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!
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!