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. â€œHow small and inset are your eyes? I have no canvas to paint on.â€ 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 donâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ Kohl the lower water line and the upper lash line.
Here I have used Lakme Eyeconic Kohl.
Step 5 â€“ Apply black liquid liner on the eyelids very close to the top lash line and outer corner â€˜Vâ€™. 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 outerÂ â€˜Vâ€™ only.
Here I have used Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid eyeliner in black.
Step 6 â€“ Curler your eyelashes and apply load and loads of Mascara.
Stop check â€“ 2 Here is how it should look.
Step 7 â€“ 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.