I’m usually a nuetral kind of gal when it comes to clothing and makeup, but spring has got me feelin’ colorful. I’ve been experimenting with my wardrobe, leaving my hair looking more natural and ~windswept~, and I’ve also been playing around with color in my makeup. While I still haven’t mastered the bright pink eyeshadow (I’m working on it), I have learned a thing or two about colorful eyeliner and how to pair them with two shadow smoky eyes (the more mascara the better). For all of these looks I will be using the Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eyeliner in a bunch of exciting shades.
1. “Sparkling Turquoise” with a brown, everyday smoky eye.
First, I defined my crease using “Taupe” from the Lorac Pro palette, and then used “Sable” to add some warmth and more defintion.
Next, apply a few coats of Milani’s Sparking Turquoise eyeliner, and a heafty amount of mascara, and you have the perfect wearable smoky eye.
2. “Prismatic Purple” with a silver smokey eye.
Here I took the Too Faced Cosmetics shadow in “Tin Soldier” and packed it all over the lid with my fingertip, focusing it on the lid and avoiding the crease.
Next, I took the shade “Santa’s Boots” on a blending brush. Black may seem a bit scary (as you can see on my face above), but it’s a must have for a good smokey eye.
I blended the black into my crease and the outer “V” of my eye.
Next, I applied a few coats of Milani’s “Prismastic Purple” a zillion coats of mascara, and voila! The perfect silver smokey eye.
3. “Emerald Glisten” with a gold smokey eye.
For this look I used the Lorac Pro again, and packed the shade “Gold” all over my lid.
Next, I took the shade “Sable”(any dark brown will do) on a fluffy brush and blended it through my crease.
Finish off with the beautiful emerald green eyeliner, and a ton of mascara, and you have a gorgeous spring time smokey eye.
4. “Black Gems” with a classic matte smokey eye.
For this look, I used the Sonia Kashuk “Eye On Neutral 02” matte palette. First, I took the blueish gray color in the bottom row and buffed it through my crease, and then used the matte black all through the crease and the outer “V.”
You could leave it here, but to further smoke it out, I took the blueish gray along my lower lash line, and connceted it to the smokiness on my lid.
Then I finished off with Milani’s “Black Gems” eyeliner, and a few heaping coats of mascara, and bam! You have mastered the classic matte smokey eye.
Photos by Allison Aprahamian
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