Wedding Makeup - The Smokey Eye
Wedding makeup is traditionally kept simple - a light eye shadow with rosy cheeks and a lip color of your choice. Many people believe that too much eye makeup looks bad in wedding photos. However, recently more and more brides are leaning toward smokey eyes.
This season, smokey eyes in jewel tones, particular purples, are extremely popular for brides. To create the perfect smokey eye, flawless blending is essential.
Here are the basic steps for creating smokey eyes:
Use a primer.
To keep eyeshadow from fading or melting on you wedding day, use an eye shadow primer. Cover the entire lid with a light coat of the primer product.
Line the upper lid.
Apply eye liner to the upper lash line. The line should be thicker in the middle of eye, thinning out toward the edges. Choose a purple, grey or black liner. Take your time and be very precise.
Line the lower lid.
Using a slightly lighter liner, line your bottom lashes. Instead of actual eyeliner, you can apply a line of eyeshadow and smudge it outward.
Apply the base color.
For a purple smokey eye, choose a base color such as gold or cream shimmer. Sweep the shadow over the lid and extend all the way to the browbone.
Add the darker color.
This is where the smoke comes in. Using your deep purple shadow and an eyeshadow brush, start applying the deep color at the lash line and blend upward. Blending the color into your lash line completely, so that your eyeliner disappears. Take your time and use sweeping strokes to cover the entire lid, stopping when your readh the crease. The dark color should never extend into or beyond the crease for the smokey eye.
Finish with mascara.
Choose a volumizing or lengthening formula of black waterproof mascara. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, then apply one coat of mascara. Curl the lashes again and apply a second coat. Use an eyelash come to separate the lashes and make your eyes really pop. Clean up any mistakes with a dab of makeup remover on a cotton swab.
Keep the rest of your makeup neutral.
With a smokey eye, you should keep the rest of your wedding day makeup very simple. A peach or rose colored blush applied to the apples of the cheeks and a light lip color are ideal.
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