13.2.11

The 1 Minute Smoky Eye - Take 2

So here's take two on the 1 Minute Smoky Eye series as promised chickas and this time, it's every simpler.

- Take a sticky black base and apply all over the lid area for a nice dark canvas
- Take an earthy eye shadow and apply it heavily above the crease blending it till the brow bone
- Take a black eye shadow and place it all over the lids blending it in the crease 
- Blend any harsh edges with a beige/peach shadow
- Finish off by placing some of the black and the earthy brown shadow on the lower lash line

and you should have something like this...


You likey? I really love this look. It looks a bit full on but it has this element of simplicity that avoids it from being called 'drag' making it easily wearable. Plus, all you need is two eye shadows for this look and neatness is something it does not demand hence making it achievable in a minute. 

This is something that would look awesome on hooded eyes too and would not look as dramatic as it looks on mine. 

In case you're wondering, here's a list of products I used.

- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline as a black base
- Black Eyeshadow from the Sleek Palette
- MAC Texture and Tete-a-Tint Eye shadow's to blend

I really liked a recent look that Lisa Eldridge did for a magazine. She created this greasy looking black eye which I adore, so I tried to replicate it below on the same look.

I just added a bit of clear lip gloss on the lid area and DAMN, it looks so glamorous in my opinion. Would surely steal attention but I'd reserve it for evenings or night outs. 


I will be posting a softer day version of the 1 Minute series in a few days so do check back girls! 

27 comments:

EllysMakeupbag said...

Oh i love it, dramatic eyes are never too much :)

Nicola said...

I absolutely love this - so simple but looks amazing! x

Debbie said...

Incredible, love it with the gloss.

roshas said...

This looks BEAUTIFUL! i love how you blended it and everything :) I'm going to try this out xx

Supergirl said...

Yes, it's true, I love it too:)

Jo said...

Love this and its excatly what I am wearing today! ha. Different products of course with blackground paint pot as a base. LOVE LOVE LOVE smokey eyes!

Shameera@MyFrostedWorld said...

Looks really beautiful, like you took ages on it. You blend so well :-)

Get Gawjus! said...

@Jo - I know you love your smokey eyes hun ;) I wish I could wear it as often as you though.

@roshas and Shameera - Thank you girls :D Glad you liked it!

Meeta said...

Beautiful! I love the depth you've created with only a few products. Also love the little bit of gloss too.

graphology said...

It looks amazing :-)

Amina said...

love it!

Miss LV said...

Love this look x

http://miss-lv.blogspot.com/

Amandita said...

Oh wow I love it.. Its very Kim Kardashian =)

Not quite beautiful said...

Oh this is fab will surely stop by again.

toya

x

ginger said...

i want to do smokey eyes for so long.. but i never get it right. i'll try this..:)

The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

The gloss takes the whole look to a new level.

agnes said...

très joli make up, c'est magnifique, et des yeux sublimes, j'adore

LaaLaa Monroe said...

beautiul, so simple and gorgeous.

Magui said...

loove the glossy smokey eye! Dying to try it! Did it crease alot? very fast?

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FunnyFaceBeauty said...

This is so gorgeous. I love your brows too. I can't get my eye pictures to look like this. Can I ask you what you use to do it?
xx
Alicia

EVE-O-LUTION said...

Honestly beautiful :). I love Smoky eyes and this looks grt

Love,
Bee
http://beautyandeverythingelse.com

Sami said...

Looks hot! Thanks for the tips x

Get Gawjus! said...

@Magui - It did not crease at all for pretty long. I guess it because it was a lip gloss and had a nice sticky consistency. Do try it out :) Plus only apply the gloss on the lid area and just a little in the crease.

@FunnyFaceBeauty - Hey hun! I just use a standard Sony Cybershot DSC-N2 camera. I just keep the macro on and it focuses pretty well. I always take the pics in front of the mirror so i know what I'm capturing.

Uma Preve said...

I like this smokey eyes... Very intense! Love it!

Princess Feef said...

Iove it ,, looks gorgeous n sexy

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

Yep, I like it a lot!! You rock smokey eyes doll ;) I'm gonna try it too :) x

mediterraneangirl15 said...

Love both versions, and the glossy one is so glamorous! I just don't know if there is a gloss that wouldn't crease much through the night.