Whether it’s the Grammy’s red carpet, the Oscars or the MTV awards, you are bound to see Hollywood divas rocking smoky eye make-up in a host of different ways from classic dark shades to metallic blends and even plums. If you wish you knew how to create the perfect smoky eye effect and look super sexy like your favorite Hollywood celebs, then it’s your lucky day! Girls, today we’ll show you exactly how to get that perfect smoky eye look and get your sexy out in no time. Here we go:
To rock a red carpet look, everything needs to be perfect from head to toe including your outfit, accessories and of course, your makeup. And when it comes to makeup, ladies, you can’t miss the eyes, as your eyes are the best way to attract attention. To get it right, not only should you know the correct makeup application techniques, but you should also know what eye shades suit your complexion the best.
The key to finding the right and the most flattering shades for your eye makeup is to choose colors that complement your skin tone/ complexion rather than what goes with your dress.
So, are you ready to bedazzle everyone? Well, then here’s what you should do:
Determine Your Skin Color
To find the right color palette for your eye-makeup, first it is important to determine your skin color. Be clear on what category you fall into- fair, olive, dark or medium.
Understand the Rules for Choosing Eye-Shadow Colors
Identified your skin tone? Now it’s time to know the ground rules to choosing eye-shadow colors:
If you have fair tone, then get away from dark gray as this shade can make you look bruised rather than beautiful. Instead, go for shades like soft green preferably from brands like Urban Decay or Makeup Geek Eye-shadow Pixie Dust lime green, purple and cool pink from brands like Coastal Scents. These colors look flattering on fair tone.
Well; you are not actually quite considered light or fair but you are not olive either. Choosing eye shades that make your eyes pop and complement your skin tone can be tricky but don’t worry, we can help you in this area. The eye-shadow shades that work wonders on medium and medium-brown skin tone are illuminating bronze and honey. Try brands like Lancome Color Design Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Kissed by Gold. This palette has all the right eye shades to give you that pop you’ve always wanted.
For those who have dark skin, avoid ashy shades. White and ashy eye shadows appear dull sometimes even invisible on darker skin. If you want a natural look, you can select soft shades. However, these are not so great if you want to make your eye shadow stand out and make a statement. For such as a look, consider using warm shades that are rich in pigment like purple berries and metallic golds. Use Hip Studio Secrets Metallic Shadow line by L’Oreal.
Follow these basic rules to select your eye-shadow palette and get ready to make heads turn.
Nothing makes your eyes pop more than the right eye shadow. But what is the right eye shadow? Cream, pressed powder, loose powder and don’t even get me started on crayon. It is enough to make anyone dizzy. Let’s talk about all things eye shadow and try to demystify your eye shadow options.
Press Powder Eye Shadow
Pressed powder eye shadow is an oldie but a goodie, this makeup classic is the most common type of eye shadow. This go to product comes in matte and pearl finishes. Easy to apply, you can use a brush, a finger or a sponge. While it is great for all skin types, if you have oily skin, it should be your go too product since it will help reduce those unsightly creases.
I have often looked enviously at women with gorgeous eyes. Are they naturally gifted with beauty or have they discovered the secret of how to make your eyes pop. Let’s unravel the secret sauce to making eyes look fabulous. The first trick is choosing the right eye shadow for your eye color that is the easy part. Eyes come in primarily five shades, blue, green, grey and brown. To show off your eyes in the best use a contrasting or complementing color for your eye shadow. Contracting color are colors that display on the opposite side of the color wheel. Take a look at the color wheel below, since bronze is on the opposite side of blue it is a contrasting color and will make your eyes pop. Complementing colors would be colors of the same shade but of different intensities. If you have light blues eyes, use dark blue eye shadow.