Hello readers, welcome back to my blog!! I recently posted a makeup look on Instagram of a look a did for my boyfriend’s birthday! I loved the way it turned out so I figured I would do a quick post on the details of the eyes in case anyone was interested in the products as well as the technique I used to achieve it. I always find myself gravitating to more natural warm toned eye looks- so I was definitely straying away from my go-to look; however, I was very pleased with how it turned out! If you’re interested in seeing how I created this dark chocolate smokey eye, please keep reading!
For this look, I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, which can be purchased at Sephora and Ulta.
To prep the eyes for the shadow, I went in with my Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, and then added a light wash of translucent powder to set the primer in place.
To start of the look, I took the shade “Salted Caramel”, a warm camel brown, on a Sigma E35 Blending Brush and added that back and forth right above my crease, all the way from outer corner to inner corner.
To deepen up the look, I took “Semi-Sweet” which is a true brown, on a Luxie 229 Blending Brush, which is a bit more dense and narrow than the Sigma E35, and blended that into the crease, right below where I placed “Salted Caramel”.
I then applied “Cherry Cordial” which is a rich brown with a deep purple undertone, all over the eyelid on a Sigma E55 Flat Brush and generously packed the colour all over the lid and stopped it right where the shade “Semi-Sweet” started.
To blend the shades together, I went back in with the Luxie 229 and picked up both “Semi-Sweet” and “Milk Chocolate” and blended both of those above the “Cherry Cordial” to create a seamless blend and gradient effect.
For the lower lash line, I took a mix of “Salted Caramel”, “Semi-Sweet” and “Cherry Cordial” and applied those along the lower lash line with a Real Techniques Detailer Brush.
For the water line I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil in the shade “Base 1” to open up the eyes.
For lashes, I used my Kiss Lashes in the style, “Poise”, which are a very natural wispy lash.
And that completes the entire eye look! I chose not to include any of the complexion details as nothing has changed much from my routine- if you do have any questions feel free to comment below and please check out my Instagram account for updates and details! https://www.instagram.com/glambysam_/ Thank you for taking the time today to read this post, I hope you enjoyed!
Talk to you soon! Xx