Nudes have been a massive trend this summer, and I love playing around with all the nude tones. It’s the end of summer now and were quickly coming into autumn so I want to show you a look that I call ‘smokey nude’. It is a more dramatic play on the usual fresh faced nude look.
Any colour can be used to create a smoky eye, for this look I am going to use black, however this is a warm look so I will be using a bronze colour as a base. The first step is to apply kohl pencil eyeliner. Draw your line all around the eye; don’t worry if it is messy, as we want your eyes appear bigger with a smudged, smoky line. Then sweep the bronze coloured eye shadow all over your eyelid, into
the crease and above.
After this start to apply the black eye shadow from the outer crease of the eye inwards. Dab it on lightly with a medium sized brush until you have achieved a darkness you are happy with. I then go over my eyeliner with liquid eyeliner, which will help to set the dramatic black colour.
I apply my foundation as normal with a brush. I am then going to do the ‘baking’ technique, which I demonstrated in last month’s blog. When I have applied the concealer and powder I then leave the powder and concealer to set for approximately 10 minutes while continuing to apply the rest of my make-up. In this time I will apply eyebrow pencil, add mascara to my eyes and apply bronze eye shadow under my eyes using a detail brush.
When the 10 minutes are up I lightly brush away the excess powder to reveal an even complexion. I then apply bronzer to give a contoured sun kissed look. I am also using a light dusting of MAC’s Petal Power
blusher on the high cheeks.
As this is a nude look I am simply going to apply a clear lip-gloss. This will keep the look young and fresh.
Finally to add to the dramatic look I am applying individual false eyelashes. I love these as you can go as heavy or light as you want.
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