Hello, friends! I’m Katie and I, like Laura, have an addiction when it comes to makeup. :-) Today I’m sharing an eyeshadow tutorial with you all, but I blog about this and many more beauty-related things over on From My Vanity. So stop by after you’re done reading this post. :-)
So are you ready to jump into the tutorial? This look is made completely from the Coastal Scents original Revealed palette.
I know they’ve come out with a Revealed3 recently, but this gray smokey look was created with the first palette. This is a really affordable drugstore palette and it’s currently on sale for only $15.60 on Amazon!
Step 1}} Always, always start your eye makeup with a primer. It never makes sense for me to put in all that work to create a beautiful look on my eyes….only for it to crease or fad within the first few hours. So, my tried and true eyeshadow primer of choice is LORAC’s Behind the Scenes eye primer. It’s never failed me the two years I’ve been using it!
Step 2}} I like to start with the transition shade, so here I’m using the cool tone brown (top row, fourth color) to faintly contour the crease area. Don’t worry about getting the color to show up very pigmented, you want it to be light and blend into your natural skin color a bit.
Step 3}} Take that beautiful smokey gray color (bottom row, right next to the black) and use a dense, flat brush to really pack it onto the lid. Make sure you don’t go above the crease color. Keep it just on your lid.
Step 4}} Now take the brown a few shades darker than your transition color (top row, seventh color) and use this to blend away the harsh line from the gray color. Take your time with this step. You may want to repeat steps 3 and 4 until you’ve gotten the desired pigmentation of both colors on your lids.
Step 5}} Using a pencil brush, apply the black color from the palette directly in your outer V. Use the precision of the brush to create an elongated, cat-eye look.
Step 6}} I like to use a fluffier brush to blend the black out. Feel free to take a bit more of the original transition color (top row, fourth color) to help it all blend together seamlessly.
Step 7}} Highlight time! Using a more precise brush I picked up some of that light peach color (top row, second color) and applied it right in my inner corner. Blend it into your lid color slightly.
Step 8}} Grab the brow bone highlight color (top row, first color) and apply this generously right below your eyebrows. Slightly blend it down into your transition color. No harsh lines here! ;-)
Step 9}} This step is optional, but I personally can’t do an eyelook without winging it out! I’m using my new Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper. Thumbs up for a pigmented, black application!
Step 10}} Smoke out the lower lash line! I used a combination of the transition color and just a very light tap of the black. And then I used my Rimmel’s ScandalEyes pencil in black.
Step 11}} Now all you have left to do is pile on your favorite mascara. Here I am using L’Oreal’s Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara in black (whew, that’s a mouthful of a name!)
And you’re done! Ready for a fancy date night out or just to treat yourself to a fun, smokey, sparkly eye look. Because there’s no rule that you can’t dress up just for yourself!
Let me know in the comments below what’s your favorite eyeshadow palette to reach for when you’re getting ready for a fun night out. :-)
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