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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Simple Soft Neutral Smokey Eye For Hooded/Asian Eyes

Looking for a simple, easy, quick eye tutorial for hooded eyes? Well, hope this post helps =)

To get a more dramatic and intense look, simply use the same techniques and layer more colours on or use darker/more pigmented shadows. I only did one layer of each colour in the pictures below which makes this smokey eye very soft and wearable; even in the day time.




Keep reading for a detailed step by step tutorial =], ENJOY!

Click the image to enlarge
Step A:
*Smooth your favourite eye primer from lash line to brow bone as well as your lower lashes and inner corner of eye.
*Here I'm using ELF's Mineral Eye Primer (not my favourite but I still gotta use it or else I'm just wasting my money!!).
Step B:
*Use a flat shadow brush and apply a shimmery gold shadow on your lids a little bit pass your eyelid fold line.
*Here I'm using Urban Decay's original NAKED palette in Half Baked with the shadow brush that this palette came with.

 
Step C:
*Use another shadow brush (one that is fluffier than the one from Step B) and apply a dark brown shadow to the crease area(open your eyes and see if the fold cover all the colours, if it does then apply this colour higher pass the crease so that it is visible even when you have your eyes open). Also apply this colour to the outer V area and slightly smudging a bit on the top lash line. Then use a fluffy blending brush to blend away hard edges.
*Here I'm using
Urban Decay's original NAKED palette in Dark Horse, ELF's Studio Line shadow brush and Sigma's Blending brush E25.
*Keep layering this colour to intensify the look until you are satisfied with the look
Step D:
*Use a crease brush or a small eye contour brush as shown in the picture, pick up a dark colour of your choice, prefer a matte colour or something close to a matte (dark brown, dark navy, black etc..). Place it in you outer V to create more depth and dimension to your eyes (great for Asian eyes since we pretty much have a flat eye).
*Here I'm using
Urban Decay's original NAKED palette in Creep, ELF's Studio Line Contour Brush and the same Sigma's Blending brush E25 as Step C.
*Keep Layering this colour to intensify the look


Step E:

*Taking the same flat shadow brush from Step B, use the clean side to pick up a shimmery highlighting colour and apply it under your brown bone. Use a matte white colour to highlight the inner corner of your eye and blend with fingers towards the bottom half eyelash.

*I used
Urban Decay's original NAKED palette in Virgin (brown bone) and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (inner corner) as shown in pictures.

Step F:
*Use an angled eyeliner brush, pick up the same dark brown that you used in Step C and apply it to the outer half of your lower lash line.
* I used Dark Horse from the NAKED palette
.

Step G:
*Line your top lash line with a black liner of your choice (I prefer gel liner but you can use whatever you are more comfortable with). Start from the middle of the eye and wing it out a bit in the end. Use the same liner and tightline your upper lashes.
*Here I am using ELF's Angled Liner Brush and my favourite gel liner that was also featured in ELLE Magazine; Motives Cosmetics Gel Liner in Little Black Dress (you can purchase Motives Cosmetics HERE =])
Note: If you want to make you eyes look bigger; line the entire top lash line.
If you want to make you eyes look smaller and longer; line the top lash line starting from the middle of the eye. Do not line the inner half of the top lash line or try lining it very thinly if you want to achieve an enlarging effect.


Step H (FINAL STEPP YAYY!! =]):

*Curl and apply your favourite waterproof mascara or even apply false lashes if you wish to but I didn't.
*I used my a lash curler that came in a Clinique past Gift-With-Purchase promotion and used 2 coats of Motives Lustrafy Waterproof Mascara

FINAL LOOK =]
On the rest of my face:
-MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC30
-Maybelline Mousse Concealer in Medium for under my eye
(now discontinued =[ )
-MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in C4
-Makeup Forever HD Finishing Powder
-Annabelle's Eyebrown pencil in Black
-ELF's Blush and Bronzing duo
-EOS orignal stick lipbalm in vanilla
-Lancome's Color Design Natural Beauty Cream Lipstick
-ELF's Mineral Lipgloss in Pageant Princess


I love this bun! SAD that I chop of mu hair and can't do this anymore, but it's ok it will grow back real soon =D

Hope this was helpful, feel free to use the products you already have, you do not have to use exactly what I've used =].

Please let me know if you would like my future tutorials to include step by step pictures of where I applied the product and how it looks after each step like I did in this post(very good visual for you guys but very time consuming for me =[, it's ok thought =]) or would you rather just see a picture of the final look and a description of how I did it (much easier for me to do but not so helpful for you guys I think)?

Anyways school starts in two days for me =[ boooo but excited that it's my LAST semester of University yay! =D. I think this simple, soft, natural eye look is very suitable for school as well =].







