Friday, February 15, 2008

When Smoky Eyes Aren’t Smoky

Smoky eyes when overdone can sometimes become overpowering as in the case of Hayden Panettiere and Sharon Stone, see here sporting smoky eyes some might call raccoon eyes.

To avoid this look make sure to only apply eyeshadow onto the eyelid and blend into the crease of eye so that the color is slightly above the crease. Do not apply a dark color into the corner of eye and high above the crease as seen here on Sharon Stone. Instead use a lighter shade and blend with the darker color for a more polished look.

Avoid heavy thick eyeliner around the entire eye. Instead line the eyes so that the outer part of the eye is thickest and becomes more tapered as you get closer to the inner corner of eye, as seen here below on Hilary Duff.

If you’re using a Gel eyeliner or pencil to line the eyes you can set the color with an eyeshadow of the same color or a lighter shade. This will also soften the line and give the eyes a more sultry look. Not sure where to place the color? Having trouble trying to get the smoky eye look? Check out Beth’s Get in Line Eyeliner & Stencil Kit designed to help create smoky eyes with ease.



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