Cooking the perfect soufflé, meeting the parents and mastering a smokey eye can all be intimidating.
The latter, at least, is not impossible.
The insider secret? Blend, blend and yep, you guessed it, blend.
Here, MAC Cosmetic’s Senior Artist Nicole Thompson – who created this look on Gritty Pretty editor Eleanor Pendleton (photographed by the talented Justin Ridler and paint work by the equally talented artist, Stephanie Lopes) – reveals how a fluffy eye shadow brush will be your new best friend when recreating this smouldering smokey eye style.
To start, apply MAC Cosmetics Kohl Pencil in Feline along the eye’s bottom waterline and squeeze the eyes together to transfer the liner to the top waterline.
Next, gently apply the pencil between the base of the top and bottom lashes.
For a seriously smokey look, apply MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Carbon onto the upper eye lid using MAC Cosmetics #219 Brush. Using the tip of the brush, drag the eye shadow out creating an elongated wing rather than a flick. Then, blend using MAC Cosmetics #217 Brush in a back and forth windscreen wiper motion. Repeat along the lower lash line.
Apply MAC Cosmetics #6 Lash before coating lashes with a lengthening black mascara.
To complete the look, brush brows and slick MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Velvet Teddy onto lips.
Tell us, what do you think of this sexy makeup look?