Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Video Quick Tip #59 - October 5, 2010

Ever heard of Conor Leslie? You may not have yet, but she's definitely one to watch out for on the Hollywood scene!

This week Brett met with Conor for a photoshoot, and he taught her how to do a modern smokey eye using neutral shades. This is a great tip for those in the teen age bracket, or for those who don't like dark shades on their eyes.

For this diffused, natural smokey eye, you need a tight eyeshadow brush, MAC Teddy eye pencil and 3 MAC eyeshadows:
  • Cork - a muted golden brown
  • Honeylust - a bronze-dipped peach
  • Nylon - a pale gold with icy shimmer
- Take Cork, the darkest shade and create a "fishtail" shape around the eye. Create a sideways V from the crease of the lid above the iris of the eye to the outer corner of the eye and back along the top lashline to above the iris. Nodge out the color at the outer corner of the eye (creating the fishtail shape) and line the lower lash line as well.

- Wet your brush or add a drop of water to your Honeylust shadow and apply straight across the lid from the tearduct to the end, filling in the entire lower half of the lid to the crease. Once this shimmery shadow dries, it will look like a cream shadow, but with more staying power!

- Add Nylon to the inner tearduct and right under the brow bone - bring it to meet the Cork shade at the crease. Also apply overtop of the Cork on the lower lashline and a little bit over the Honeylust on the upper lashline.

- And for the finishing touch - take the MAC Teddy eye pencil and line the inside of the eyelid on the top and bottom lashline.

And that's it - a modern, dressed up eye without a ton of color!

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