One of my favorite palettes of all time if the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette; it’s got the perfect mix of matte and shimmery eyeshadows, and gorgeous fall colours such as purple, brown and plum. For today’s makeup look, I decided to create a smokey evening makeup look.
Almost everyone loves a good smokey eye look, but like many people out there, it took me a LONG time to feel confident enough to believe I could pull it off. But you already know the story, *practice makes perfect*. And speaking of practice, I wanted to include a little “how to” that you can follow to achieve this take on the classic smokey eye look.
I would like to start by saying it isn’t a must to use the same products in any makeup tutorial. There are plenty of makeup products out there that can give you the same result. As long as your technique improves, you will absolutely be able to achieve any look you want to try! That being said, here is a step by step on how I created this Plum Smokey Eye look:
Step 1: using a fluffy blending brush, apply a peach based transition shade along your natural crease. I used the Colourpop SuperShock Shadow in Aquarius.
Step 2: apply a neutral brown shade using a small blending brush along the crease; this is going to be your second transition shade. Unlike in the first step, you want to make your application a little more precise, avoiding to entirely cover your first transition shade. This will help you achieve that gradient effect that is a signature of any smokey look. I used the shade Substitute for Love in the Cocoa blend palette.
Step 3: using a flat shader brush, apply your plum shade to the outer and inner corners of the eyes, leaving out the center of the mobile eyelid. Don’t worry about being too precise, as you can always go back with the transition shade to correct any mistakes. Here I used the shade Delicate Acidity.
Step 4: to fill that empty space at the center of the mobile eyelid, apply your dark shimmery shade using the same flat shader brush. I used the shade Infusion.
Step 5: a winged eyeliner can magically take your smokey eye look to the next level! I can’t explain in just a few words how you can get your eyeliner game right, but if you’re interested, check out my article on the topic here.
Step 6: after applying the rest of your makeup (complexion, contour and highlight), apply the 2 transition shades along the lower lash line in the same order as on the eyelids, using a pencil brush. For a deeper effect, apply the same plum shade to the outer third part of the lower lash line using the same brush. And voilà!
The finished look:
-Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
-Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation in 40 Beige
-Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
-Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium/Neutral
-Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette
-Essence Super Precise Eyeliner
-Ardelll false lashes in Wispies
-Zoeva Contour Spectrum palette (shade cn020 as contour and cn030 as highlight)
-Zoeva Luxe Blush in Last Love
-NYX Soft Matte lip Cream in Pennsylvania layered on top of the Colourpop Lippiestixx in Château
That’s it for this post guys! I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful! Don’t hesitate to leave me any questions you might have down in the comments. Thank you for reading and, until next time!
The Foundry girl.