Finally I got out my Prestige eyeshadow in Stormy and decided to use it to create a smokey eye. I think the smokey eye would have to be the most popular look ever.

Products used and Description:

1.Apply concealer all over the lid and under eyes.
2. Use a pencil liner to define your upper and lower lash line. I did this first coz sometimes the pencil liners do not show well if you try applying them over the eyeshadow.
3. Apply the dark grey color from the Prestige Eye Shadow in Stormy all over the lid.
4. Apply a sparkly black color on the outer V and gently blend it into the crease. Be careful with black coz you will have a lot of fallouts.
I used Milani Eye Shadow in Storm.
5. Now blend the 2 colors along the crease to erase harsh lines.
6. Apply a silver-white eyeshadow under your eyebrows as a highlighter. Blend this into the black/grey color so it doesnt look like a patch of white your your brows ;)
I used Revlon eye shadow in Pearl White
7. Line your waterline using a black eyeliner pencil. Smudge the black color using a smudge brush along the lower lash line.
8. Apply lots of mascara.

Dats it !! The key to a good smokey eye is blending. The key to blending is a good brush.
I highly recommend the Essence of Beauty brushes from CVS. Ever since I got them, I cant stop doing my eye makeup. They are so soft and just so precise for every kind of look. The brushes are even marked with names like crease brush, eye shadow brush etc, so its very easy on beginners. Above all, they are dirt cheap so you can invest in many many brushes without breaking your wallet.

You can make the look more intense by adding more black on the outer V and along the crease. I personally don't look good with that much black sometimes, so I decided to allow the grey tones to be more visible.

Indian Girl


Mukho said... @ May 29, 2008 at 12:33 PM

Hey.. Indian girl, I think this is one of the nicest smokeys I've seen in a long time. I dont like the overdramatic kind where one ends up looking like an extra in a vampire movie.. (or, to my perverted doc's mind, a smack addict).. I love how u've allowed the grays to take precedence, and I must say, marvellous blending!!

Anu said... @ May 29, 2008 at 1:11 PM

great look! i love the way it makes your eyes stand out and look so big. and i LOVE the essence of beauty brushes. my first set of brushes and still going strong :).

Ranjani said... @ May 29, 2008 at 5:26 PM

This is such a hot look, I love the way you've blended the shadows so expertly!

Deepanjali said... @ May 30, 2008 at 1:28 AM

Loooveee the look, but can you recommend shadows that aren't as sparkly but have the same intensity of color? my mom hates it when i have too much glitter on my face :(

An Indian's makeup musings said... @ May 30, 2008 at 4:06 AM

Hey Mukho!
Thank you. I love grey too ! I looks fab on our skin.

An Indian's makeup musings said... @ May 30, 2008 at 4:07 AM

Hey Anu!
I got these brushes only last weekend. I love them to death. The concealer brush is a miracle...I cant believe I put off buying these beauties for so long.

An Indian's makeup musings said... @ May 30, 2008 at 4:08 AM

Thanks ranjani! You are so sweet!

An Indian's makeup musings said... @ May 30, 2008 at 4:17 AM

May be you could try MAC typographic or clue.
Most greys without a hint of shimmer tend to look chalky on my skin tone.These Prestige ones are actually quite good, they look more shimmery coz of the flash , I guess.

Deepanjali said... @ June 1, 2008 at 3:58 AM

thanks so much!

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