Friday, April 12, 2013

Smokey Eye Prom Makeup Tutorial


Hey guys! I know it's nearing prom fever time for a lot of you or for high schoolers you may know, so I wanted to share a tutorial that will give a photogenic smokey eye that will match any dress. One of my personal favorite go-to smokey eyes tends to be the classic black/charcoal/silver look so I thought it would be suitable for this year's black-and-white trend. This look would also work for going out or any special events where you need your eyes to stand out.

Check out the video and additional photos below!





PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Hourglass Mineral Primer
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in Shade 140
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in Shade 7
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Shade Medium
Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful
NYX Slide On Eye Liner Pencil in Silver
Milani Liquif'eye Pencil in Black
Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Tiara
Lorac Pro Palette
Wet n Wild Creme Eyeliner in Black
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara
Tonymoly Tear Glitter Eye Powder in White
Lioele Auto Eyebrow
Urban Decay Glide-On Lip Pencil in Illegal
Too Face Le Creme Lipstick in Spice Spice Baby
MAC Dazzleglass Lip Gloss in Love Alert


The weather was super nice outside so we decided to take advantage of the setting sun and take a few outdoor photos! Since a lot of prom photos with dates are taken outside, I feel like this is a better representation of how the full face will look.


Here you can see the blending of the eyeshadow a bit better. The taupe around the edge of the black really helps to soften the transition from the smokey eyeshadow to the browbone, although the overall look still remains very grey-toned. I recommend this "blending" shade to be a matte shadow slightly darker than your skintone for the most seamless effect.


For darker smokey looks, I always go for a bolder brow to help frame the eyes. I also wait until after the shadow is done to fill in the brows because sometimes my brows will be too light if I do them with bare eyes. The key is finding the right balance which changes depending on how heavy the eye makeup is.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you'd like to see my previous prom tutorials and tips for prom night, you can find them under the Prom label here. Have tons of fun, take lots of pictures, and be safe! :)

Highschool readers, when is your prom? Those who have gone to prom in the past, what makeup did you wear on your prom night? Let me know in the comments!




49 comments:

  1. I've always loved your tutorials, hope you did more, more often Jen ♥ Have a great weekend sweetie xx

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  2. Sooo beautiful <3
    Love the look and tutorial :)

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  3. Jen, you are so cute! I love the bloopers.
    Wow, I'm feeling old since prom was over 10 years ago. I wish I can do it again with this makeup :)

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  4. Gorgeous photos and lovely tutorial! Although I love the look, since this is supposed to be a prom look, I think it'd be great to use more drugstore products if it's something technically geared towards teens (I know you love NYX but even that is relatively hard to find for some people).

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  5. I like the way you think, Jen ;). Pic of me 2 years ago with similar dress, makeup, and ombre hair ;P.

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  6. Oooo that looks (you look) gorgeous! I wish I could have had my makeup like this during my prom, haha. And I'm not sure if you mentioned this before. But what camera do you use for pictures and for recording?

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    1. I've been using the Canon 5D Mark III. Same cam for both pics and recording! :)

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    2. oh wowwww no wonder! haha. That explains the amazing quality. :D

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  7. omg! im so glad this came out today! i was looking for a great black and silver make up tutorial since my prom is tomorrow! thank you!! :]

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    1. Perfect timing! So glad I could help. ^_^

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  8. Hi Jane. I love your tutorial videos so much. Here is just a little suggestion. Why not share your looks on From Head to Toe. I saw you did on your Instagram. I think your fans including me will be very happy to see.
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  9. Wow Jen, you look stunning! You look insanely chic with a stronger brow!

    xoxo, Julie
    //OBSESSED//

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  10. OMG. Thanks Jen!! I used this makeup when I went out with a couple friends yesterday! :) It was so pretty!! ^_^

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  11. Love this look, and under natural lighting outside, it's so gorgeous.

