My previous blog was about my neutral eye shadow palette (click here to read it), and I find it only fitting to talk about my smoky eye palette.
This is a personalized palette of Laura Mercier products that I have been using as long as I can remember. I have used these colors on a lot of fashion shows or on private clients for the entire length of my career.
I personally chose these eye colors from the Laura Mercier line and popped it into her 3-well Custom Compact.
The colors are:
Luster Eye Colour in Celestial, a shimmery gun metal grey color.
Matte Eye Colour in Noir, a deep black color.
Caviar Cake Eye Liner in Noir (It is now discontinued to my absolute horror!).
In a nutshell, when I am creating a classic smoky eye, I apply Noir all over the lids and blend it beyond the socket line. I gradually intensify the color by carefully “building it up” in the upper and lower lash lines. I also add more definition on the socket line by slowly adding the Noir eye shadow. If necessary, to soften the look, I use the color Truffle (click here to see my neutral eye shadow palette) to diffuse the blackness of the eye shadow.
I line the entire upper and lower lash with the water activated cake eye liner. This is to further give the eyes a smokier appearance. I blend it upwards and outwards when it is 70% dry.
If needed, to add a pop of color, I dab a but of Celestial on the lids or in the inner corner of the eyes.
If I want to intensify the smokyness, I’d use Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner in Black Ink along the upper lash line. Click here to read my experience with that product.
I finish the look with some mascara and/or false eyelashes.
Here’s a look I created using this palette.
I also used this palette in creating this short video about wearing smoky eyes with light, red and dark lips.
For more information about the cost of the eye shadows and the 3-well palette, click here to be brought to my previous blog.
Let me say that the products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.
This blog is not sponsored. The products that are shown here are the products that I always use, love and live by.
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