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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Smokey Night makeup

I always wanted to do some easy sparkling smokey eyes for evenings and this post has been lying in my 'drafts' unseen and unheard since December (sorry for being a bit clumsy). I just saw this and decided to post it asap.

Not necessarily all evening and night makeups are dark. Its just that the lighting in nights defines the eyes better when they are kohl rimmed and the sparkle adds a festive touch to the look. I am a big fan of intense fierce smokey eyes and nude lips and this is one of those awesome and easy evening looks.

Lets see, how to do this look..........

Conceal and prime the eyes. I have kept the inner corners of eyes bare as I did not want it to be too highlighted. (Please don't consider that incomplete or a mistake)

Trace the upper lashline with a thick black line. This can be a bit crude as we are going to blend it in. Also line the inner rims with the same black kohl.

Define the crease and outer corners with a deep chocolate brown eyeshadow. Also blend the eyeshadow above the natural crease to make eyes look bigger.

Highlight inner corner and brow bone with a ivory colored highlighter. Keep the inner corner makes the ivory highlight a little less brighter. Its my preference for this look though.

Blend the inner crease with a greige colored eyeshadow to soften the contours. This also makes eyes appear tilted inwards. This is very good trick for anyone with droopy eye lids.

Apply toasted brown shimmer on the lids to create that honey glaze. I love these type of eyeshadows as they increase the Glam Quotient of the look.

Curl lashes and finish with volumizing and lengthening mascara. Also smoke the chocolate brown eyeshadow on the lower lids to create smoldering lids.

Keep the rest of the face bare and shimmery. I used a chocolate brown matte bronzer and an ultra shimmery liquid gel highlighter. The lips were drenched in a nude gloss.

This look is the easiest to achieve and is in the likes of JLo and Victoria Beckham all the time. It perks up the most boring outfit and also makes a memorable statement.

  • Stila One Step foundation 
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder
  • Benefit Hoola bronzer
  • NARS Orgasm Illuminator
  • Clinique Long last Glosswear SPF 15 in Airy kiss
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer
  • Too Faced Pixie Perfect eyeshadow palette.......Exclusive shade (dark chocolate brown), Velvet Revolver (Greige matte) and Totally toasted (honey glazed shimmer)
  • MAC eyeshadow in Creme Royale
  • Bourjois Effet Smokey eye liner in Ultra black
  • Shiseido Eyelash curler
  • MAC Zoom fast black lash mascara
  • Brushes used :- Sigmax Flat top kabuki brush, Clinique Powder foundation brush, Scott Barnes contour brush, Smashbox crease brush, NYX flat eyeshadow brush, Sigma pencil brush, Smashbox blender brush.
I hope you liked this look. Wish you all and your families HAPPY HOLI.....

Till then,


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  1. I love your tutorials they really are inspiring !

  2. Soooo sexxyyy!!! Its oozes oomph and m so in luv with this...this kinda pic shud me like the frontpage of a beauty magazine!

    Apart from the entire lid, i luved ur lashes (not like thats a surprise any more) and they r so well defined...Ahh!! i cud look at this all a non creepy way ofcourse ;)

    1. its easy na...dats why...I am posting some really complex ones too

  3. love it ! u always do a awesome job,waiting to see u soon :)

  4. This is super easy and lovely..thanx for the tutorial Neeraj

  5. this is so stunninggggg Neeraj :D ... now we have same thing to say always ... you never fail to impress us and this again is absolutely amazing look :D

    1. Thanks a lot Rashmi for those kind words...I am sure my efforts are paying of better now..

  6. I just envy your blending skills.....loving this look, so me !!!!


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