makeup By Yahaira Rosario
Smoke Gets in
YourEyes Your days and nights are both
set this fall when you take
advantage of the alluring looks
of dark, intense colors
all is a great season to wear those dark colors you have
been shying away from all summer. What better way to
do that than with the ultimate smokey eye and using
shades of dark colors that complement your eye color?
Smokey eyes have been a big style for quite awhile and
there’s no sign this particular trend is dying. The key to the perfect
smokey eye is proper blending. You want to make sure colors are
blended together ﬂawlessly. I used grey and black on our model
Lauren to enhance the warm brown in her eyes.
The most amazing part about the smokey eye look is that it can
be done for either day or night. In order to establish a daytime
look, use the darker colors in moderation. Dark brown, gold, and
taupe colors are great for the daytime. For your nighttime look, you
can use navy, dark grey, dark green, and black. A great way to in-
tensify this look is to add some liner to both the top and bottom
of the eye.
The smokey eye is a great way to elicit “Oohs” and “Ahs” from
your friends, colleagues, and family when it comes to how great you
look. It can also be worn for that fun and elegant special occasion.
Let your eyes stand out on the runway, dance ﬂoor or in pictures
with the perfect smokey accents.
Here is a step-by-step guide to
how you can recreate Lauren’s look:
F Model Lauren Barnette is a southern girl at
heart, born and raised in the mountains of
Virginia. This fun-witted extrovert has been
entertaining since before she could walk, always
having a “microphone” in hand. Lauren is the
ofﬁcial host of LXM PRO, the world's only
professional lacrosse tour.
PAGEANTRY PHOTOS BY TED WEST
IT’S PRIME TIME
First, prime your eyes to have your makeup last all night. Also,
with your ﬁnger, add a neutral base color to the mobile lid for your
shadows to stick. Now take a shimmery, white color and dab it all
over your lid, stopping at the crease. Then take a dark grey shade
and blend it into your crease. It’s important to pair light base col-
ors with rich dark colors. Make sure to blend out the grey shade to
have no harsh lines.
WATER PROOF POSITIVE
Next, line the top of the eyelid and bottom of the lid with wa-
terproof eyeliner to prevent smudging, adding some of the black
liner to the inner part of the waterline as well. A good way to keep
the inner part of the liner from smudging is by setting the liner
with black eye shadow. Don’t forget to make sure both eyes match
and blend color with a Q-tip if need be. After that, add some dra-
matic lashes with a generous coat of mascara to the top and bot-
tom lashes. You’ll want to apply a few coats of mascara so the
lashes are thick and dark. If you don’t have naturally long, curled
lashes, curl them with a lash curler ﬁrst.