Karlie Kloss and Chanel Iman
Fashion’s Night Out, September 2010
Leesha is one of my favorite makeup gurus (and one of the sweetest in my experience of interviewing and getting to know them when contacting them on behalf of Teen Vogue when I interned there) — her Capital look is giving me LIFE. I’m gonna do my own version of it and wear it as an everyday makeup look since I already have purple hair. YEAHHHHH
Smoky Glam Evening Eye - Navy and Copper Eye Tutorial
A smoky eye does NOT need to be neutral, or made up of complementary shade. What I’m using are two colors from opposite ends of the warm/cool spectrum. The extra benefit of using these kinds of combinations are that the overall effect goes well with ANY eye color.
Step 1: Lay down a good dark base. This will make the navy blue pigment more intense and rich-looking and give it dimension. This also stops the pigments from fading and dusting off over the day.
Step 2: Use a firm blending brush (not the soft fluffy kind) to apply the deep navy pigment or shadow onto the outer half of the eye. (MAC Deep Truth is a similar shade). Apply the shadow up past the black base and blend out the edges so there’s a nice gradient effect from the eye outwards.
Step 3: Apply black liner thickly along the top and bottom lash line, and carefully coat the waterline as well. Then run navy blue shadow along the bottom lash line as well.
Step 4: Use a damp brush to apply a bright sparkly copper. If you love coppers, I really recommend MAC Copper Sparkle pigment. It’s a splurge, but I haven’t found another pigment that looks just the same. This is not an easy pigment to work with though, as it’s more like flecks of metal than the usual powdery pigments and will not stick or apply very well if you don’t dampen it or use a good base.
Step 5: After applying one layer damp, go in with more copper pigment on a soft, dry blending brush and just coat the copper areas one more time so you have maximum intensity. This is also the time when you blend out into the blue just ever so slightly, so there are no obvious lines between the two shades. Just be careful not to go out too far or you’ll end up with copper lids, instead of a duo-tone eye.
Step 6: Make sure you dab just a touch of copper around the inner corners of the eye so you get some on your bottom lid as well. Finish with black mascara and you’re done!
We all hate the sound of vacuums, but none of us look this cute doing it.