Subtle Smokey Eye Makeover

Hi Bellas,

A few weekends ago I did a makeover for one of my YouTube subscribers. She contacted me because she wanted to get made up for a fundraiser her kids' school was having at our aquarium. As a mom with a new baby, she hardly has time to get dolled up and get out with the hubby. She already told me she loved smokey eyes. We wanted to do something that would give her a smokey look but not overpower her features.

She also wanted help on evening out her skin tone. Pregnancy throws everything off in terms of hormones and our skin and body react differently. Many women experience breakouts when they're pregnant - I have a feeling that's going to be me one day with my history of acne in the past! I focused on evening out her skin tone...eliminating redness and covering up scarring.

Here's What I Used:

-bare canvas paint
-vanilla e/s
-smoke and diamonds e/s
-idol eyes e/s
-soot e/s (pro)
-carbon e/s
-blacktrack fluid line (smudged)
-smolder kohl
-ardell #10 lashes
-splashproof mascara

-oil control lotion
-primer (can't remember which one)
-cinema secrets foundation
-graftobian powder
-sculpt shaping powder
-NARS luster blush

-fanfare creamsheen
-matching lipliner (can't remember which one)

Take a look at the before and after!

Here's a shot of her eyes closed. As you can see I brought the eyemakeup just to the crease. She told me she disliked when makeup artists try to fake a crease and it looks too obvious. This smokey eye technique is perfect for monolids.

Stay tuned on YouTube today when I post Lauren Conrad Video Part 2 - Evening Updo.

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist