Oct 20, 2007

If you know me then you know I love everything there is to love about makeup. I view makeup as art. I find that some people hate makeup because they don't know how to apply it correctly. So whenever I find something about makeup and how to apply it correctly I will be sharing it with you guys. Here is another video by Eve Pearl. This time she is giving the process of how to create that perfect smoky eye.










Product Recommendations to Achieve Look:


Mascara:







I believe Great Lash by Maybelline is the greatest mascara ever. You can never go wrong with the pink and green bottle. I use this product in blackest black. You can find it at pretty much any drugstore and you won't break the bank in the process since it is a little less than $6.



Eye Shadows:


For those Savvy Sistas that don't want to break the bank some of the best eye shadow I have found for women of color is the HIP line by L'Oreal Paris. These eye shadows will run you about $7 apiece, but don't let the inexpensive price fool you there is nothing cheap about these shadows. The color will pretty much last approximately 6-8 hours a day. The HIP product line can pretty much be found in any drugstore.


For those Savvy Sistas who have a little more money in the bank to spend you can go with the Laura Mercier Limited-Edition Eye Color Quads which you can purchase from Neiman Marcus for $38. This is an excellent product that will give you that sultry smoky eye that you crave.



Eyeliner:



L'Oreal Paris' HIP line provides an excellent eyeliner called Color Truth Cream Eyeliner, Black. With it's applicator brush, it is relatively easy to use. This product can be purchase at most drugstores at a price of $11.99.




MAC cosmestics has an eyeliner that I absolutely love (well, honestly I love everything at MAC but that's a whole other post). This is the Technakohl Liner in GraphBlack. This liner is a mechanical-pencil style liner which gives very long wear. It will run you $14.50 on the MAC website, but I promise you it is worth it.


Flash Lashes***:


When it comes to flash lashes MAC makes some of my favorites. The lashes that I tend to purchase from MAC are the 1Lash and the 3Lash. I go with these two because I like the natural look of them. I can wear these two at work and not feel as though I am over doing it. They will cost you $11 but they are worth it.

Shu Uemura is like the go to brand in reference to false lashes. You can't go wrong with these lashes. Although they are a bit pricey (the Smoky Layers Lashes above will set you back $25) they are definitely worth it. They will give you that dramatic look that you crave while making your eyes pop. I like to wear these lashes at night when I am going out on the town with my girlfriends. You can purchase these lashes at Neiman Marcus.

***Writer's Note

If you are not use to putting on false lashes I will suggest you have a professional do them, but if you want to experiment with the process yourself I will suggest you go to a Sally's Beauty Supply Store or perhaps your local drugstore and buy some $2.00 lashes to play with before you start using the more expensive ones.

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