Here’s one simple trick to take your smokey eyes to the next level: blend a little bronzer along the edge of the eyeshadow on your lids and along your lower lash lines with a fluffy domed brush like the MAC 217.
Nothing too dramatic, but I think it gives a dash more depth and dimension to the look, especially when I’m wearing a shimmery shadow and use a matte bronzer for this trick. The contrast between the matte and shimmery products just werks.
If you don’t wear bronzers, no worries. You could give it a try with your favorite brown eyeshadow, or maybe even a blush.
Thanks for playing Share a Tip Tuesdays! Here are some of the makeup cleanup tips you left on last week’s post in the comments. Some great tips here…
“I always do the wings of my eyeliner before I line my upper lashline; since I have a monolid the wings are all you really see, so I perfect those first.”
“While working with glittery pigments, you can use some medical tape to gently lift off any fall out from the cheeks/under eye. The adhesive picks up the loose glitter but leaves the base makeup intact. I saw a makeup artist use this trick, pretty neat Iâ€™d say!”
“One trick Iâ€™ve learned recently is to pat my setting powder into the skin. I always used a powder brush to brush and set my powder, but have since switched to a flat top brush to really dig the powder into the skin. This guarantees that my foundation will last all day and the oiliness is under control for a little while longer. Plus, I donâ€™t get that heavy buildup powder can sometimes show. I also use this technique with certain foundations. Iâ€™ll spread, then pat.”
“I do my eyes first and I noticed this ‘scooting’ problem with fallout you speak of. So what I do now is apply only my face primer before I do my eyes. The primer keeps the fallout from sticking and sinking to the skin â€“ so its very easy to brush off afterwards. I then go back and apply foundation after eyes!”
“Whenever Iâ€™m out of eye makeup remover I grab the nearest facial moisturizer, put some on a q tip and erase any mistakes. It works like magic!”
“A few months ago, I decided to start using a new baby shampoo to start cleaning my makeup brushes. I decided to use Johnsonâ€™s Baby No More Tangles Extra Conditioning Shampoo. This baby shampoo is awesome at cleaning my makeup brushes!!! I was able to quickly clean all of my makeup brushes in half the time it took me to clean them with Johnsonâ€™s regular baby shampoo. Each of my brushesâ€™ bristles looked great after I cleaned them. They also did not have any residue that some brush cleaners and other baby shampoos can leave behind. I highly recommend this baby shampoo for cleaning all types of makeup brushes.”
In this week’s installment of Share a Tip Tuesdays, what’s a tip or trick you use to take your smokey eyes to the next level? I bet you have a tip or two…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. If smokey eyes aren’t your thing, do you have a different dramatic eye you like to wear? If so, any tips that make it easier for you?
P.P.S. And if you have a tip you can’t wait to share on a completely different makeup or beauty topic, please share that tip, too.