We thought that we had seen every type of smokey eye variation there is until Joan Smalls rocked up at the CFDA Awards with a full on ‘Denim’ smokey eye. Her simple style halter neck dress guaranteed you could spot her eyes from a mile away.
We have some top tips to help you achieve this look:
Eye makeup first
Remember when creating your look that any eye shadow can fall onto your cheeks which could ruin your finished look. Working on your base after your eye makeup means that it isn’t the end of the world if you mess up. Craft your lids and then sharpen the edges with tinted moisturiser and concealer before perfecting the rest of your face.
When you want to create an exaggerated shape it is important that you start close to your lashes and then use the excess product on your brush to work the shape outwards.
Use more than one shade
By using more than one shade you will achieve a look that is more dimensional. Having created your shape with liner, select two or three navy jewel tones. Take a deep navy, a jewel navy, and a silver toned navy. Press each one onto the lid making sure you keep the crease and above clean for a modern finish.
Add some contrast
Having worked in the navy you can now define the inner eye with an azure shade. Follow this with navy mascara which will actually look black in some lights.
To really make your makeup stand out slick all of your hair back into a ponytail, really making your face the sole focus.Learn how to create this beautiful, sleek, high pony tail – finished to perfection – on our Online Hair Up Course
Make it your own look
If you feel like you can’t pull this look off then consider trying navy liner which actually suits everyone. Apply navy liner to your top and bottom lashes and then apply lashings of navy mascara.