Have yourself a wonderful day! Talk soon =]
Alx s2

54 comments:

MissTwist said...

awe so beautiful! I love it!

The Sneakerette said...

Great tut, girl! You look sooo pretty! :D

mizzsandychau said...

Love the eyes alx! so pretty! i love how you had step by step photos =) and that bun! <3 i can never do perfect buns, even if i buy those different bun maker thingies, my hair is always too thin for it

Hunter87 said...

Very pretty!!
~Jazmin

Jessy said...

great too see u are posting again~~~i luv the look...im like soo into neutral/natural looks recently this is perfect~~~~


Jessy

Nic Nic said...

a beautiful smokey! you look gorgeous there :) happy new year!

Mara said...

I love your 1st pic. The lipstick you have on is perfectly suited for your skintone. You should do a brow tutorial. I love how you shape them.

*MoNtseR GiRl* said...

Wow this is gorgeous Alex:D your so pretty! Love the bun too it's really cute.
The step by step pictures are helpful, great idea!
And yay last semester. :D :D

Meredith Jessica said...

Definitely sharing this with a ton of my friends. Great post!

wickeRmoss said...

so pretty babe! love the side swept hairstyle

Cindii said...

Beautiful!

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Maryam Maquillage said...

this is amazing ALX!!! you should definitely do more makeup tutorials as this is one of my fave posts from you!! You are sooooooo HOT!!!

lizchewy said...

You look so pretty!! I love how detailed you are with the tutorial!!

Good luck with uni dear!! Last semester can get a little intense.

xoxo
Lizzo

chewylove.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

soo pretty! you are gorgeous!<3
I've been looking for simple makeup tutorials to get me started with using makeup:)
thank you for sharing!

suki pooki said...

Hey Alex!!! Im glad you're doing well and happy belated new years! hahaha Don't be jealous dear because Im jealous of your make up skills! I have no idea how to apply much of anything >< and I would never go near eye shadow!

Oh and talk about an intense new years! Im glad you two made it!!! So sweet! haha and dear you look gorgeous without makeup!

Diane said...

awww you are so pretttyyy alex!
really love your innocent look! your eyes lovely!

Diane said...

awww you are so pretttyyy alex!
really love your innocent look! your eyes lovely!

shortylegsbeauty said...

What a beautiful look :)
You are so adorable Alex :)
I wish that I would have some time these days to put on eye shadows but I only have the time to put on mascara and eyeliner :/ oh well I guess that is alright too :)

Take care sweetie
hugs

Karen Law said...

Hi Alx! Thanks for dropping by at my blog and for saying hi :)
That's a great picture tutorial you did and I love how detailed you were in the products you used in each step. I love how you put your hair up in a bun in the last picture - it looks so polished and you look so pretty!

Adriana said...

You're so pretty! Love this look!

Rinny said...

You look so pretty Alx! The smokey eye look really suits you ^^ And thanks for the great tutorial btw - I'm such a noob when it comes to doing smokey eye looks :P your tutorial is very easy to follow!

Paula Yang said...

You are just simply gorgeous ! C: I love your review on the eyes! Omg , it's so shinyyyy. The bun is adorable too. I just can't make my bun good looking like yours ahaha.

Lyosha said...

great tutoral! love it! and you look very pretty!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

ThisIsAlx said...

THANK YOU, GORGEOUS GIRLS!!! love u alll!! ^^

Plumi ~ said...

I love it, such a natural look! :P xxx

Eugenia said...

Very pretty look!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I have to ask - do you use false lashes? Your lashes look so nice!!!

ThisIsAlx said...

Hey Rainy Days and Lattes, thank you so much for the complement. I didn't use false lashes in this look, the mascara I used helped a ton!! I never knew my lashes can look like that until I tried this mascara!! Love it!! =]

Alx

Rina said...

again, gorgeous! love ur blog and ur posts xoxo

Rina said...

ps. seeing ur smokey eye looks im now inspired to do one as well.. i really havent worn a classic smokey eye in like forever. thanks for the inspiration :D

Mui Stylelicious said...

I love this make up so muuuuuuuuuch!!!! <3

Sweetie_CO said...

Thanks for the sharing, ThisIsAlx!

I would like to know if you ever tried the eyelid tapes? as I read here http://www.eyelidtapes.com/ these tapes can make real magic with the eyelids. I haven't tried them personally, so, it would be great to hear the opinion of a person, who has tried.

ThisIsAlx said...

Hi Sweetie_CO!

I personally have not tried eyelid tapes on myself but I do use it on my clients. I find the double sided tapes the best because they are hidden away rather then the single sided tape where it is just places on top of the eyelid which is usually visible. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions! =)

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