Friday, April 15, 2011

Video Tutorial - The Soft Smokey Look

This look is the 2nd video in my 3 part series using the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette.  This time I am using Palette #3.  If you don't have this palette, I am telling you right now to go and get it!  It has a lovely combination of neutrals and bright colors in many different finishes.  This and all of the other palettes with BH Cosmetics are the right price and quality to practise and come up with some amazing out of this world looks!

In this tutorial I show you how to achieve a soft version of the smokey eye.  It is a really simple technique and can be used with any of the color combinations in this palette.

You will need:
Eye, Face and Lip primers
Paint Pot in Painterly
Dark satin or shimmery finish eyeshadow
Slightly darker then flesh toned satin eyeshadow
Black eyeliner
Liquid Illuminator
Neutral purple toned blush (to pick up the purple flakes in the dark eyeshadow I used.)
False eyelashes or Volumizing mascara
Purple toned lip liner
Pinky purple lipgloss
Medium eyeshadow brush
Medium fluffy dome brush
Large blending brush

When using the darkest color don't over dip your brush.  Take a little bit at a time to avoid over fall out.
When using false eyelashes use a light formula mascara such as Mabelline's Great Lash in blackest black.
If you don't want to use false eyelashes use 3 coats of volumnizing mascara for max drama.
Using the flesh toned color in the crease adds depth without too much added color.
Use the dark eyeshadow on the lower lash line instead of eyeliner
Pat the dark color in instead of pushing the brush around.
Don't put any color on the large blending brush when blending.  Just use this to soften up the look.
Keep you lips light so not to over power the look.
Try this same technique using different shades.

Where to Buy:
BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette #3 and 10 color Blush Palette
MAC Painterly Paint Pot and Fluidline in Black Track
MAC Lush and Lilac Lip Liner
Mary Kay Liquid Illuminator in #1, Lip, face, and eye primers
NYX Beige Mega Shine Lip Gloss
Red Cherry #1 Lashes
Mabeline Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black - Drugstores everywhere


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