Saturday, March 19, 2011

Black and Shimmery nude smokey eye, part 1 and 2






My friend Khyla is getting married this summer and she asked if I could create a smokey eye make-up tutorial for her wedding.This is the look I came up with, which in my opinion is elegant, dramatic yet soft and feminine.Khyla I hope you like this look! =)


COLORS:
A SHIMMERY NUDE- E.L.F. MINERAL SHADOW IN "TRENDY"
MATTE BLACK- BH COSMETICS 120 COLORS PALETTE #2
MATTE NUDE- COASTAL SCENTS 88 COLORS SHADOW PALETTE
MATTE WHITE- BH COSMETICS 120 COLORS PALETTE #2
BLACK PENCIL EYELINER- L'OREAL'S HIP
PEN EYELINER- E.L.F. EYELINER PEN
WHITE PENCIL EYELINER- E.L.F. EYE WIDENER IN WHITE

BLUSH- * A ROSY PINK*- COVERGIRL'S INSTANT CHEEKS IN ROSE

LIPS:* A NATURAL LIP TONE*- RIMMEL'S LIP PENCIL IN "NATURAL"
l'OREAL'S GLAM SHINE IN "GODDESS" LIP COLOR

TOOLS:
PENCIL BRUSH
MED EYESHADOW BRUSH
SMALL DETAIL BRUSH
SMALL EYESHADOW BRUSH
FLUFFY BLENDING BRUSH





61 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! thank you so much for making this just for me! you're the best! i love you Lynn! wish you could make it to the wedding but i know you have your hands full lol i'll send an invitation to you anyways that way you know you're in my thoughts and in my heart always! love you lady! (who knows maybe you can start making videos on how to color hair cause im thinking of hot pink or purple!) lol

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  2. Saw this on pinterest and I just have to say that you are adorable - and very talented. Your explanations made so much more sense to me than the nonsense I've been shown before!

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  3. I saw this on Pinterest also and I can't wait to go home and try out a smoky eye! Thanks so much for sharing! =)

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  4. Saw it on Pinterest. Nice job! Beautiful eye makeup!

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  5. Saw this on Pinterest, thank you for sharing, you are very thorough with your teaching and patient with us beginners! :)

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  6. I am so glad to see someone else with brown eyes do the smokey eye look. It seems like everyone is blue eyed blond and the colors they use are just wrong on me. Thank you so much!

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  7. Beautiful look!!! I have a question though. For some reason, every time I try to line my lower waterline, it makes me look totally weird! I think it is so stunning and I wish I could pull it off, but for some reason it just looks freaky on me. Is there some secret trick I am missing? I do it just like you show on the video... :(

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    1. when you line the waterline, just asure that you also darken the outer lower corner of you eye as well so it won't make your eye look funny...I think I did do it in the video...lining the outer lower corner adds balance ;)

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  8. you are pretty famous on Pinterest, I can't count how many times i've seen this link!! Gorgeous!!

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  9. OMG, again, saw on pinterest and its the best smokey eye I have seen.

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  10. Saw on pinterest and I loved the tips! Question though: any recommendations for Eye Primers/Concealers?

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    1. I have a GOOD ONE called Glorious by Younique! 100% natural you can use it for eye and face! you can find it at www.youniqueproducts.com/SandeeRBallestrasse

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  11. Thanks for sharing. LOVE THIS!!

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  12. Love your site and videos....thought might like to check out a new makeup company on Etsy called Pollen Cosmetics. It's new to Etsy, owner is Lindsey Garcia. She has researched her product for a year and looks very promising. You can find her on Facebook also under Pollen Cosmetics. Thank you, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I will check her out! =)

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  13. I found your blog via Pinterest & I LOVE this tutorial! I featured a pin from this tutorial on my blog as a fave here: http://www.pinfluence.com/2011/11/26/saturday-stumbles-11-26-11/

    I'm going to be recreating this look & I will update when I do. :)

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  14. 36th Avenue shared your blog post! Loved watching the video..you are beautiful....I will be sharing this with my daughter! Thanks for posting!

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  15. Also saw this on pinterest (which is pretty much the best thing since facebook) and love it! You are gorgeous and you make this look seem so simple, please keep it up. I am definitely trying this friday night! Thanks xox

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  16. Great tutorial. I especially love that you used regular makeup. Not something thats costly, but stuff anyone can buy at the drugstore. Saw you on pinterest, too!

