Since fall is right around the corner, I thought I’d share this easy, step-by-step tutorial on how I do a glam smoky eye. Keep in mind I am not a makeup artist, this is just how I do it & it is super easy – we all like easy, right?! The look I am going for is warm, yet glittery glam. Nothing too crazy, but will look good with your fall outfits!
I’m actually teaming up with Sephora Collection for this post. I really like Sephora Collection because the price point is very affordable & there are TONS of options. You’ll notice that there are so many color options for eye shadows but there are also tons of brushes that are perfect for application as well.
Let’s get started..
1. As always, I apply some Scotch tape to the corners of my eyes (watch the video on the sidebar if you want to see that in more details!) & then I use my fluffy blending brush to apply the shade ‘Mango Shake’ from Sephora Collection’s Colorful Eyeshadow line ($10). The orange shade may look a little intimidating in the packaging, but with this fluffy brush it will be applied lightly and won’t look cray cray, promise! I apply this with light, windshield wiper motions through the crease. This is called the ‘transition’ shade.
2. Next, I use my small tapered blending brush to apply ‘Hollywood Calling’ from Sephora Collection into the very corners of the crease. Now, this brush is smaller than the first brush so that when you apply the product it is more concentrated – since this shade is a dark brown, you want to make sure you only place it in the corners of the crease. This step just gives dimension to your eyelid and helps create the smoky look we are going for in this tutorial.
3. Now this is always my favorite step – the glitter! I sprayed my large shader brush w/a setting spray to get it damp so that this glitter shade (‘Lucky Penny’ from Sephora Collection) would be more dramatic & metallic. I gently pat this shade all across my lid. I had to do a couple of layers to make it really pop!
4. Lastly, you use that same brush from the first step to blend it all together… I only use this brush to sweep through the crease! This makes the dark brown, glitter shade, & orange blend & look more natural w/no harsh lines.
Not pictured, I applied ‘Early Frost’ from Sephora Collection to highlight my brow bone & my inner corner. This shade is a white, frosty shade that just ties the look together.
5. Now that the shadow application is done, I used Sephora Collection’s 12-Hour Wear Liquid Liner in black to line my upper lid & also to wing it out. Notice I still have the tape on as my ‘guide’ to a neat, straight wing. After this dries, I remove the tape & voila, its a perfect wing!
6. The last step: LASHES. If you are comfortable – apply false lashes! I really like the PLUSH Luxe False Lash from Sephora Collection. They are very plush (obviously) but they are more dramatic & full or you can do the Sephora Collection’s ‘Celebrity’ Lashes if you want to tone it down a bit! If you want to skip lashes – make sure you apply mascara because your lashes will help pull the entire look together!
The lip color I am wearing is Sephora Collection’s Cream Lip Stain in ‘Marvelous Mauve’ – #13.
I hope you all liked this post! If you’d like to see more like it- let me know!! <3 I’m burning the ‘Leaves’ candle in our house today so I’m really feeling like fall!
Thanks to Sephora Collection for sponsoring today’s post.