This week's party look is all about getting you sexy on with sultry smokey eyes. Read on for all you need to know about how to pull off this look - without looking like a panda!
Before you get started on the eyeshadow, apply a good eyeshadow primer to your lids to ensure that the eyeshadow shades are intensified and also last for longer. First take a Defining Eye Brush and apply a gold eyeshadow (such as Glamorous Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in 'Inca Gold') to the inner corners of the eyes as a highlight. Then using a Blending Eye Brush, apply a black eyeshadow (such as B By Bloom Col.lecta Eyeshadow in 'Black Sea') to the top lid and wing it outwards. Then switch to a flat shading brush and apply the black eyeshadow just below the lower waterline. Pssst...a little tip on how to avoid eyeshadow fallout - fold a cotton pad in half and hold it right under your eye when applying eyeshadow (the fallout will land on the cotton pad and not on your face!)
You can use any type of black eyeliner to line your eyes, but the Eye of Horus Smokey Eye Pencil is made for smokey eyes! Line your top lid and your lower waterline, and then use the smudging tip and gently blend out the eyeliner.
Finish off your sultry smokey eyes with some luscious lashes! If you're lucky enough to have naturally long and curly lashes, all you need are some lashings of mascara. We recommend Napoleon Perdis Mesmer-Eyes Mascara for its volume and lengthening properties. Not blessed with great lashes? Look to Eylure Ready to Wear Lashes 140 for instant full and glam lashes!
4. Nude Lips
Smokey eyes is of course, all about the eyes, so you don't want to go too bright on the lips. Nude lippie is always the perfect lip partner for smokey eyes, and here at bb, we love the OCC Lip Tar in 'Interlace'. Not only is the colour super pigmented, it's also 100% vegan and cruelty-free - awesome!
Are smokey eyes your go-to party look? What are your essential makeup products when it comes to perfecting smokey eyes? Let us know below! - Lucy