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San Francisco, Day Two: Layer Up
Saved 4/09/08 to Beauty Product Junkies

Smokey Eye Breakdown- Photos Included



Start with a bare eye and a thick line, I used Bobbi's Graphite Shimmer Ink Gel Liner.
Start with a bare eye and a thick line, I used Bobbi's Graphite Shimmer Ink Gel Liner.


Use a darker color from the lash line up to your eye's natural crease, Jane Iredale's Dusk shown. Using something with a shimmer is better, much easier to blend. Using a flat grey shadow, I smudged the liner upwards and then lined all around my eye connec
Use a darker color from the lash line up to your eye's natural crease, Jane Iredale's Dusk shown. Using something with a shimmer is better, much easier to blend. Using a flat grey shadow, I smudged the liner upwards and then lined all around my eye.


I used a black pencil to tight-line my upper lid and rim my lower lid too, again meeting at the inside corner of my eye. The look is more polished and easier to pull off when the lines meet and there are no 'loose ends.' Use a non-shimmer flash toned shad
I used a black pencil to tight-line my upper lid and rim my lower lid too, again meeting at the inside corner of my eye. The look is more polished and easier to pull off when the lines meet and there are no 'loose ends.'

Additional tips:

- Use a waterproof mascara, this isn't the time for your mascara to run making a total mess of it all.

- If you tend to have dark circles, make sure you're using enough concealer (mix with a little eye cream) so they don't appear darker next to the added color of the shadows. If you're really dark around your eyes, nix a purple hue and go for a grey instead so it doesn't amplify them.

- Set the under eye area with a little powder just to lock it all in and you are ready to go!

Coco-Aylese Coco-Aylese 6 years 22 weeks
thanks for the tips~!!
areidz areidz 6 years 23 weeks
It's really nice! Thank you for the step-by-step run through.
girrly girrly 6 years 23 weeks
That looks great. It's not too drastic which I like. Most celebs have their makeup artists pile it on!
Miss-Tat Miss-Tat 6 years 23 weeks
so, so, so pretty~!!!! I love it.
Miss-Tat Miss-Tat 6 years 23 weeks
so, so, so pretty~!!!! I love it.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 6 years 23 weeks
Great post, thanks for sharing! :)
wren1 wren1 6 years 23 weeks
Thanks! You really make it look easy :)
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 23 weeks
You are fab, thanks for the tips.
sofi sofi 6 years 23 weeks
That is so pretty (and you make it look so easy). I love my Bobbi Brown Graphite gel liner.
RosaFeuille RosaFeuille 6 years 23 weeks
Even though you're suppost to wear this out at night, I'd use it for day, with a nude lip and brown eyeshadows instead of gray
rgrl rgrl 6 years 23 weeks
LOve it! It's not too dramatic, perfect for "real" life.
suebree96 suebree96 6 years 23 weeks
You have such gorgeous eyes!!! Thank you for posting this. I am all about the smokey eye, but have never been good when I have attempted it. I am going to try this.
cg2003 cg2003 6 years 23 weeks
it does look good. you make it easy
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 6 years 23 weeks
That looks beautiful!
Lala77 Lala77 6 years 23 weeks
Thanks so much for the great tips :)
JennaV JennaV 6 years 23 weeks
That looks REALLY good! Great step by step pics and tips, too.
AngelDreams AngelDreams 6 years 23 weeks
Great