Smoky Eye | New Year's Ideas

Smoky Eye | New Years Ideas

In preparation for the extravaganza that is (or often is not) New Year's Eve, I'm doing some planning-it can't just be about the clothes. (Yes it can.) 

I am admittedly not super-proficient with makeup application, but I have learned to do a fairly good smoky eye. These are some of my favorite products to accomplish the right level of smoke. NARS products are consistently across-the-board my favorites. The eyeshadow duo in Pandora is the best I've found; I use the white essentially as a primer and the black is super-pigmented and easy to move around. I'll do three layers: 1. white base all over lid and up to brow,  2. I add a layer of shimmer cream eyeshadow in a silvery gray just on the lid, it adds a bit of depth and sheen, 3. add a heavy layer of black, focusing on outer corners and most of the lid. Be sure to use a cream shadow brush like the Bobbi Brown brush pictured above. I like to line both the upper and lower-lids, and I line inside the lower lash line. It takes a steady hand, but it adds a lot of sharpness to the eye. You can use your finger or a small makeup sponge to blend to perfection, and then apply a heavy-hitting mascara. 

1. NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Veneto | 2. NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Pandora | 3. NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara | 4. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Shimmer Cream Shadow | 5. Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Brush

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