Monday, November 26, 2012

Sex-Pot Eyes: Tutorial

Happy Monday All!

I hope you all had a great, holiday weekend. I spent mine with a dear group of friends who came to stay overnight. One such friend asked me to follow up last week's cat-eye tutorial with a smokey eye interpretation. So here it is!

Meet Emily. Emily is a big fan of liquid liner looks. But she wanted to amp up from cat-eye to smokey eye. So we decided to break it down together.
The first step was to clean up her eyebrows. Marking excess hairs for plucking and shaping is crucial to getting a groomed brow. And a groomed brow is the perfect frame for a smokey eye. I like to outline the intended shape by highlighting hairs to remove with concealer or a white pencil.
Once the hairs to remove were marked, we tweezed moderately and opened up her arch, creating a clean line to support the heavier makeup.
 Voila. Brows are shaped and makeup is ready to be applied.
 Place concealer all around under-eye area, as well as under and above lid, crease, and brow bone.
Blend into place and seal with loose powder.
Place cake or creme liner along lash-line as thickly as is necessary based on eye shape. (This will get blended out later).
Next, grab a creme shadow in a mid tone color and blend out from lash-line to crease, buffing your cat-eye out into the shadow. The darkest line should remain visible along the lash-line.
Blend a highlighter into the inner eye corners and center of lid. Add mascara to top and bottom lashes.
Blend in further depth by adding an accent color to the corners and crease area of the eye, as well as to the bottom of the lashline. I like using neutrals like golds, chocolates, plums and deep greens. For Emily, we added gold on her lid,  and sage green along her upper and lower lash-line to soften the original black.
Final product: A smokey and sophisticated eye for an evening out, using the original cat-eye as the makeup base. If you want to try this out, don't forget to enter my giveaway before the end of the month for a chance to win some primo makeup here!

With Love,

Noa B


  1. emily looks simply beautiful! :) i didn't know to use concealer around the whole eye. thanks for the tip NoaB.

    1. You're very welcome. Another tip: if you happen to have oily eyelids, opt for an eye primer as well, or a colored, creme shadow that doubles as one. You're smokey eye won't slide!

  2. Noa it was so amazing to be your blog subject and get all the tips from you on how to get sexy eyes. Thank you so much! I still have a long way to doing it myself but I'm inspired by this post and you!!!