My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 11 – Smokey

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Smokey eyes makeup has been one of my favourites for quite some time now. But I’ve only been doing it in black, and black makeup was yesterday’s theme, so today I’d like to try out something a bit different – metallic smokey eyes.

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I do the face makeup as usual.

I then move to the eyes, and start with eyebrows, which are filled in with a light brown colour (again I’m using a light colour because I don’t like when the brows are too dark and too defined, but maybe it’s something worth trying another time).

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As I don’t have a special eyeshadow base, I just apply some powder and some white-coloured eyeshadow on the top eyelid.

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Then I cover the top eyelid with a silvery eyeshadow, using a slightly damp brush, so that the colour looks brighter. A couple of layers makes the eyeshadow look really opaque, which is what I need here.

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I use a thin flat brush and some black eyeshadow around the contour of the eye, blending it so that the lines look thick enough and very blurred.

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The same white colour as was used as a base is applied under the brow arch.

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Then I go back to the black eyeshadow, which I put along the outer half of the crease and in the corner of the eyelid. Once again, I’m trying to blend and smudge it to avoid any sharp lines.

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After doing this I apply another layer of the silvery eyeshadow, to make sure it still looks bright and doesn’t have any traces of the black colour in the places where they shouldn’t be.

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I use the eyeliner for the upper lid and make a very thin line on top of the eyeshadow line.

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For the water line I use the eye pencil, and the line is strictly along the water line, it doesn’t go beyond it. I also make short blurred strokes with the pencil on the eye corner and the crease, on top of the black eyeshadow.

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A thick layer of mascara is applied in the end, and the eyes are done.

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I go for a rather neutral lip colour here, it has a bit of shimmer, but is not too glittery.

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And finally, that’s it! I really like the entire look and particularly, the eyes – they look good and the makeup looks nice and neat too. The lip colour looks very slightly off, but it’s not too bad either. Look réussi, I think!

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