Wearable Purple Smokey Eye w/ Makeup Geek Shadows
You may remember Petja from the wonderful Valentines Look she did and her Golden Brown Look. She has created yet another stunning look using the Makeup Geek eyeshadows and has a video to go along with it. We also created a step-by-step guide that will help you recreate this impressive look. We hope you enjoy it!
Nothing says drama and intrigue like a smokey eye. In terms of eye makeup there is nothing more sexy and sophisticated. Creating a smokey eye suitable for day or night can be a daunting task at best. Adding some color can help a smokey eye be a wearable look for the office or a night on the town.
GET THE LOOK
- Start with a black eyeliner pencil or black eyeshadow pencil and smudge it along the upper lash line. With a stiff brush, feather the black out onto the lower part of your eyelid, making sure not to go above the crease area. If this look is a bit messy right now, don’t worry, you are only using the black as a base.
- With a fluffy dome brush, use Mercury and blend into the crease area. This will act as a transition color between the black and the highlight color.
- Wipe off your stiff brush, or grab a different one, and press the color Sensuous over the black on the eyelid, bringing up slightly to cover the line between the black and the Mercury.
- While you have the Sensuous out, take a small brush and run it underneath your lower lashes bringing it in ½ way.
- Using the same small brush, gently place Shimma Shimma into the inner corners of your eyes and onto the bottom lashes in the inner part meeting up with the Sensuous.
- Next, take the shade Corrupt, but be careful, this color is very highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. You can always build you color up if you want a more dramatic look to it. Using an angled eyeliner brush, line the top of your eyes. Use a small blending brush to blend out the Corrupt to avoid any harsh lines.
- In a very fine line, place Corrupt under the lash line coming in only 1/3 of the way. Make sure not to completely cover up the color that you already have there. You want this to be a gradient effect with all the shades showing.
- With a pencil liner, or a waterproof get liner, line the waterline of your eye.
- Now curl your lashes and apply your mascara and you have a smokey eye perfect for any occasion.
- If you want, you can apply a highlight color to the upper portion of your lids.
For a more dramatic effect you can also tightline the upper lashes. To make a more dramatic look, add more Corrupt in the outer v area of your eye. For a night out, apply some false lashes for a more striking look. The possibilities are endless and completely up to you.
And there you have it, a perfect purple smokey eye. Whether you decide to tone it down for a day look, or play it up for a night look, this stunning creation will soon become a favorite. And a smokey eye you will go back to time and time again.