5.04.2012

How To: Summer Dusk Smokey Eyes (Inspired by Hayden Panetierre)

In yesterday's post, I asked what look you wanted to see today, and an eye look won by a landslide (don't worry--I'm getting to every suggestion in future posts!). I decided to do a smokey eye using the L'Oreal Summer Dusk palette. It's a soft, smokey mauve-purple (aubergine) that looks good on all eye colors and can be worn year-round. I was influenced by makeup worn by Hayden Panetierre:


You'll need:

Sexy Curves Mascara by Rimmel (no particular reason for using this mascara...um it's a purple tube?)
 Rimmel blush in Santa Rose
Revlon Scented Polish in Peach Smoothie
NYX Kohl Liner (not pictured bc I forgot)

How To:
The Handy Dandy, Quick & Dirty Reference Guide

  • Begin by putting eye lid primer all over the lid, to promote a longer-lasting color.
  • Next, pat the soft pink shade all over the lid. I used a flat brush, but using your ring finger will work just as well.
  • Using the 2 shade (a soft gold), highlight under the eyebrows and the inner corner to brighten the eyes.

  • Take a crease brush and sweep the 3 shade in the crease, in a windshield wiper motion.
  • Go ahead and paint your nails! I just threw this step in. Continuing with the tutorial...

  • Take the darkest shade and line the upper lash line and, using a smudge brush, smudge under the lower lash line.
  • Using a black kohl liner, line the tight line, water line, upper and lower lash lines. Note how the liner will line the entire eye. Gently smudge the upper/lower lash lines using a smudge brush or a cosmetic cotton swab.
  • Apply foundation and concealer of your choice.
  • Using a fluffy powder blush, brush the bronzer on the temples, cheeks, and lower jaw line.
  • Curl lashes and coat lashes in mascara. In the inspiration photos, Hayden is wearing false lashes (see my false lash tutorial here) but I chose not to.
  • Dust the apples of the cheeks with blush.
  • Put on lipstick (gloss is optional) and that's it!




Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle


39 comments:

  1. Ahh, I adore the smoky eyes look. Love to see it on others too.

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  2. Love that look. I hope you have a great weekend too!!

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  3. Wow! Love the eye look! Great job done... Will surely bookmark this post for future reference...

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  4. Love this look, so pretty! I adore the smokey eye, but it feels too heavy for summer. This is perfect! I also like to do one with warm, golden browns & a touch of apricot.

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  5. I love it! I used to do this very eye look until I lost/dropped and broke/ran out of the colours...I love it on me and now I am inspired to create this look again. It is super nice for summer!

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  6. I like that you did a more subtle and wearable take on the usual smokey eye, looks beautiful. In reply- I've actually been collecting magazine cut-outs over the years on beauty, hair and fashion tips.
    Happy Friday dear!

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  7. Such a gorgeous look! And perfect for this time of year.

    Have a great weekend, Elle! :) xoxo

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  8. Nice look! You did a great job on this

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  9. I love smoky eyes and I like how yours came out.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  10. Fantastic! You have got that eyeliner down pat - steady hand!

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  11. Haven't seen Hayden in a while, but she looks so great. You have awesome eyes that work really well with the smokey look.

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  12. Gorgeous! You always have great tutorials. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. Another great look, my dear:) This is a great smokey-eye for the day!

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  14. Smokey eyes is my favourite eye trend. I still haven't mastered it, so I'll be trying out your tutorial. Your eyes came out great. Especially love the eyeliner.

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  15. I love the look. Your eye shadow tutorials are always my favorite, because I am so clueless.


    *Erin

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  16. aah, yay! this looks great and i need to try this! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  17. smokey eye always confuses me and this was super helpful! thanks

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  18. Love this look! It's not too much, but just enough.

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  19. WOW. Very pretty. It especially looks great on you, Elle!

    You have a great weekend too! Thanks for your sweet wishes for me on my birthday and my Dad's election. :)

    SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

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  20. The eyes - so gorgeous! You are a master, Elle! :)

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  21. Gorgeous!

    GTBB,
    Bad Joan
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com

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  22. So pretty! I love the eyeshadow pallettes that come with instructions for which colors go where...exactly for this reason. :p

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  23. I like this look - I'm bookmarketing your post for later use!

    joannefaith.com

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  24. Gorgeous eye look.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Ooh I love that plummy purple shade. I'm giving this look a try! Thanks for another great look!

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  26. You did it so perfect!! Looks amazing :)

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  27. I luuuuuuurve a good smokey eye--I wear that look almost every day, toned up or down based on the occasion :) This one is gorgeous. I love the pink and gold look.

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  28. Perfect summer make up!
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  29. Love this eye look! Is soft but dramatic a the same time!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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