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  17. I also just saw your photos on Pinterest and quickly became a fan! I've got my mirror out next to my computer and trying to duplicate your work. I was so happy to see your eyebrow tutorials too. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  18. I had a question about lining the waterline...first of all thank you for all the wonderful comments!!! there is a trick to making sure your eyes don't look tiny when lining the waterline...I suggest lining the outer,lower part of your eye as well, this will make your eyes look bigger and more complete...I hope this is helpful =)

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  19. I use E.L.F. primers and concealers, they are very inexpensive and do the job =)

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  20. great tutorial! Looking forward to trying this look tomorrow. you are cute as a button!

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  21. I can't believe how much I learned from watching your tutorial! There were lots of little tricks that are simple enough, but I doubt I would have figured them out on my own. I can't wait to try this!

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  22. Hi love the look! What brand of eye shadows are you using. Did not recognize the abreviations. Thank you susan

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    1. I used a mineral eyeshadow from eyeslipsface.com
      and an eyeshadow palette from Bhcosmetics.com
      you can also find E.L.F. or eyeslipsface at Target...Bh cosmetics however, is only sold online....I hope this helps =)

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  23. omg can you just come and do my eyes everyday!

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  24. GREAT tutorial!!! I'm addicted!!!

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  25. I always loved the smokey eye look. But I have one question....what kind of brushes do you use. I would love to know...

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    1. I used some brushes I got from the school I studied with...but Coastalscents.com sells good quality and inexpensive brushes...I used their brushes as well =)

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  26. This smokey eye is really gorgeous, can't wait to try it out...Kudos!

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  27. I followed your tutorial and did this style eye make up for New Years Eve...my boyfriend said, "WOW...you look beautiful!" THANK YOU!!!

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  28. Thanks! Love this look. I'm going to try and see if I can make it work. :)

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  29. I am such a makeup novice but have a formal charity event to go to. THANK YOU for saving me and putting up this tutorial. I've practiced a few times now and it looks AWESOME- like the professionally applied makeup I had done for my wedding. Thanks for making it so easy and BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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    1. I am extremely happy to know this look worked out for you!!! It is my hope that my looks and tutorials will inspire and I hope to create looks that are beautiful yet not complicated! thank you for letting me know you used this look!

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  30. Beautiful smokey eye! The videos are super helpful too.

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  31. Great tutorial! Thanks a lot! xo from Argentina!

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  32. Thank you everyone for the very kind and sweet comments!!! I am very happy that this look has been helpful! I hope to create more wearable, beautiful and easy to re-create looks for you all!! =)

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  33. This is wonderful and such a beautiful look! I'm going to try it for the wedding I'm in this weekend! Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to future videos from you!

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  34. Absolutely amazing!! Always wondered how to get this look and now I know! It works perfect for me too.

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  35. I saw this on Pinterest and LOVE IT!!! I'm going to go home and try it! I hope it comes out perfect lik

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  36. Amazing everyone found you on pinterest, I found you on stumbleupon.com on this website the 36th avenue. Pretty cool. :) I also saw your blue smokey eye turorial and it was pretty amazing

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  37. You rock lady!! This video helped so much! Yeah!! I can finally do the smokey eye look!! :)

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  38. gorgeous and simple . a great combination . thanks

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  39. Your tutorial's explained very well and i really am excited to try this...thanks so much!! hope u post more turtorials..:)

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  40. I was curious if there is a shimmery nude eyeshadow substitute at the stores, that can be used if the E.L.F. Trendy can't be found?

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  41. I'm the mother of the groom next weekend. You just helped me immensely. I've always wanted to learn to do this smokey eye. Thank you foe a very well done instructional video. I appreciate it.

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  42. Thank you for the great tutorial!!! I will try it for a wedding that I am going to this Saturday.

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    1. You are welcome! I am very glad my tutorial is useful to you! Have fun this Saturday! =)

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  43. Thank you for sharing your tips it was great!!! http://www.inspire-by-god.com

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  44. What a sweetie!!! Thanks so much for that great tutorial :)

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  45. Ok This might be a silly question but what do u mean w Palatte # 2?

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  46. Thank you!!! Lovely eye make up, great tutorial! Lovely you! Greetings from Mexico city!

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  47. That was so very helpful. I need to pick 2 items you made mention of that I don't own then I am ready to t get started. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Your very GOOD at what you do! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. The smokey eye look is still very popular and it looks fantastic when done correctly. If not done well, it can look like you have 2 black eyes, and no one wants that effect! The smokey eye is sexy and dramatic and alluring. There are many, many tutorials out there that provide step by step instructions on achieving the perfect smokey eye look. In an effort to save you time and any eye makeup disasters .. http://deadseaproductstore.com

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