Today I have another makeup look for you. Another look which is out of my comfort zone. This look is a smokey eye. I never thought I would be confident enough to use these darker shades, but I woke up this morning and was I adamant to do a smokey eye. With wanting to do this look, I realised that I own so many palettes with some beautiful shades in, that never get used. So I picked out a palette by BareMinerals – Ready Eye shadow 14.0: Bare Sensuals..which is quite the mouthful.
**When working with darker shades, I recommend doing your eye shadow before putting on the rest of your makeup. From personal experience, it ruins your look if you get fall out on your face!**
The first shade I took is called Shazam, I buffed through my outer crease with a NYX fluffy brush. This was followed by the shade Catalyst, which I also took to my outer crease with the same brush, but focusing on the very outer v to give it some definition. (Shades shown in the picture above).
The next thing I did was take the shade Fortune with a flat brush from my Royal & Langnickel brush collection and I packed this onto the rest of my lid. However, the colour pay off wasn’t what I wanted so I packed some of the shade Cloud Nine over the top using that same brush. With a clean fluffy brush I blended the shadows together to create a gradient.
Finally I took a pointed brush from Real Techniques and put some of shade Hard To Eat in my inner corner and lightly on my brow bone.