Whenever I’m trying to take my look up a notch (think: a date night, swanky blogger event or girls night out), I use makeup as an accessory just like I would with a statement necklace or pair of earrings. One of my go-to beauty looks for an evening out is a smokey eye paired with a glossy nude lip. Years ago when I first started experimenting with various smokey eye techniques, it was definitely a lot of trial and error (because things can quickly go left and you end up looking like somebody punched you in the face) until I got it right.
Since, I’m one of those people who can test stuff out on myself, but am horrible at showing others how to do it, I took to YouTube — a.k.a the world’s largest makeup video tutorial archive, ever! — and watched dozens of smokey eye tutorials until I found one with a technique that was practically identical to my own.
Check out this clip from Allure magazine to get a step-by-step guide on how to create smokey eye perfection of your own (and pay special attention to the part about highlighting your inner-eye area . . . makes a huge difference):
Keep it stylish,
Andrea, S&P Founder and Editor