How to Apply a Sultry Smokey Eye

Natural-smokey-eyeNo matter the occasion, a sultry, dramatic smokey eye can add a touch of clean sophistication to your look. Many different eye shapes can wear this classic look, so here are the application steps for making a beautiful, long lasting smokey eye using a combination of all natural Cream to Powders and loose mineral versatile shadows:

Step 1 Prime Your Lids:

To discourage any creasing of your eye shadows or smudging throughout the day, an even coat of a lid primer should be applied first. Our loose mineral foundation makes an amazing lid primer as well, so you can apply a dusting of this product to your lids using your foundation brush as you are you are prepping the rest of your face.

Step 2 Apply Cream to Powder Shadow:

Using your firm shadow brush or a small sponge tip applicator, begin applying Smoke Cream to Powder along your lid crease, bringing this color down diagonally from your outer eye edge to meet  the crease line. Smudge across the crease and down along the outer corner of your eye so that your brush is gently pulling pigment towards the inner corner of your eye along your lashes. With your angled liner brush, use the Smoke cream to powder to line your bottom lid, smudging it in a bit as you go.

Step 3 Apply Mineral Powder Shadow:

Layering Monave loose mineral versatile powder or ultra-mattes on top of the cream to powder shadows increases the wear time for unbeatable staying powder. For a dramatic smokey eye, apply #120 Charcoal Satin directly on top of the cream to powder you have applied in step 2. Be sure to smooth out any lines and buff these shades together evenly on the lid. For a softer look, you can use #26 Titan instead. To create even more dimension, apply a thin layer of #78 Hypnoic  to the outer corner of your eye on top of the cream to powder, and lightly bring it over the ball of your eye as well. With a wet angled liner brush, apply #120 or a dark versatile powder as a wet liner across your top lid.

To finish and brighten your look, add a splash of #61m versatile powder below your brow and to the inner part of your lid. Blend it in evenly meet the edges of the smokey tones on your lid as you go.

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