To walk in my first fashion show, I mentioned that I had to do my own nails, hair, and makeup. You can read all about my new manicure here in this post, and all about the fashion show here in this post. Now it’s time to detail how I did my makeup for the show!
The designer Annie Moe wanted dramatic, smokey eyes as the makeup look for the show. I don’t usually wear much makeup, so OF COURSE I immediately set about researching YouTube video tutorials. Here are two helpful videos I watched for tips on how to do smokey eyes:
Below is my bare, moisturized, and makeup-free face before starting out, both with and without glasses. (Side note: Glasses really do help create a “focus” for a face, don’t they?)
And here’s how I looked after doing all my makeup! Such a difference, right?! I went for bolder eyes — and eyebrows! — and kept the lipstick a more natural pink. Also, it’s been a loooooooooong time since I’ve worn blush, y’all.
A library colleague had passed along some Mary Kay makeup samples to me, and I used some of my own makeup, as well. Here are details on all the makeup I used:
For the smokey eyes:
- Eyeshadow used for the browbone: Almay Intense I-Color in “421 Trio for Browns,” top color (pale champagne)
- Eyeshadow used for the lids: Almay Intense I-Color in “421 Trio for Browns,” bottom color (peachy)
- Eyeshadow used for the crease: Wet n Wild Color Icon eye shadow in “Silent Treatment,” bottom color (soft grey)
- Eyeshadow used for the corners and over the eyeliner: Almay Intense I-Color in “421 Trio for Browns,” middle color (dark brown)
- Eyeliner: Aveda eye definer in “Cacao”
- Brow pencil: Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil and Billion Dollar Brows Eyebrow Powder
- Brow gel (also used as clear mascara): Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel
- Highlighter pencil around the brows: Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Pencil
For the face:
- Moisturizer: Aveda Botanical Kinetics, intense hydrating soft creme
- Sunscreen: Aveda daily light guard sunscreen, SPF 30
- Primer: Aveda All Sensitive body formula oil
- Concealer: Aveda concealer in “02 Balsa”
- Foundation: Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup in “100 Light”
- Blush: Mary Kay blush sample, mineral cheek color in “Strawberry Cream”
For the lips:
- Lip pencil: Aveda lip definer in “Colorless”
- Lip stain: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in “Honey”
Below are a couple of closeups of the smokey eyes. I went more subtle and smudge-y with the eyeliner, and I kept blending, blending, blending eyeshadows in small circles into the creases and corners of my eyelids. I also darkened slightly the beauty mark off my left eye.
It was fun for a day, but it took me A LONG TIME to do this full face of makeup! So this is definitely not an everyday makeup routine for me, but I did enjoy the end result. Plus, it helped give me a bit more confidence to walk in my first fashion show! 😀
Have you tried the “smokey eye” makeup look? If so, do you then go for a bold or neutral lip? Please leave a comment and share!
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