Make-up Call: A daytime smokey eye!
We all have a signature look when it comes to dressing but what about beauty? There is always a specific formula of shades and shapes that works for us when we don’t have time to overthink and a subtle smokey eye look is my everyday formula. Let me confess, I’m not a big makeup guru, I don’t have million brushes required for the endless shades of eyeshadow applied in one look but I know what looks best on me and here’s how I do it!
I don’t remember when I stopped wearing foundation but it feels like ages ago now. First, I started using BB creams which was enough for me on a daily basis but not enough to cover pimples or dark spots when I wanted go for a flawless skin for a night-out. Then, I switched to CC creams the coverage is close to the covergirl!
A pea-sized dab goes a long way and gives great coverage without lines or streaks.
I am pretty much a black eyeliner girl but it takes some serious effort to apply. When I don’t have that motivation to create a precise liner look- which I usually don’t have in the mornings, I prefer to use a brown eye pencil to create a soft, flattering natural look, perfect for the daytime.
I usually start from the wing then draw a line.For a more dramatic winged look, draw farther out and angle the liner slightly more. You can be messy here, we’ll blend later.
This is how it looks like.
Trace over that pencil line with dark eyeshadow. I prefer cream eyeshadows. The focus is on the outer corner and the lash line. Add eyeshadow & pencil even under the eye. Extend it till the middle portion of the eye.
Add black mascara.
I like wearing soft pink lipsticks when I go for a brown smokey eye look. A small touch of pink creates the impression of a sweet, energetic girl, I think.