On my wedding day, I was sitting in front of the mirror to look my best as it was my most special day, my make up artist makes a quick comment to me. “How small and inset are your eyes? I have no canvas to paint on.” I was not upset but kinda worried if she has goofed up and trying to play safe. But not really she did an amazing job. I will share my pics with you all at the end of the post.
Yes I have eyes like droopy, hooded and inset. So they tend to look smaller than the proportion to my face. Smokey eyes look best on large eyes. But I like that look. Another practical problem with Smokey eyes us that they don’t really go well for casual sporting. Either you have to be attending an important function or you need to be a model / celebrity who walks with the same makeup even while grocery shopping.
So I made my own version of simple, practical semi-smokey eyes for hooded eyes. And here is how I do it. Hope you like it.
Here is the clean canvas. M wearing Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and Clinique CC Cream on the face.
See how hooded my eyes are. They almost fall on my eye lids. Lol.
Step 1 – Apply a light color eye shadow at the center of your eyelid. It important that the color is light reflecting else hooded eyes tend to look more inset.
Here I am using Suspect from Naked 2 Palette. Brush Flat brush Naked 2
Step 2 – Apply a lighter shade or a highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes. This will help your eyes open up.
Here I have used Bootycall from Naked 2 palette. Flat brush from Naked 2.
Step 3 – Take a darker shade and apply in the outer corner into the groove This creates depth and makes your eyes pooping out a little.
NOTE: Here wear the dark color slightly outside the groove on the bone. Coz it make not been seen in hooded eyes.
Here I have used Busted from Naked 2 Palette. Brush , fluffy brush from Naked 2.
Stop check 1 – Here is how it should look.
Step 4 – Kohl the lower water line and the upper lash line.
Here I have used Lakme Eyeconic Kohl.
Step 5 – Apply black liquid liner on the eyelids very close to the top lash line and outer corner ‘V’. NOTE: Since these are practical smokey eyes I have kept the drama away and drew thin eyeliner. I have not extended the liner to the lower inner corner as it tends to make the eyes look smaller. I have restricted it to outer ‘V’ only.
Here I have used Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid eyeliner in black.
Step 6 – Curler your eyelashes and apply load and loads of Mascara.
Stop check – 2 Here is how it should look.
Step 7 – Final step. Take some black eye shadow and matte out the glossy liquid eyeliner. This will soften the harsh lines of the liner and give the light smokey look.
Here I have used Blackout from Naked 2 palette. Brush Lakme Absolute Eye Shader brush.
Final Stop check: Here is how it should look.
In Yellow light:
PS: I have to confess. Hail the blush queen!! Zeeeee…sorry I forgot to wear a blush
Here is my wedding reception pic as promised.