This fall makeup look inspires drama. A matte black smoky eye is not as easy as it looks! It requires patience and expert blending.
First, we framed Lauren-Blair’s face with a striking, arched brow to match her red hair. For a simple brow routine, fill in the brow with short, hair-like strokes. Or amp up the brows, like we did here, and build off of the natural shape for a bold brow look.
From smoky slate gray to classic black, you can create any type of smoky eye with Cream Stay Shadow Sticks. Blend quickly after applying the cream to your eyes before the color sets, and work on one eye at a time.
The trick for achieving beautifully blended eyes is to layer. Apply one layer and blend through the crease, then deepen the color on the lid. Layer until you get the color intensity you like. After drying, these shadow sticks set for hours of smudge-proof wear.
To amplify this makeup even more, smudge the black shade along the lower lashline and coat the bottom lashes with a volumizing mascara. We left Lauren-Blair’s under eye fresh and clean to create contrast.
Lauren-Blair wears Pressed Base in natural medium with Liquid Bright Concealer in brighten to neutralize imperfections and sunburst to conceal dark circles. When applying a smoky eye, we usually recommend holding the concealer until the end just in case powder fallout ruins your flawless foundation, but with Cream Stay Shadow Sticks there is zero mess. We added definition and warmth to Lauren-Blair’s complexion with Contour Kit in medium to dark. To keep the focus on the eyes, we selected Lipstick in nude, a light beige shade, mixed with spark, a peachy pink, and topped it with Gloss in pueblo.
Lauren-Blair writes Grace Rock Kelly Roll, a fashion blog where she strives to find a balance between her inner Grace Kelly and her love for rock and roll.