Smolder with Smoky Eyes

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This winter look will make your eyes pop with color


The key to a beautiful smoldering eye is great color that is not overdone. The classic smokey eye is usually based on a deep chocolate or black. For this eye, I wanted a vampy finish to create a high fashion look using an amazing new product I found out about while taking a makeup class recently.

Since navigating a unique look can be hard for all of us, I wanted to create a tutorial which provides you inspiration, with great techniques. So, get ready because this look is fabulous for modeling, pageantry, and all glamorous occasions.

One thing you will notice is the focus of this look is to curate an enhanced eye shape. It gives the client a gorgeous pop on the face because it maximizes the eye shape. This look creates a bold first impression and looks fabulous on camera.

Preparing Your Face

Skincare is the most important step for anyone’s makeup look. Prepare your face by making sure you have your moisturizing game on point. I love Genie Beauty Dream Cream and Mario Badescu’s Hydro. The night before any event, be sure to uber hydrate your face.

The next level of preparing your skin is primer. I used Benefit’s Pore-fessional to minimize and spot treat any enlarged pores using Maybelline’s Baby Skin for the total skin primer. From hairline to neck is recommended. Most people just focus on the face being primed, but it is important, especially in front of the camera, to have even coverage all the way to your décolletage.


As shown in the product list, Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous foundation is fabulous! I fell in love with it using it on clients who had dry skin or who wanted a more dewy look. I love that this foundation offers a nice selection of color tones, provides an easy application and gives you a beautiful finish.

When applying the foundation, I used Morphe’s Y11 – Deluxe Pointed Contour brush, using a circular buffing stroke. It’s all about creating a smooth finish. Take your time with this application to ensure you have a great foundation.

Some people love to apply their foundation with a beauty blender. If you choose a sponge application, I recommend Real Techniques beauty blenders. They are so incredibly durable. It gives you tons of blendability while taking no time at all. You can use your sponge dry for a lighter application or damp for a higher level of coverage.

I use about a quarter size dollop of the foundation and then blend away! Again, make sure you cover from hairline to décolletage. Your coverage should be beautifully applied underneath your chin, over your ears, and on the back of your neck if you are wearing your hair up in a ponytail.


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