Using the black liner, draw a thin line very close to the lashes to make a more intense and dimensional look.

Do both of those steps to the bottom lash line as well. Just make sure not to take it too far down.

3. Use the highlight shade and pat it in the inner corner with the shader brush (or your finger). you can also take some of this on your brow bone to highlight that as well.

Finish off with mascara and some falsies if you'd like and a touch of your concealer under your eyes and you're done! If you feel like making it less quick and more dramatic, add some eyeshadow such as MAC's Soba or Cork all over the lid. It will deepen the look further and make your eyes look extra smokey and seductive. Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial. If you try it let me know how it worked out :) 

Lots of Love,



Catherine Sayer said...

This look is so gorgeous! The gold in the inner corner is lovely:)xx

Alexandra Miehe said...

I love this!! It looks amazing and I will definitely try this out very soon!!

Sarah morethanadored said...

Amazing look! It's so simple yet stunning - your photography is great too!


Milex said...

I may be obsessed with all of it.

Sophie Wood said...

I've always been too scared to use blue on my eyes, but i will definitely be giving this a try, so subtle and simple!

Sophie xo | sophielouisew_

Emilie Garnes said...

Thank you love! xx

Emilie Garnes said...

Thanks! let me know how it turns out :D xx

Emilie Garnes said...

I love how simple it is too! Thank you dear xxx

Emilie Garnes said...

I may be too haha, thanks xx

Emilie Garnes said...

Ohh go for it girl! as long as you keep it quite dark its hard to make it go wrong :) xx