I did this smokey eye look for a photoshoot I did recently for a local mineral makeup company. They had makeup artists but, ya know, I like doing my own makeup. ^^
Sometimes there is no greater critic than yourself and I'm a perfectionist when it comes to blending! I think everyone should at least attempt to do a dark smokey eye on themselves at least a few times. A lot of people are intimidated by smokey eyes but I think most of the time the big issue is the shape that you create that's difficult, not the darkness of color.
It's not my everyday thing but it is a lot of fun! For reference, here is a step-by-step Smokey Eye Tutorial that I did a while back. You can replace the tutorial color for any other color and in this case, I stuck with a midnight blue-charcoal-black palette. Lips are Dior Creme De Gloss in Creamy Gold.
Close-up of the blending:
One trick I love doing on dramatic eyes is doubling my false lashes. In this case, I layered wispy lashes on top of criss-cross ones to get this feathery, volumized effect. Loooooves!
And here are the earrings I was wearing. Adorable purple crystal earrings from He Qi Crystal Designs that I previously mentioned here.
Just being in a silly mood. Here is my friend, Domo the pumpkin. ^o^
His friends :D
I was telling Eki that I see so many girls who have what I like to call a "camera face" that they use to pose in alllllll their pics. She asked me to show her, so here is my best attempt. LOL! Gangstaaaa... XD (ok, I hope you guys know that I am totally not being serious here!)
Don't believe me? Here is a girl with a serious case of camera face: