Smokey Eye Look For Beginners

Smokey Eye Look For Beginners

Learn how to master a smokey eye with Briony as she teaches you all the tricks to the trade.

TRANSCRIPT
Hey Adorner's it's Briony Kennedy here and i'm going to show you today how to do a smokey eye that's something that you've been interested in i know a lot of people are scared of doing smoky eyes one of the biggest tips that i can give you is that when you're doing something that's quite heavy on the eyes to do the eyes first so that it doesn't matter how much mess you make or how much fallout you get on your cheeks or under your eyes it's easily cleaned away because you haven't invested the time in putting on your foundation or your blush all those beautiful products to get your skin awesome and then you get a little bit of fall out or mess from your eyes it's so much easier to wipe it off and start again if you make a mistake than having to do the whole lot so that's my biggest best tip do your eyes first so with this smokey eye look i'm going to use our onyx crayon okay now you could choose any of the darker colors it might be the amethyst it might be graphite just pick a dark color a smoky eye is really just an eye that's got color all the way up onto the brow bone and all over the lid smokey eye and we're going to blend it so that it smokes out but you can of course use any colors that you're comfortable with now i'm going to go quite dramatic and i'm going to use the onyx now to show you how messy this looks so that you don't feel that it's supposed to look perfect along the way please take note of how messy it's going to get okay so before we get started the first thing we want to do is prep our skin it gives your skin a chance to soak in all the goodies and be nice and moisturized and nourished by just popping on your primer your brightening hydrating adorned primer which is this one first you can pop this over your eyes if you'd like if your eyes are a little bit on the drier side i however like to keep my eyes free of moisturizer when i'm putting on any heavy eye makeup your makeup will last a lot longer and be less likely to smudge so there's my second tip so we're going to get started with the onyx crayon okay so it's a fat crayon and you can use our sharpener to sharpen this as you go along now all you need to do is put this all over your eyelid nothing fancy just get it on put more on than you're comfortable with because we're going to blend this away into a smoke other eye now so that i get this into my lashes as well i'm just going to pop this under my eyelashes and onto the lash line just so there's no excess skin that you can see so we're really focusing on the product being on the eye lid not too far in the inner corners here we don't want any of the smoke in there it's really just on the eyelid so we're looking super pretty at this point in time and then what we're going to do now is just blend away the edges a little bit up to the brow bone and then we're going to layer it with a eye shadow over the top so an eyeshadow that is the same color a similar color a brown a chocolate a grey a shimmer have a play but for this particular look i'm going to use this really nice golden brown so that's our golden quartz can you see that i'm just going to show you on the back of my hand so it's got a really nice sort of purpley golden undertone to it so that is what i'm going to be layering over the top so for those of you that are novices with a smokey eye lighter colors the same technique but lighter colors are going to be best your smokey eye will last a lot longer if you use a cream first so you might want to use one of our cream eyeshadows or one of the crayons like the onyx i'm using today or you might want to use uh one of the eyeshadows over the top or one of the brow dusts even to set it down and help smudge and make that beauty beautiful smokey look now what i'm going to do is pick one of the really compact brushes in the 15 piece brush kit so this is the number eight okay so we want to pick a short brush for this not one that looks like this where the bristles are a little bit longer okay you want one that's short and dense that's going to give you more control over where that smokiness goes and of course it's going to keep the concentration of color there if you use one of the longer brushes you're not going to get that same effect okay so let's just smoke this out a little bit really just focusing on the edges to push that up onto the brow bone i'm not going to do too much because i'm going to mainly blend by applying the eye shadow over the top of your cream or your chosen cream product so again i'm really just focusing on getting the edge smoke really just blending a little bit not over blending but just a little bit just to get the product worked into the lid and blending it right into that crease now the beauty of this is you can add more so if you feel like you want to add more then you could definitely add a little bit more of the onyx crayon over the top just to keep intensifying it but i think you'll see in a moment whilst this looks a little bit wishy-washy at the moment once you put your eyeshadow over the top that will disappear so this is just a really quick effortless way of creating a smokey eye now i'm not doing too much more than that because i'm going to do most of my blending with the eyeshadow over the top notice i've tried not to blend in a downward fashion i've kept most of the product up in line with my brow and the edge of my eye if we start blending this down here it's going to give you a sad puppy dog look which we don't want we want nice big looking open eyes if you have blended it down there don't worry i'm going to show you how you can fix that as well okay so using the same brush if you would like or you might like to even try one of the flat brushes so a flat brush like this to press your eyeshadow on but the trick with this first bit on the eyelid is to press your selected color again i'm using the golden quartz now this is where you might get a little bit of fallout you might get a little bit of mess and that's totally fine because you've not invested any time into your skin other than adding a bit of moisturizer on at this point so we're pressing this on we are pressing it into the lid to get it nicely firmly onto the brush tap off any excess usually if you get a lot of fallout it's because you put too much product on your brush okay so you're better off adding little bits and avoiding that extra fallout okay so what i'm checking for now is consistency of coverage i'm making sure that right up to this crease and onto the brow bone i've got a perfect amount of coverage heavier than what i'm comfortable with because then i've got something to blend away i've got all of this to blend away in a moment with a clean brush and that's my third tip to you when you're doing a smoky eye is to have a spare clean brush to do the blending for you so that your smoky eye doesn't end up into your eyebrow and we get the panda eye look or that punched in the face black eye look which i know most people struggle with and end up giving up so on to the other side we're pressing this eye shadow on and i'm probably looks like i'm dragging it but i'm actually doing really very quick dabs all over my eye now i find personally that when you are doing a smoky look when you're dealing with these darker colors that ones with a slight shimmer in them work best and blend more effortlessly matte colors can be just not always but can sometimes be a little bit harder to work with because they can tend to look more smudged the shimmery eye shadows much more forgiving when it comes to blending okay if you've got creased eyes or excess skin or you've got wrinkles that you're concerned about then matte eyeshadows will definitely be better because the luminescence or that shimmer in the eye shadow will draw attention to that but when it comes to blending often you'll find the shimmery eyeshadows an easier product to blend okay so i'm really quite happy with the intensity of the coverage here again i've put this on what i would call a naked eye i've put it on an eyelid that has no product on it so i'm wanting this to last the distance and i'm not wanting it to crease so i've got no moisturizer on my eyelid what so ever all right so for me now what i'm going to do is grab my clean brush you've kind of got two options here really you could grab your clean brush and just blend that away and leave your nude natural skin as your highlighter and that's just enough i think for most people or you might decide to use a slightly lighter nude like a base kind of nude eyeshadow that we have you might like to try out invincible which has got more of a white shimmer our mineral highlighter looks beautiful here as well so anything that's light you could definitely pop under the brow to highlight the brow so that the brow looks super structured it also will make the eye look a bit bigger again if you have a lot of excess skin make sure whatever light color you choose has more of a matte finish and not a shimmer all right i'm going to show you just at this point that you don't need to do that if you would like to keep it simple and the trick here with blending is to use a clean brush now one that has slightly longer bristles than the one that i used for the coverage okay it really does make a massive difference to the quality of your eye look on the brush that you use and when i talk about not just the quality of the brush but the type of bristles so when you want tight compact coverage you want to use a tight compact brush when you want to blend or you want to create just more of that lighter smoky or you want light coverage you go with a less compact brush that's got longer bristles this is a way of remembering how you're going to get that type of coverage okay so that's the first thing and the second thing is that i i know a lot of people will make a mistake when they're trying to do their smokey eyes they'll continue to use the same brush that they use to create this compact look and they will start to try and blend it up here and blend away because that's what we do not want this harsh line here we want to get rid of that so it looks gradual and it's it's just nicely disappearing a smoke into the top of the eyebrow area but if you use this one you're really just spreading this color and you end up with the whole eye looking very very dark so i promise you if you always keep a clean brush with you this is going to solve so many problems when it comes to blending eyeshadow now all i'm going to do is focus on tickling away the edge of this product you can do it with a plain brush or you might like to if you feel that you've gone a little bit too high or a little bit too dark you might want to put a tiny little bit of our base eyeshadow on tiny bit just so you've got a bit of product to help blend away that edge and i love the base eye shadow for this reason it's kind of a corrector as well so i'm not going too much onto my eye shadow i'm really just focusing on maybe a millimeter down and you can see how look how that's already smoked that compared to this harsh line here and we want to focus on blending it up up and out we don't want to focus on blending it down ways like this so notice i'm always blending upwards i don't blend down because then i'm not going to pop the eyeshadow down below that lash line i was talking about before so quick upward strokes this is kind of perfect for those of you with hooded eyes as well or if you've got quite um a heavy eyelid and you're trying to create the illusion of an eyelid so this is you could do this with a really light color and and sometimes what i'll refer to it as a wash of color this is more of smoky eye per se but if you're trying to create balance to the eyes this is perfect for those of you that do feel that you need to create the illusion of that eyelid so it's really putting whatever color you choose all over the eyelid and then blending it with a clean brush up onto the brow now look at how perfectly blended that is and all i've done is used a clean brush okay now for some of you you might want more intense color than what i i have and that's okay you would just when i put the original eyeshadow and my cream product which was the onyx first just take it a little bit more up onto the brow bone and then you would be blending it up a little bit higher i just find that this is a more forgiving smokey eye doing it this way most of us have it probably smaller eyes than the gorgeous beautiful big model eyes and it's one that we can all pull off but again if you wanted to you could definitely have applied this a little bit higher up and it just means that when you get to your clean brush that you're blending it away but it will be a little bit higher up here okay so the placements really where you're comfortable with okay so again i'm just going to dip my brush into a little bit of the base eye shadow with my longest brush just so you know this is the number nine that i like to keep clean and when i say keep clean of course all my brushes are clean i'm just keeping this free of product and notice i'm only tickling the edge away perfect okay so there we have our smokey eye now what you might like to do is put some eyeliner on as well that's something that i really love to do so i'm going to pop some eyeliner on my top lid and i'm going to stick with the onyx because i find that the black is something that's going to stand out more with this dark sort of color that i've chosen and then i'm going to move on to my eyebrows again if i get any fallout from my eyebrows i haven't got any makeup on at the moment there's a little bit of fallout here but we're going to clean that up in a moment and i'll show you how to do that really quickly all right so i've got my onyx crayon you might decide to use one of the skinny wind-up ones if you'd like as well but i'm just focusing on this outer corner notice when i put my eyeliner i work from the outside in not the inside out that just prevents you from being tempted to follow your eye line down and giving you the sad puppy dog eyes so starting from the edge of your brow give that as a bit of an indicator as your starting point and then working inwards so so you make a little dot down and across what i find quite forgiving for those of you that are not great with eyeliner is just putting your line all the way to the beginning of your iris area so you're just doing a third of the eye the outer third by making that line a little bit thicker there it gives the illusion of height to the eye and it also avoids this area here where most people tend to struggle with the line looking straight so if you're wanting to just master getting your eyes looking beautiful this is a really simple technique to just get some definition without doing a full eye line now if you wanted to do a little bit of a flick you could definitely do that but i'm going to finish off my makeup to start with first because i really want to conceal around here before i pop a little flick on the end of my eyeliner so i will show you how you do that as well it's not something that you need to do right now we can do that in a moment now if you really want to intensify this look you can also put the eyeliner just under the lash line again okay and then that will just help with the look of more eyelashes as well which we all want okay so moving on to brows i'm using the comb okay so you can get this in our seven piece or our 15 piece combing the brows first separates the brows so that your brow dust will adhere to the skin a lot better the beauty with the brow dust in the adorn range is it's water and sweat resistant so you do not end up with one brow at the end of your event or day now you could apply our brow dust wet or dry totally up to you so you could just spritz this or wet your angled brush this particular brush is number 14. we sell our angled brushes singularly or they are in both brush packs as well the color that i like to use and i think suits most people is peggy and again as i said you can use it wet or dry if you use it wet it will go on a lot darker if you use it dry of course it will look a little bit lighter if you like more of a lighter coverage then using it dry is the way to go if you like more definition using it wet is the way to go so i'm just going to show you i've just wet it a little bit i know everyone's into the feathered brows but i just love a really structured brow that's me but either way you could do either of those looks with the brows now you could do your brows first if you wanted to as well you don't have to do your smoky eye first if you wanted to do your brow first you could just wetting this brush a little bit with this rose water that i've got handy now for more tutorials on getting your eyebrows beautiful and the correct shape for your face you can definitely head to the tutorial page of the website and you will be able to see all of the tips and tricks around how to get your eyebrows looking perfect for your eye shape and your face shape but you can see that this is definitely given some really nice structure giving it a little bit of a lift so it's a almost a little bit of an eye lift as well because we can just ever so gently put a little bit of the brow dust just still in the hairline but ever so slightly just above the hairline giving that a natural lift to the eye so if you've got a droopy eye that's a perfect little tip is to just put a little bit of the brow dust just above but still in the brow hairs okay perfect eyebrows are done now i do like to finish my eyebrows by again combing them i just find that separating the brows it also helps to separate the brow dust that's on the skin giving the brow dust a more hair like finish you can see that perfect okay now moving on to cleaning up the eyes i've done the majority of my eyes but i am going to finish off with eyeliner underneath or a bit of a smoky look underneath a little bit more of a winged eyeliner and of course my mascara that is all going to be done last after i have prepped and made my skin glowy and radiant so what we want to do is either grab a little bit of cleanser and wipe it away with our waffle weave if you're about to use concealer or something like that stick to using maybe the gel cleanser or the milk cleanser the pre cleansing oil is probably not a great idea to use to clean up fall out because it will leave a little bit of oil residue so anything too oily under the eye or on top of the eye is to be avoided when you want longer lasting eye makeup just for simplicity because i'm sitting here at a desk and not in particular access to any water i'm going to just use a wipe which is just going to clean up any fallout now i don't i'm not a fan of wipes i'm not an advocate for them at all super bad for the environment probably not the best for the skin but just super