Smoke and Mirrors Makeup Look

A subtle smoky eye is both sexy and timeless, and Australian Actress Teresa Palmer wears it so well. This look can be created with any shade from classic charcoal to soft browns, and even vibrant shades like plum or teal. The smoky eye is not a color, it’s a technique; or rather many techniques. It looks fierce and only takes about five minutes.

Have faith. It may look like a hot mess when you are halfway through, but it comes together magically in the end. Blending is the key!

Makeup Artists agree that creating contrast is a great way to add drama to the face. This can mean warm eyes and cool lips or dark eyes and light lips. Don’t be afraid to step into the world of colour and take your look to a new a height this winter!

We show you how to re-create Teresa Palmer‘s perfect evening eye makeup look.

STEP 1: Wine Silk Eye Gloss
Start with Wine Silk Eye Gloss applied with the Camouflage Brush as an eye primer all over the eye from the lashes to the brows. Blend the Eye Gloss until it’s completely dry before applying shadows over the top.

STEP 2: Double Espresso PurePressed Shadow
Next apply Double Espresso PurePressed Eye Shadow to the crease using the Crease Brush and blend well.

STEP 3: Onyx Mystikol
Follow with Onyx Mystikol smudged along the top and bottom lash line using the Smudge Brush. Use the highlighter side of the Mystikol on the inner corner of the eye next to the nose and just under the arch of the brow. Finish with Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara.

STEP 4: Finishing Touches
Now with eyes this intense, keep the cheeks and lips soft and neutral. Apply Daisy, Ashley, or Lilly PureMoist Lip Colour using the Retractable Lip Brush and finish with Snow Berry PureGloss. Pull this look together by highlighting the cheekbone with the Quad Bronzer in Rose Dawn.

This step-by-step guide was created by Makeup Artist Leslie Graham on Model Dani Schuller using Makeup by jane iredale.

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