Launching (very late) today is a series I’m hoping to keep doing for a long time: Lazy Girl Makeup! It’s basically a post every two weeks in which I share with you my lazy ways. Here, for example, is a one-shadow smokey eye look. I did a similar look last year, which you can find here.
- The main difference with this look and the old one is that I used a kohl/creamy pencil first. Draw a messy, rich line near your lash line. Don’t worry if it’s not neat!
- Smudge dat liner. I used the e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” Brush, which if I’m not mistaken, is really made for a smokey eye.
- Pat on your chosen shadow (here, Le Métier de Beauté’s Midnight Sky, which is a deep sapphire-navy) all over the lid, going over the crease a tiny, tiny bit. Again. Don’t worry if it’s not neat.
- Use a clean blending brush (here, the MAC 217) to blend all of the edges and haze the shadow out.
- Apply the same liner on the lower lash line.
- Smudge it out with your chosen eyeshadow.
- And yer done! At this point, you can curl your lashes and add mascara, but I am truly lazy and opted not to.
As far as I know, a traditional smoky eye is most pigmented along the lash line, and the color just sort of hazes up in a smokey~ way up towards the crease/brow bone. You can pretty much do this technique with any color you could possibly want. The eyeliner I used isn’t even black—just dark enough.
Rest of the makeup: Graymelin CC Base Cream*, K-Palette Cover Control 0 Kuma Concealer (Type 2), Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Pressed Powder (Shade 2), The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02), Illamasqua Cream Blush (Promise), Pixy Silky Fit Lipstick (Autumn Apricot)*
This is a pretty handy technique if you’re not so confident with your eye makeup skills just yet—just basically pat then blend out! If you want, you can also use a transition shade to help blend out the edges.
What would you want to see next on Lazy Girl Makeup?