super easy to use for a tutorial so again just put a little bit of your milk cleanser off and remove it with the waffle weave much better for your skin and more gentle for the environment so i've cleaned up my skin again if you've got dry skin you might want to put a little bit of the primer there that's fine but if you're going to use concealer you'll find that the ingredients in our concealers are quite nourishing enough that you wouldn't need to use both okay so now what i'm going to do is pop on my foundation and so when i go for a heavy eye i don't feel like i want my foundation to be too heavy you may want to and that's completely up to you but i'm going to show you a really nice dewy radiant look that you could then build on if you wanted a little bit more extra coverage so i'm going to use the medium olive liquid foundation which is our mineral foundation and i'm actually going to pop this on with my fingers now the reason for that is i'm going to put two small pumps like this and one of my favorite things to do to make my makeup work as skincare is to put a little dollop of the vitamin c brightening serum into the liquid so not only do i get this dewyness from this liquid foundation but i get the brightening and all the benefits of this serum as well so i just pop it onto two fingers like this make out i'm going i don't know some sort of wall by the looks of it and then just blend it in again you could do that on the kabuki brush you could pop it on the kabuki brush and blend it with that that's totally fine as well now a little bit for my forehead probably just one pump or half a pump again a little teeny tiny dot now i'm going to pop some on my neck because i'm kind of in between shades at the moment i'm in between light medium and medium olive and i always like to make sure that it all matches so there is nothing wrong with popping in fact most times popping a little bit of foundation down your neck is needed by most and if you're wearing your hair up make sure that you get behind your ears now to finish this off to make sure it's blended really well there's two things you could do at this point you might decide looking at this i still don't have concealer on but you might think look i i still feel like i want a little bit of extra coverage so what you could do is either grab your blush bronzer brush and use that in your loose minerals and just dust it down where you need the extra coverage or you might decide to use the new smooth finish foundation to do that totally okay as well or if you're happy with the coverage at this point in time i do recommend just grabbing the kabuki brush just to gently go over and blend any of the excess just to really push the product into the pores especially if you've got large paws behind the ears now i personally like to see a little bit of skin i've still got quite a bit of pigment damage on my forehead but i'm going to show you how i can get rid of that using a bronzer in a moment you could definitely use some foundation as well if you wanted to but for me i would rather get my skin to a point i'm happy with the overall appearance of it and then spot check the areas that i don't love with using either concealer or a little bit of extra foundation so i'm just going to pop on [Music] some concealer and i'm just going to pop that concealer on the under part of my eye and also on this blemish that i've got you could also pop a little bit onto your pigment as well but just making sure with your pigment that the concealer is definitely the same color as the pigment or a little bit lighter okay so for the under eyes absolutely recommend the peachy sleep if you've got a darker complexion or you've got puffy eyes then select a concealer that's the same color as your foundation remember lighter things make things look bigger and we don't want to draw attention to puffiness so the peachy sleep is amazing for those of us that have dark circles but the skin is quite flat but for those of you that have more of that puffiness then definitely go with a concealer that's the same color now with the concealers what you can do is pop it on just like you would an eye cream you pat it on i like to focus just on this part of my eye i try to avoid applying any to this area and then just putting a little bit out in the corner where we can all be a little bit red okay you can blend into this area here but don't apply concealer here it's too thick we all smile and that's where most of our crow's feet or our laugh lines or lifelines are so what we want to do is just focus on the concealer being in this area this area and just blending it onto that area now what i love about the concealing part under my eyes is if i've cleaned all this fallout by using this action with my finger i'm then not only getting away that rid of the redness but i'm also helping to scoop my eye shadow up a little bit giving that winged appearance just gently blending it up like that okay now what i'm going to do is set down this concealer you do not need to do this but i like to do it when i'm doing a smoky eye because i'm going to pop a bit of eyeshadow underneath my lower lash line and to avoid that moving anywhere especially if you're going to use eyeliner just popping a little bit of powder not too much to make the skin look crazy but enough to set that concealer down so it doesn't mix in with your eyeliner or eyeshadow so i like to use the setting powder or the oil control setting powder which is a white color and i just put a little bit on one of the larger brushes again and i just like to just dust that along the lash line and this inner corner to set that down so i'm not focusing so much down here it's more just along there now you don't have to put eyeliner on underneath this might be enough for you or eyeshadow but for me i just like to to create that extra height to my eyes so this is why i pop that setting powder down there okay so finish with the peachy sleep now i'm going to use a concealer around my nose that just is going to help with some of these broken capillaries also if you're someone who uh has your nostrils explain exposed rather it can be quite red in there so that somewhere i do like to put my makeup as well it's nothing worse than seeing that redness and the veins so i'm using the medium olive again do not use light concealer colors on areas that you're trying to minimize if you're trying to minimize pause don't use a light concealer it's going to make those pores look bigger okay so i just like to pop it on my nose again remember i said putting your foundation on get it so you're happy with it but then spot check the areas you want extra coverage for again pimples do not put light concealers on them or they will look bigger find something that is a little bit darker that you can blend away onto the skin so look at that is it completely not noticeable no there's still a little bump there you're not going to get rid of that but it's definitely not red and angry like it was a moment ago okay now what i'm also going to do is get the brush now this one's number 10 it's a short flat very dense brush and i'm going to use this one just to help push that concealer into my nose a little bit further than what my fingers can do i'm working it into the pores because i don't want my paws to look red so get the concealer on so you're happy with it especially if you've got someone with the open pores along here or your chin get it on and then get a brush to help blend it in okay so that's my concealing done i'm happy with that you could put a little bit more concealer on if you wanted to but just remember the more concealer you add the more likely it is to crease you need to find the happy medium of hiding your dark circles but also not accentuating your fine lines that you may have okay so what i'm going to do now is finish off the rest of my skin before i come back to my eyes so what i want to do now is create a little bit of warmth and dimension to my face and i'm going to do that with a bronzer today sometimes you can use the pigment blend that's probably my go-to but today i'm going to show you how you can do that with a bronzer you could also do it with a darker foundation color or you might even be able to do it with your new smooth finish compact if that's a little bit darker than your normal foundation so the idea with this to add some warmth to the skin so that you're not one dimensional from foundation is great in giving you coverage and radiance but it also can give you that one-dimensional flat look so creating that warmth and the extra dimensions is done with a slightly darker color something to give the warmth and as i said bronzer our pigment blend or a darker foundation is completely fine so i'm going to use the winter bronzer okay and this particular shade is more of a matte color now if you're paranoid about getting this into your hair you may like to invest in our head bands okay so they just pop on the head and then it's going to protect your hair if you've got blonde hair because you don't want to get bronzer or any darker color into your blonde hair the other option you've got is just placing your fingers over your hairline and doing that so then you get it on your fingers and not into your hair all right so what i'm doing is the traditional what i call three and that is following my hairline this part of my ear i'm going to start dipping down a little bit back along my jawline so it's a number three okay so what that's going to do is give warmth to my forehead just define my cheekbones a little bit define my jawline a little bit and for those of you that are not happy with your necks you can pop a little bit of bronzer down your neck just to give the illusion of a more defined neck and chin area okay so the brush that i'm using for this particular one depends on how heavy you want to make this if you again want the colored if you're really defined and noticeable maybe you're doing photo work you might want to choose a smaller brush like the blush bronzer brush or you might want to use a bigger brush like the number two even our smaller ever so small smaller not just a little bit smaller than the number two and just pop that along the hairline now i always dip a little bit and then i use the lid to press it and get it nice and even on the brush or you might like to lay a tissue down on your bench and use the tissue but the trick is definitely using a lid or a tissue to blend it onto the brush first before popping it onto the skin if you just dip and then add it straight to the face you're going to get fallout and excess product in one location and not get it nicely spread over all the locations of the of this three all right so down the jawline so you can see that that's just given a little bit of warmth to this side of my face to to here this is a lot flatter now if you feel that you've made this too strong don't worry because you've always got your kabuki brush to go over the top of it sweeping away and look at that it's just toned it down and blended it that little bit more for me okay so you shouldn't need to start your makeup again if it's too heavy grab your kabuki brush or another clean brush and just gently sweep over the top of it and it will effortlessly blend that product like a pro now i like to also use what's left on the brush after i've done my three i'm not re-dipping the remaining bit that's on the brush i'm just going to very gently sweep over my under eye just so see how it's given a very little little lift so it's not so pale underneath my eye area okay it's brought all of the color the foundation the bronzer the concealer it's brought everything together just giving that little bit of warmth now you can pop it down your neck if you'd like to [Music] on your chest if that area is exposed behind the ears if your ears are back a little bit over the ear now the minerals are water and sweat resistant so it's going to be a look that lasts you the majority of the day without any touch up if you do feel that you need your touch up then all you need to do is either look at investing the setting powder the oil control setting powder having that in your bag just to dust down your t-zone that's not going to add any color it's just going to help mattify your look or you might like to go with the new smooth finish foundation and that is a foundation in itself so it will add a little bit of color it'll also help mattify your look down as well you might want to pop that into your handbag as well personally i have never had to touch up my makeup in the 13 years i have started a dawn i just put it on and i'm good to go my