The smokey eye look is in style no matter what season it is, but this spring there’s a new Mineralogie eye shadow that is perfect for a fresh take on the smokey eye! The Spring 2014 Collection was just released earlier this week. The color featured in this look is Sugarcoated, a soft focus smokey silver eye shadow. It’s not overly dark, like your typical smokey eye, but it’s also not too light to pull off the smokey look. It has a sheen and shimmer to it, which gives it dimension all on its own. In this look, Sugarcoated is combined with a fun double winged liner. Here are the steps to get this look!
-Apply Lux Crème Eye Shadow in Rose Quartz, starting at the lash line for the most impact of color, then smudge it up the center of the eye lid. Diffuse the edges with a Blending Brush. This is important because you want your powder eye shadow to blend seamlessly over your cream eye shadow. Powder will mimic everything the cream does, so if you have harsh edges of cream, your powder will also have harsh edges.
-Take the Square Detail Brush and press Sugarcoated eye shadow onto your eye lid. This brush will give you high impact color because it’s condensed, so you can build up the shadow to the depth you want it to be, layer by layer.
-Then use the Blending Brush to apply an eye shadow color that is close to your skin tone (something like Wheat or even Barcelona Bronze). Take that through the crease and soften it. This gives the Sugarcoated something to blend into without adding color. It has to be a color that matches your skin tone, so you don’t take away from the Sugarcoated.
-With the Large Fluff Brush, take a little bit of Sparkle eye shadow and apply it right under the arch of the eyebrow as a highlight. Then use the Eye Define Brush to apply Sparkle to the inner corner of the eye to create that brightness on the inner corner, and then apply it on the outer corner right in between those 2 black eye liner wings.
-Now use the Eye Define Brush to apply Sugarcoated to create your liner underneath the eye. Then apply Raven Natural Eye Liner to the inner rim inside your lower lash line to add depth.
-To tackle the double winged liner look, you may want to refer to my previous post about doing the perfect winged eye liner for some helpful tips! If you’re not confident applying liquid eye liner, then you can always trace the line with your pencil liner first, so you have something to follow along when you’re drawing your liquid liner. Have fun with this step! Play with the shape and angle of the wing. Everyone’s eye shape is different, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
-Finally, top it off with 3 coats of Perfect Lash Mascara and pop on some fake eyelashes to complete the look!
Have fun trying this spring smokey eye look!