It’s that time of year when we want to make an impact with our makeup and add a touch of sparkle to every outfit. For this week’s YouTube tutorial, I have the perfect eye makeup for whatever you’ve got planned over the coming weeks. This is a super easy and wearable look for the festive season, whether it’s a dinner party, Christmas gathering or New Year’s Eve. It’s not a smoky eye, it’s a smudgy, sparkly, smoky shadow that requires less definition and will great on absolutely anyone. It’s not too graphic, so it works even if your face isn’t perfectly symmetrical.
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Use a smudgy pencil to add a veil of colour and a touch of shadow on the inner and outer lids. Set the cream pencil with a powder, applied using a flat brush to push the powder close to the lash line, and smudge it away with a cotton tip. Create a triangle of shadow on the outer edge of your upper lid and blend it together with a dry brush and repeat on the inner corner. It’s all about layering, start light and you can always build the intensity.
- Always blend with a brush with no product on.
- If you have a glittery eyeshadow add a touch of water to make it more intense.
- Sculpt for a more sophisticated or defined look; it’s about defining structure not contouring.
- Don’t overload your brushes, or the shadow will drop all over your face.
- Go lighter first because you can always intensify.
- Elongate the eye at the outer corner to make your eyes appear bigger.
- Touch up skin but don’t create a mask of colour: add a hint of glow for a natural radiance.
- Leave a negative space in between in the middle of the lid with a soft blend: anyone can wear this look. It’s simple but chic enough to have a catwalk feel.
Good luck creating the look at home!
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