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Smoky Gradation Eye
Smoky Eyeshadow: A handsome, mannish transformation!
Open Eye Look Shadow BR-2/MAYBELLINE
Eyeshadow x 4: Parlour Smoke/M.A.C
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner 01/BOBBI BROWN
Brown Eyeshadow/BOBBI BROWN
ESPRIQUE Crayon Eyeliner/KOSE
Zoom Fast Black Lash/M.A.C
Diamond Lash Celeb eye/DIAMOND BEAUTY
Decorative Eyelash Lower Eyelash Cross Short/KENKO
1. Repeatedly applying layers of smoky eyeshadow creates depth
2. Complete filling in using black eyeliner, without leaving gaps, gives a better impact
3. False lashes go well with the existential eyeshadow to complete the look
HOW TO MAKE UP
01: Apply pearly eyeshadow as base!
Using the third colour in Product A’s eyeshadow, apply over the entire eyelid with a brush. Be sure to blend all the way to the bottom of the eyebrows.
02: Create shadows using a deep brown
Use Product B’s “Cross Cultural” shadow to create a 3D effect. Blend upwards at both corners of the eyes, leaving the area of the eyelid above the pupil empty.
03: Apply main smoky colour
Use Product B’s “Indigo Noir” shadow generously below the double eyelid crease. Blend it well with the eyeshadow applied in Steps 01 and 02.
04: Add thick eyeshadow on lower lashline too
Using a thin brush, apply the same eyeshadow used in Step 03 in a thin line on the lower lashline. Be careful to apply the eyeshadow evenly!
05: A defined black line
Using Product C’s gel eyeliner, draw a thin line along the upper lashline. Extend the line about 2~3mm beyond the outer corner of the eye.
06: Use eyeshadow to cover it
Using the almost-black brown eyeshadow from Product D, cover the eyeline drawn in Step 5. Brush in small horizontal strokes along parts of the line.
07: A defined waterline
With Product E’s eyeliner, colour in the waterline. Make sure to apply eyeliner into the tearduct as well.
08: Eyeshadow on the lower lashline!
Similar to Step 06, take some shadow from Product D on a thin brush and blend with the eyeliner drawn along the waterline.
09: Black mascara on lashes
Apply Product F’s mascara thickly on both upper and lower lashes, especially at the outer corner of the eye.
10: First set of false lashes on
Leave 3 mm of space from the inner corner of the eye, then stick on Product G’s false lashes along the upper lashline. Try to angle the lashes slightly upward!
11: Adding volume with false lashes
To enhance the effect of the eyeshadow, you need thick lashes! Cut a false lash from Product H in half, and stick it on top of the first set of false lashes. Align it such that the end of the false lash lines up with the extended eyeline drawn in Step 05.
12: Thick bottom lashes!
Stick Product I’s lower lashes along the entire lower lashline. Similar to the upper lashline, leave a space of 3 mm at the inner corner of the eye.
With well-defined black lines along both the upper and lower lashlines, the smoky gradation stands out more!
Try to achieve a natural colour gradient, with heavy colour along the lashline, fading to light colours just under the brow!
Aim for super thin brows
To make your smoky eyes stand out, make sure brows look thin and natural!
Brow Powder Duo Deep Blonde/LAURA MERCIER
Visee Eyebrow Mascara BR301/KOSE
01: Draw a basic brow line
Dip a thin brush in Product A’s brow powder, and draw a tentative brow line from the start of the brow to the end.
02: Add colour with brow mascara!
Depending on your hair colour, apply a slightly lighter shade of eyebrow mascara on the entire brow! Product B covers all the black hairs, giving a foreigner look!
Faint and casual!!
It’s best for the cheeks to be uncoloured! Choose a shade that blends well into your skin, and apply sparingly.
Boujois Blush Pastel 03 – brun cuivre/BOUJOIS
Large area, super thin layer!
Apply blush in the large area from the top part of your cheek to the temple. A coral colour will blend well and give a natural flushed look!
A nude beige colour on the lips goes well with smoky eyes!
Candydoll Lip Concealer/T-GARDEN
Lip Rouge Glossy 700/ANNA SUI
01: Erase colour from lips!
Gently pat Product A’s lip concealer to shift lip colour from red to nude beige!
02: Enhance with beige lipstick
If your lips are already beige with a slight red tinge, you can skip Step 01. Roughly apply Product B’s lipstick directly onto the lips.