August 19, 2012

Guest post - Silver Smokey Eye Tutorial

Today's guest post is by the lovely Kailan from the blog Makeup By Kailan Marie where she gives us a tutorial on how to do a silver smokey eye look. Kailan is a 19 year old college student from the United States, intent on pursuing a career in Medical Sonography. She is a full time Harry Potter nerd, part time beauty blogger. Makeup is her passion, as well as her hobby, and she loves sharing that with people around the world. She can also be found on Twitter @misskailanmarie

Hi everyone! One of my favorite things to do on my blog is picture tutorials. Not only do I get to show everyone the looks I've created, but I get to show you how to achieve them as well, which is very rewarding to me.

Today I'm going to be showing you how to create a simple Silver/Gray Smokey Eye. To create this look I used my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette as well as MAC Eyeshadows.It's great for a night out and really makes your eyes stand out. The technique is super simple to follow, even for beginners. So with that being said, I hope you all enjoy the tutorial and give it a go yourself!

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot (not shown)
Sonia Kashuk Gel Eyeliner in Charcoal (step 1)
Urban Decay Pistol (step 2)
MAC Print e/s (step 3 & 9)
Urban Decay Blackout (step 4)
MAC Scene e/s (step 5)
Urban Decay Foxy e/s (step 6)
Urban Decay Verve e/s (step 7 & 8)
Essence Gel Eyeliner in Midnight in Paris
Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Brushes Used:
Sigma E55 Shader Brush (step 2)
MAC 217 Blending Brush (step 3 & 4)
Sigma E25 Blending Brush (step 5)
Sephora All Over Shadow Brush (step 6)
Urban Decay Small Shader Brush (step 7 & 8)
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush (step 9)
NYX Eyeliner Brush (step 10)
NYX Eyelash Curler (not shown)

Step by step instructions

1. Apply a gray or black base all over your lid, using the warmth of your finger to blend out the product.
2. With a shader brush, apply a shimmer pewter shade all over where you applied the dark base.
3. With a blending brush, blend a matte, dark gray into the crease, going a third of the way in.
4. With the same blending brush, blend a matte black into the crease as well, to deepen it.
5. With a more fluffy blending brush, sweep a matte, midtone gray across through the entire crease, making sure to blend out the harsh edges of the dark gray and black shades. This will also act as our transition color.
6. Apply a matte cream color to the brow bone with a large shadow brush to lift the brows. Blend downwards to soften the edges of the midtone gray shade.
7. Apply a shimmery silver on the inner corner with a smaller shader brush.
8. Apply that same shade to the inner lower lashline.
9. Apply the dark gray from Step 3 on the outer half of the lower lashline.
10. Apply winged liner (or your liner of preference)
11. Curl lashes, apply mascara, and add false eyelashes (if you prefer).

The finished look
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. Don't forget to check out my blog, Makeup By Kailan Marie for more tutorials as well as other beauty blabber.



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