lips are the only things that i touch up during the day that's how long these products last okay so back to my number three now if there's anything in this video that you think what the hell's the number three what's bronzer contour i don't know she's talking another language go to the tutorial page and i promise every little thing i've done there's an individual tutorial for that as well as some overall looks this is an overall look it's going to take a little bit longer to get through because i'm taking you from start to finish but if there's something that really makes you tick and that you really would like to learn then that will have a tutorial on the page or of the website for you to spend a bit more time researching and practicing okay so now what's left on the brush very gentle gentle sweep under the eye just to bring that all together and also what's left of the brush i'm just slightly going down the middle of my forehead as well now you can see by using this warmth technique that i've used or this contouring technique it's actually really softened that very bad pigment i've got on my forehead you can still see a little bit but i'm fine with that you can't completely hide it unless you want to go super heavy with your foundation and for this look i really want my eyes to stand out and be the feature not worry about having thick looking foundation you could definitely try the pigment blend that color is much more specific to pigment damage but this is just to show those of you that have a bronzer would like to use a bronzer that you can do the same thing and it definitely does tone down that pigment damage best bonus is that it gives that warmth vitality radiance to the skin which is what you can see now okay so let's get back to uh the cheeks now i'm going to show you a couple of little tips on how to give your face a bit of a lift using blush okay and my trick with this is using two blush colors now you might have the spring cream that's my go-to favorite to do this look with as the base blush but if you've also got the winter this one works really well as well so i'm going to pop this on first and that is the winter blush now all you need to do is pop a little bit onto your fingers and then blend it onto this part so grab a little bit out so this is the cream winter blush put it onto the base of your thumb onto the other side and in fact that's probably not enough let me just get a bit more so i've got it on both parts of my thumb now i'm going to start here which is the middle of my nose edge of my brow as a rough starting point no lower not for my face shape anyway if you've got quite a round face and you do want to create the illusion of being a bit of a slimmer face yes you could start a little bit lower okay so start more on the apples of the cheeks but if you have a thinner face you don't want to create any more uh of that drawn look especially as we get older we want to look like we've got you know a beautiful face that's got big cheekbones and it's not looking sallow so if that is a concern for you this is a trick that will give that really nice lift to the cheeks without having to have any surgeries done all right so let's pop this on the top of the apples for those of you that want a skinnier face you start at the apples all right and we're just blending this right up into the temples blush into the temples ladies so this only works with the earthy colors they're really neutral colors okay so i've just given this really nice sweep of blush it's given a lift to my face now for some of you you might want to stop there that's enough color for you especially with such a heavy eye but if you're looking at using a color that's a little bit more of a pop you want to use something like the coral radiance or a pink or a red this is how you would do it and using it in such a way that you're not going to end up with color everywhere and it looks just too much it's not natural and your cheeks become just looking clown like essentially let's just let's just call it what it is now what i'm going to do is use the dusty pink crayon for this i really love the dusty pink crayon simply because i'm going to pop this on my lips as well as my cheeks love multi-purpose products especially when i'm spending a bit more time doing my eyes i tend to whatever's on my cheeks i will use on my lips sometimes i'll use whatever's on my cheeks on my eyes as well so it's all about saving time and also using your products for more than one thing so that you're using them up before they might go out of date but that's to me something that's super important so i'm just using this popping a little bit on my ring finger dabbing it onto the other ring finger and now i'm putting it on the apples of the cheeks so this is called a pop of color and i'm just in circular motions so i've just given a little burst a little sun-kissed burst of color onto the apples of the cheeks but i'm not taking this color up there your pop of color your bright colors pop here but your earthy color to give that face a lift and also to help with that pop of color blend into that nice graduation of a flush or a blush then that is the secret to use the two colors okay so now that we're finished with that i'm going to finish off my eyes lips and then i'm going to give my skin a nice little sun kissed radiance look with a product that i'm super excited to show you at the end so let's start with lash curlers so i'm just going to curl my lashes really quickly i like to do this every time i apply mascara it makes a massive difference if you want even more lashes which i recommend with this look you might want to check out some of the lashes that we've got available of course they're vegan and you can select those on the tool page of the website so clamping down bending up down and releasing and you can see i've got some eyelashes now so gently clamping down bending up you can do that a second time if you like okay so now what i'm going to do is just pop on a little bit of my lash primer now this gives length and thickness to the lashes it does make a massive difference so i like to just focus this on the outer corner of my lashes for the simple fact that when your mascara or your eyelashes are more concentrated on this outer bit it's going to give you more of that almond eye more