Apr 23, 2009

Smoky & Silver Eyes

The other day I actually became curious enough to let a Chanel beauty expert apply the smoky-eye look on me. Previously, when I tried to manage the look by myself, I sometimes ended up looking a little panda-ish. It's a great look for an evening out when I am trying to look exotic but in the daytime? Hm.... this is a new concept to me.

So the lesson I have learned from the expert is to apply sparingly for a daytime look. First, apply silver shadow on lids to create a slight smoke effect. Instead of heavy liner, use black or dark grey eye shadow in its place for a softer look by applying as close to the lash line as possible. To add contour and depth, just apply a little black shadow at the end and work inward toward the center of eye. Blend, blend and more blending.... To finish up, a touch of white highlight is added on the brow bone. Of course, a gal shouldn't leave the house without a coat of mascara to show off her long beautiful lashes. Viola, I got a lesson on smoky eye look for day time. I will try to do this myself again and will post a picture update. How do you feel about the smoky-eye look?

Chanel shadow $56
Chanel liner $45
Chanel mascara $30

image: chanel.com


  1. I love smoky make up! So sexy!


  2. I'm so not talented at applying make-up...I usually end up looking funny, so I take it off.:) Maybe you'll do a tutorial if you have the time.

  3. Sounds cool--I've gotta try it.

  4. Great Tips! I tend to do the smokey eye all the time ...it just suits my eyes the best ...however, I do darken it up for night time.

  5. you can never go wrong with a smoky eye!


  6. The makeup is waaaay to expensive, however, during the day I'd say less makeup is more and at night you can really go wild with it.

  7. I love the smokey eye, SG. And I agree with you, for a daytime look it's best to use lighter shades of grey.

  8. ooooooh, please post...would love to see it on you!


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