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  12. So Lovely!!! Makes me want to do my Prom over lol or crash one... XD

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  13. you're gorgeous!! gonna watch it now!
    <33

    Laura x

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  15. your so pretty and amazing Jen...I wish I have a talent like yours

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  16. You look stunning like always! nice choice of shades for prom ^_^
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  17. Please can you tell me Wpwhere your nail polish is from, in this video? I love the colour! Thank you xxx

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  18. This looks gorgeous. We wish we had this when we went to formal/prom

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  19. hello! i started following your blog recently, and i must say that i love your work. your tutorials are very helpful and easy to follow. if you are taking requests for future videos, would you please be able to do a tutorial on how to do makeup on older women (50s-60s)? my sister is getting married, and in order to save money, i will be doing my mother's makeup. i did a practice run on her and it was a disaster! your expertise would be much appreciated!

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  20. Love this look! Classic.. I forgot how fresh silver and black can be!

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  21. my sis-in-law did my makeup and i wearing a peachy dress so she did light pink shimmery eyes with peach blush it was so nice and simple! ever since then i've been tryin to copy but i cant! im still a beginner at makeup thanks for the post i loved the video!!

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  22. I love this look! It's so glam for prom. But do you have any suggestions for senior portraits? I'm getting mine done this summer! :)

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  23. it's first time seeing silver tone smokey make up it's pretty :)

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  24. Hi! What camera do you use when you make your videos? Do you film with auto focus? Thinking of buying one and want some tips :)

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    1. I use a Canon 5D Mark III and my husband is the one focusing the lens. If you want a good cam with auto-focus I recommend the T4i! I have that one as well and it's not as bulky or expensive as the Mark III, which I have since I take blog pics too. Still really great filming quality!

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  25. Hi Jen! I used this look for a dance performance and it was awesome! I substituted the grey color with a burgundy, but it turned out well :) Thank you for your tutorials, I had a really hard time with makeup. I was also wondering if you could do a neutral colored eye look for monolids. Thanks always. You're so pretty!!

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  26. Hi Jen! Hoping you could give me some insight.. Which one would you recommend: Tarte Smooth Operator or Bare Minerals Mineral Veil? Thanks :))

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    1. I haven't tried Bare Minerals Mineral Veil so my recommendation is Tarte. ;)

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  27. Love your blog and this prom makeup look is amazing!
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  28. Hi Jen! Great tutorial! Really, really beautiful as always :)
    What camera model do you use? And do you film your tutorials with auto focus or without? I'm in the market for a good camera and just thougt I would ask :)

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  29. This is very settle yet a little dramatic! I love it! :)

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  30. hey jen, have you ever tried fairydrops mascara or shiseido majolica majorca? hear its amazing for asian lashes though i've personally never tried

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    1. I've tried both! They are both really great for holding curl after curling lashes and are both very waterproof. Shiseido majolica majorca uses a comb-style wand while Fairydrops has 3 curvy balls to apply the mascara. They are all very difficult to remove though, so I recommend an oil-based remover. :)

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  31. I actually have never requested a video, but I would love to see Ashley Smith's makeup done in the new Thirty Seconds to Mars video for "Up in the Air". She's the same one in this gif: http://24.media.tumblr.com/379eab3927dc51b0e2e57fdb5936156f/tumblr_mll8muJGw81qbjyiko9_500.gif

    :D hehehe I love your videos, and they've helped so much with my monolids and helped me gain confidence to experiment with different colors and techniques!

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  32. I love this look! I'm Asian myself and has found it hard to find good makeup tutorials for our eye shapes! This helps a lot, thanks! xx

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  33. always enjoy watching your tutorials! my prom makeup was really simple and done by my big sister :) I didn't have the makeup skills I have today~

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  34. I love how clean and sophisticated the end result looked :) It's truly a great choice for women who want simple makeup that can stand out.

    If you have the time, I'd love for you to see my tutorial post, too. It comes with a video: http://fashchronicles.blogspot.com/2013/04/fash-tutorial-smoky-eye-makeup.html

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  35. hi jen! just wondering, do you not use eye glue or eye tape anymore?

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