of an open eye if you've got more rounded eyes then you might want to focus a bit more mascara on the inner to give more of a close set appearance again makeup can really create so many different illusions it's really about what you're trying to achieve or disguise but if bigger eyes is what you're after then focusing the primer on the outer lashes is the way to go because it's going to give that nice almond appearance it's going to give that height once we put the mascara on whilst that's drying a little bit what i'm going to do now is just show you how to create a quick little flick it's a bit of a cheats way of doing it but it works and it's very very simple is by grabbing your angle brush you could use a dark um eyeshadow or of course you just use the same eyeliner which is the onyx that i showed you a little bit earlier and remember i said i was going to do the flick after i finished my winged eyeliner after i finished my foundation so all i'm doing is i'm just tickling this onto the tip to get a little bit of product make sure the brush is nice and straight and using the long end first so the the pointy tip of the brush first i'm going to pop that into the corner of my eye almost feeling like i'm poking my eye and i'm just going to do a little flick up flick flick voila we have a eyeliner so you see all these fancy schmancy ways of drawing it on some tutorials but look this is just the easiest way of doing it pop the longest corner of your angle brush to the corner of your eye like here and flick up click okay and we're done i might just make that one a little bit hang on where are we going and that is the easiest way of creating a winged eyeliner i can assure you all right so there we've got that now what i'm going to do is pop the mascara on my top lashes and then i'm going to pop on some smudgy eyeliner or eyeshadow let me have a think while i'm doing this what i'm going to do underneath okay i'm going to use the waterproof mascara in black you could use the brown if you wanted to now for loading products you use the more bristlier side just to get the product on this side which is almost like a spine is there to help separate the lashes or de-clump them if you've put too much product on okay mascara is done we're starting to look like a completed project here so it all comes together and this is the beauty of the tutorials is that you can see that each step of the way it doesn't always look pretty especially when you're starting to do your eyes in fact sometimes people get dismayed or stop doing their look altogether because they feel like it should look like this straight away but as you can tell from the beginning of this video it definitely does not look like that at all now what we could do is use the same eyeshadow that i pressed over the onyx to pop underneath the eye that would be beautiful or you could use another color so you might want to use a popper color it could be anything that you like just to give a bit of height to the eye or you might want to use something that's a little bit different but still in the theme of smoking the eye and so for me i'm going to use the graphite crayon just so you can see something that looks a little bit different it's a little bit softer than using say a black or a brown but it will still do the same thing in that it gives height to the eye and i want you to see look even that tiny bit there look how bigger this eye looks already to this one now if you've got small eyes the outer corner is all you need to do okay it will give beautiful height you can see look at the difference it's a bigger looking eye okay you could use one of the brushes to blend it so you might like to use even the one that you use for the original smoke just to blend that in a little bit okay that's totally fine just to really secure that product down or for those of you that want to you could run it the whole way across as well and do a really full smokey eye so for those of you with a larger eye yes i think you could run it the whole way across but for those or most of us that are trying to create the illusion of a bigger eye then i think the last quarter or the last sorry third of the eye here is enough and is the most flattering way of enhancing the height of the eye pretty okay so that's the graphite which you can see okay now again you could blend it a little bit if you felt like it totally up to you whether you want to put a bit of mascara on your lower lashes my suggestion to you is that if you don't have many lashes on your lower lash line leave it be just use the eyeliner or the eyeshadow tip that i've just shown you now that is enough if anything if you've got little amount of eyelashes putting mascara on them is just going to draw attention to it if mascara doesn't stay put for you it's also not worth putting it there and of course always use a waterproof mascara to help with that stay put now what i'm going to do is finish off with my lips totally up to you you do you i'm not a big fan of having a really bright lip when i've got smokey eyes so i'm going to go with the dusty pink crayon again which i've got on my cheeks as a pop of color i'm going to pop that on all over my lips and then i'll mute that down with a slightly lighter gloss so you can definitely use lipsticks and glosses together to either intensify the color or mute the color down okay so let's pop the dusty pink on great because you can use these as lip liners as well follow your natural lip line unless you're in a tutorial or a magazine in person it looks terrible if you go over your natural lip line okay now i would probably have suggested putting a little bit of lip balm on first you can see my lips are a little bit dry today so that you don't get that dry lipped look if you're using just a lipstick definitely put a balm on so that by the time you've done your makeup remove the balm put your lipstick on and your lips will look beautiful but because i'm putting a gloss on i'm not too concerned that my lips are a little bit on the dry side if i was just using this crayon then i would be because it would be more obvious that they're dry so you can see this to me is too bright by itself with this eye color it's just to like we want the eyes to be the focus so we want to go more of a nude finish on the lips but i'm just putting