Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Navy Smokey Eye with LORAC Pro 2 Palette

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to share some photos of a look I did recently using the new LORAC Pro 2 Palette. I have reviewed this palette here on my blog and also on my Youtube channel. To watch that video click here. The other day I decided to create a really dark and dramatic smokey eye which I hardly ever wear and thought the Pro 2 palette was perfect for this. I knew quickly I'd create a look using the navy eyeshadow from this palette because it's gorgeous!

::Here are the details on how to recreate this look::

*Apply a primer to prevent creasing (only if your oily)

Step1: With a flat and dense eyeshadow brush (one that you use for packing on color), apply the "Navy" eyeshadow onto the lids. Stay below the crease with this color. The "Navy" eyeshadow does stain so once applied, move quickly and blend fast.
(Tip** when using darker eyeshadows like the one in this look, keep a fan brush or a q-tip with concealer nearby to clean up any fall out in the under eye area).

Step2: Apply "Nectar" (matte peach) mixed with "Lt. Brown" (matte light tan) in the crease with a fluffy crease brush. You can apply enough to create some depth and dimension to the eye or go a bit darker for a more full on smokey look...totally your preference here.

Step3: Apply "Buff" (matte cream) as your brow highlight.

Step4: Apply "Beige" (shimmery champagne) as your inner corner highlight.

Step5: Add your eyeliner and lots of mascara to finish the look.
For this look, I kept the liner super thin close the to the root of my eyelashes, added 2 coats of mascara and then applied Ardell "wispies" false eyelashes for extra glam. Falsies aren't necessary if you have thick and long eyelashes. If your lashes are thin and short, I'd suggest wearing a full strip lash or even accent lashes for definition. Dark eyeshadows can make lashes look thinner and shorter than they actually are.

*my lower lash line is bare with only mascara to define my lower lashes. This helps keep the eyes looking bright and bigger.

 I hope this quick tutorial was helpful if you have this palette or if you are wanting to do a smokey eye for the weekend. As you can see it's pretty easy to recreate this look. Dark eyeshadows can seem a bit intimidating but if you use this technique, you'll enjoy wearing darker colors.

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