Friday, July 22, 2011

Gunmetal Gaze

With it being summer, I am enjoying a break from my usual makeup routine and scaling back to the basics.  But, even now, there are times when I crave a little something more...especially when I have a fun girls night planned or a romantic date with my husband.  I've always been fond of the smoky eye & this is my current favorite way to do it.  By leaving the bottom part of the eye bare (save for mascara), it is elegant & less harsh-looking than the traditional kohl-rimmed look.  Take a peek at this example on Sienna Miller:

How to recreate:

1) Line your top lids only with black liquid liner, carefully winging it out & up at the edges slightly.
2) Smudge a metallic gray shadow across your lids & all the way up to the crease, also slightly winging out at the sides.
3) Finish the look by curling your lashes & adding 2 coats of black mascara.
4) Balance out the gray with just a sweep of warm champagne gloss.

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chelseasgirl said...

AMazing hair and make up. She is stunning!


ChiccaStyle said...

Love the makeup, thanks for the tips!

Michelle Lee said...

love this look

Closet Cravings said...

Love Sienna. Her subtle smoking eye is really pretty. =)

Need it? Want it? Crave it? Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet said...

Great tutorial. I really want to try this look - for me it's more achievable than the smoky eye (where I usually end up looking like someone has punched me!)