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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5 comments :

chelseasgirl said...

AMazing hair and make up. She is stunning!

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ChiccaStyle said...

Love the makeup, thanks for the tips!
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Michelle Lee said...

love this look

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Closet Cravings said...

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

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styleonthecouch.com 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!)

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