Everyday Smokey Eye With SN Makeupartist / by Jenny Strebe






Photography by Sara Bishop

 Makeup Monday with my girl Stephanie with SN Makeupartist. She created an everyday smoky eye with warm browns and deep purples, black liner, lashes, a shaped brow, full coverage skin, and a soft yet poppy lip to go with one of my soon releasing hair tutorials. Stephanie says "Its something that is classic clean and fun! Yet doesn't take away or distract from Jenny's hair tutorial." Get the look with Stephanies easy how-to.

Products Stephanie used on Mia
  • -Strobe Cream Moisturizer from MAC
  • -Painterly Paint Pot from MAC
  • -MAC eyeshadows in Orb, Blanc Type, Soft Brown, Handwritten and Sketch.
  • -MAC Fluidline eyeliner in Blacktrack
  • -Ardell Wispie lashes
  • -MAC Prolongwear concealer
  • -Kett HD foundation
  • -MAC blushes in Gingerly and Mocha
  • -MAC lip pencils Dervish and Naked
  • -MAC lipstick in Chatterbox
  • -MAC lipgloss in Pretty Plush
Steps to create this look
Step one- Apply strobe cream moisturizer to the face and let it settle into the skin while you do the eye makeup. Apply the Painterly MAC Paint Pot to the eyelid and fade the product up to the brow bone. Also apply the Paint Pot along the bottom lash line.
Step two- Using a flat shadow brush apply your mid to dark tone color all along the eye lid up to the crease. In this case I used Soft Brown. Not IN the crease, up to the crease. When you open your eyes you should only see a dark color on the eyelid. Don't worry, we'll be blending this later!
Step three- Take your Blacktrack Fluidline eyeliner and apply it to the top and bottom waterline for a smoky effect with a soft liner brush.
Step 4- Time to pop in our first layer of the smoky crease color! Which when applied will blend your eyelid color. Using a soft and fluffy yet defined crease brush take your deeper contour shadow (Handwritten) and start on outer crease. Once you make contact with the skin start making small circular motions. Once the majority of the color is off the brush, start "windshield wiper-ing" it through the crease. It should feel like an eyeball massage. Open your eyes and look straight into the mirror to make sure your crease is in the crease, not on your brow bone. Make sure its blended and consistent.
Step 5- Apply your first matte highlight color to the brow bone (blanc type) and inner tear duct. Next take your shimmery high light and using a flat brush apply it right under the arch of your brown and right on top of the inner point of your eye by the tear duct.
Step 6- Using whichever eyeliner brush you prefer, create a thin yet defined to liner along the lash line. Have your lash glue sitting out so its getting tacky and prepped for lashes once you are done with this step.
Step 7- Peel your lashes off the plastic and measure them for your eye shape as needed. Apply a thin consistent amount of lash glue to the false lash and while looking down into a mirror apply the outer corner of the lash. Once the outer corner is secure press down the middle, and then the inner corner. Lightly press on the lashes to secure the hold. Repeat this step for the other eye then take your liner brush and apply another layer of the Fluidline eye liner to hide the lash band.
Step 8- Using the edge of your flat eyeshadow brush take your mid tone and deep tone shadow and buff the shadow on the bottom lash liner under the lashes or a smoky blended effect. Apply Mascara!
Step 9- Using a cotton ball and eye makeup remover clean the skin underneath your eyes and your cheeks. Even if you can't see fall out, its there. I promise!
Step 10- Using a concealer two shades lighter than your natural skin tone and a fluffy blending brush apply the concealer under your eyes and in all the areas you highlight your bone structure. Along the cheekbone, above the brow, down the ridge of the nose, the bow of the lip, the triangle next to the nose, and the center of the forehead.
Step 11- Using a duo fiber brush like MAC's #130 apply your foundation in a thin coverage all over. Once this layer has set, do it one more time and set the foundation with a translucent setting powder like MAC's Prep + Prime powder. 
Step 12- Using your contour color or bronzer of choice you can start adding dimension to the face. I contoured Mia with an angled blush brush from MAC with their Sculpt powder under the cheekbones and along the side of the nose. I used that same brush to apply two blushes to her. One warm towards the back and one brighter on the apples of the cheek.
Step 13- I lined the lips with Dervish to start and I filled in the entire lip. This liner has a pink yet rosy tone to it that looks like a naturally enhanced lip in photos. I then took the Naked liner and applied it in the center of the top and bottom lip and blended it out. Using the same liner brush I gently applied the Chatterbox lipstick and Pretty Plush gloss.
Step 14- Go back to the eyes one more time. Do you need more color in the crease? on the highlight? Etc... make sure the skin is even and that the blush is strong enough and VOILA! Le Fin. 
Doesn't it look fabulous?? Make sure to get social with Stephanie online! Below are all her links. 
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