Cleaning up fallout is one of my least favorite things in this universe, right up there with ill-fitting underwear. I LOATHE having to clean up powder under my eyes. I just have better things to do with my life, ya know?
I recently stumbled on this technique where you smoke out the outer corners using an eyeliner, and it’s the Best. Thing. Ever. Because no fallout. 🙂 Basically, all you need is a pencil liner, your favorite blending brush and your best resting b*tch face.
Ha! I kid, I kid! The RBF is totally optional.
Step 1: Start with your (nearly) completed makeup look
But seriously, what you will need is a nearly completed makeup look, so let’s start with that, OK?
Since you won’t have to worry about cleaning up any fallout (YAY!), you can already have your eyes, base, cheeks and lips done.
Here I’m wearing a few things from Chanel Summer 2017, and I’ll list everything down at the bottom of the post.
Step 2: Apply a dark liner to the outer corner
Grab a dark liner that will complement your look, and reach for something that’s either off-black, gray or dark brown — something that isn’t too dark but will still add that smokiness to the outer corners.
I mean, you could use a true black liner instead, but then you’d have to do more blending.
Also, you’ll want your liner to be somewhat smudgy in a formula that doesn’t set super quickly. That way you can easily push it around with a brush.
I’m using a greenish black to go with the warm bronze and pink tones I’m wearing.