Saturday, March 29th, 2008

This is part of a tutorial that is “coming soon,” about how to go from daytime look to darker daytime look to subtle evening look to dramatic evening look. Yesterday, I posted the kicked up daytime look, and now this an evening look/night time look. The difference? Now we’ve really amped up the crease by using Carbon eyeshadow and going heavier on the black liner. (*Note: for some reason the crease doesn’t look perfectly blended, but in person, it was fine – I kept going back and freaking out over it because it would show up harsher in the photos but then there was nothign to blend away when I looked in the mirror!!)

I used Soft Ochre paint pot all over lid, Blanc Type eyeshadow on inner lid, Bisque eyeshadow on middle of lid, Soft Brown eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Brun eyeshadow in outer crease, Blanc Type eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Feline kohl power on lower lash line, Brun eyeshadow on brows, and Plushblack mascara on lashes. I wore True Romantic blush on cheeks with Tenderdusk beauty powder to highlight. I had Sweetie lipstick with Dreamy lipglass on my lips.

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27 thoughts on “Looks – Subtle Smoky Eye for the Evening Out

  1. Sash

    Oh, that’s nice!

  2. Gorgeous! Just beautiful!

  3. n.fiona

    wow. i love it! it turned out so well!

  4. Davina

    that is gorgeous! that would be perfect for a red lip too.

  5. ellie

    i was just wondering why you never line the top of your eyes? im kind of a new reader, so sorry if you have answered this already!

    • Sanayhs

      A lot of people don’t like to line the top of their eyes for day/evening looks because it tends to add more drama than they are going for. Also, if you’re in a hurry in the morning, it takes longer. :)

    • Hey Ellie! I have a really sensitive upper lash line – for some reason my eyes swell up when I’ve tried liquid liner and stuff on it. I think it has a lot to do with just brush bristles/liner brushes touching it and agitating it, not just the product type.

  6. It is just my favourite makeup type, gorgeous!

  7. Camilla

    i need to try this look since i got manhattan eyeshadow that is the same blue shade as the one you used – but havent tried it yet though now you inspired me!

    • Camilla

      oh and if i may have a little suggestion (i keep looking at pics lol) i would line waterline with white kohl and the black line on the lower lashline it would look even more beautiful then but its just my opinion probably cause it would fit my eyes lol

    • Awesome! Let me know how it works out, Camilla :)

  8. Tanya

    im confused I thought smokey eye meant putting the dark shadow from the lashes up into the crease and then blending it into a slightly lighter shade on and above the crease line. I hope that makes sense :) It just doesn’t seem like a smokey eye just because you used a dark color in the crease.

    • soya

      i completely agree…this is not a smoky eye at all…and looks a little weird in some of the pics because it looks so unblended…atleast it wasn’t like that in person..i prefer your other looks…but you have a pretty eye shape.

    • Hey Tanya! You know, I don’t know if there’s an official description of a smoky eye other than it being “smoked out” on the edges. It can definitely go darker/lighter on the edge depending on what you’re going for, I think. If I remember the pics correctly, there is darkening on the outer lid (not just the crease), but not overtly so.

  9. i lke this a lot, very wearable and still pretty – great job!

  10. Very very pretty Ms. Christine