the dusty pink on to get a little bit of vibrancy a bit of intensity behind the gloss you might choose the nude lipstick the toffee rustic mocha they're all really beautiful and under this particular gloss as well so the helena is the one sorry opening it up the helena is the one that i've got now you could use any of the colors underneath this and see how that's just very subtly muted that dusty pink down now a little tip around lipsticks and lip glosses remember they will look very different on you to me to somebody else so don't buy a lipstick just based on what you've seen on someone else because it really comes down to your lip color if you've got a really pale lip it's going to look very different to someone who has maybe a bit of a blue base to their lip or someone who's got really quite plum colored lips or red lips or someone who's got more of a pink lip it really depends on the natural pigment in your lips as to how a lipstick or a lip gloss will look i often hear people go it doesn't look like that on me it doesn't look that is why it is very different because everybody's lip color naturally is very different behind the lipstick color you're putting on so if you've got a darker natural lip color then of course that lipstick that you're putting on may look more intense than someone who has a lighter lip color where it may not look as vibrant or as intense okay i'm really happy with this beautiful smoky look again as i said you can always extend this up a little bit more onto the brow bone up to you how you um and where you end it what colors that you use the lighter colors are always the safest to start with the shimmers are always easier to blend but if you've got crepey skin or wrinkles that you're trying to avoid enhancing then more matte finish will be better just finishing off i'm going to pop on our cream mineral highlighter so we've got the beautiful liquid of course which is a sellout product that you mix in with your foundation it is divine and it makes the skin look radiant then we have our loose mineral highlighter that is really quite bold in giving you that defined cheekbone bigger lips if you want there's some tutorials on how to use that one but if subtlety is your game when it comes to popping on your makeup then this mineral highlighter it's in beautiful luxe packaging okay you can of course all of the packaging return it to us for recycling as you know but this is a beautiful luxury glass pot and all you need to do is use your finger to rub off what you need and pop that onto your temples your cheekbones down your nose your forehead you might like to use this as an eye shadow a little bit of a lip color just to give that ombre make the let the powder of the lips look a little bit bigger collar bones wherever this is just a beautiful product to use and you of course pop your highlighters on at the very end so i'm just putting a little bit on my ring finger like this to warm up the product and i'm just going to dab this into the temples now a good tip for those of you that might have your temples could be a little bit more sunken in you can see this one on my side is a little bit especially as we get older we lose a lot of fat loss um in the temple area and it can be quite aging so popping a mineral highlighter into the temples will make that area look bigger so anything with a shimmer to it will make things look bigger and of course it gives that beautiful glow as well you can see that nice little shine so if you're wanting super super shy or not shiny but super um highlight then you go with the loose if you want this beautiful really subtle sheen that you can wear on its own even you don't even need foundation if you wanted to just pop a bit on your cheeks for that dewyness the younger girls in particular may love this just as a bit of something um you know we've all got our little thing that we like to do and what kind of products we like down the middle of the nose okay top of the cupid's bow just to give more of a a curl okay so many things that you can do this with it is so beautiful and i love popping this on my collarbone and chest area as well before going out so last but not least if you've finished your makeup and you're feeling a little bit matte or a little bit overdone go have a walk around your house for five or ten minutes let your makeup settle into your skin let the warmth of your skin draw that makeup in a little bit it's allergen-free it's toxin-free australian-made vegan cruelty-free so it's totally beautiful to let that soak into the skin for five or ten minutes come back and have a look at yourself and i promise it will look more natural your skin just needs those few minutes just to really take on board the makeup just like it would skin care okay before you start touching up anything if you feel that you want more coverage at this point down your t-zone or anywhere then you might like to come back to grabbing a little bit of the smooth finish foundation grab one of the larger brushes to start with dust it down your t-zone if you feel that you've just been a little bit you're wanting to mat that down maybe you want just a little bit more coverage around your nose okay that's fine take it with you it's got a beautiful compact mirror in there if you don't want to add color but you still want to mat down your makeup you're concerned about it staying put you've got super oily skin then maybe you might want to use the white which goes on clear the setting powder again just dust it down you might also want to tone your eyes down if you feel that there's still a little bit dark for you you're a novice you're getting used to it use a large brush like this and just very gently sweep over that matte setting powder which is this one and it will probably halve the depth or the halve the intensity of the eye color that you've created hopefully you've enjoyed some of these tips that i've shown to you today again if there's anything in particular that you like that you want to learn a little bit more then head to the tutorial page pop me on your phone put me in your bathroom pause trial it do it time and time again it's practice practice practice but i promise you you can make this work for your face so enjoy have some fun thanks for your time

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