Smoky Eye Friday is no more. Oh, I love a smoky eye and no doubt will continue to do a ton of them for you, but it’s so limiting to only have one way to create a look! So nothing has really changed, just a new name for an old series.
I have another eye look from Neutrogena today, the Romantic eye look by Amy Oresman, using their new Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadow + Built In Primer quads in Classic Nude, along with their amazing Crease-Proof Eyeshadow in Lasting Taupe. I really love this look, and it’s easier to do than you might think.
How to Re-create Neutrogena’s Romantic Eye Look
- Start with Crease Proof Eyeshadow in Lasting Taupe over the entire lid and crease. Blend in. This makes a solid primer, and helps powders from creasing.
- Load an angled shader brush and pat on the second shadow in the Classic Nude palette. Blend well into the crease.
- Using a domed shader or a large fluffy shader brush, brush on the third shadow (second darkest of the palette) into the crease all the way across the eye. Over exaggerate this shade, making sure you go a bit above the crease. This is a buildable shade, so you can make this as dark or as light as you want it.
- Using the fourth shade (the darkest) create a v-shape on the outer portion of the eye. Blend this in well with a blending brush.
- Go back to your third shadow and blend more color above the v-shape on the eye. Make sure to blend this in with the dark shade.
- Go back and forth on those two shades until you have the darkness that you want.
- Using the lightest shade (the first shade in the palette) and an angled blender brush, highlight the area above the half moon crescent on the brow bone right underneath the brow. This lightly shimmering shade makes an excellent highlighter.
- I also blended some of the highlighting shade into the inner corner of my eye.
- Wet an small angled brush with water (or makeup setting spray – this helps keep the shadow looking bold) and dip into the darkest shade and line the bottom lash line.
- You can bring this line all the way into the corner of the eye or stop somewhere in the middle to accentuate the v-shape of the shadow.
- Smudge this line if you like for softness.
- Using that same angled brush, wet again and dip into the third shadow (second darkest of the palette) and line the upper lash line.
- Using the Healthy Lengths Mascara, apply two to three coats of mascara, making sure to begin right at the roots of the lash, wiggling back and forth two or three times, then dragging the brush through the lashes. This can give you a bit of tightlining on that upper lash line.
These quads are really versatile – using them wet as a liner works exceptionally well, so if you find yourself without an eyeliner on hand, these shadows will fill in nicely.
Next Friday, I will recreate the last in the series, the Natural Eye Look.
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