Sometimes when we want to create a perfect smoky eye we need to smudge the liner a little. It is not necessary to always have a perfect straight line, although it looks really good. You can try something different this time, even if you are not doing a smoky eye. Just remind yourself of the good old smudging technique. Here is how you can smudge your liner perfectly.
You will need: a black pencil, or you can use a kohl eyeliner which is perfect for smudging; a smudge brush; nude eyeshadow; mascara and nude shimmer shadow.
- Apply the nude color all over your upper eyelid and crease. This will be your base. You always need a base, even if you are not applying any other eyeshadow colors.
- Now line your upper lash line with the black pencil/ kohl. Start from the inner corner of the eye. The line does not have to be perfect, but be careful how thick you do it. In the inner corner of your eye is should be very thin, as you continue drawing it, you can make it thicker.
- Take the smudge brush and begin smudging starting from the inner corner. Do it with short strokes until you reach the outer corner of your eye.
- Continue with the smudging, however, this time starts backwards – from the outer corner to the inner one. When you are ready check if you need to repeat it.
- Line the lower lash line with the black pencil. You can line it all the way through – from the beginning to the end, or you can just line ¾ of it starting somewhere in the middle.
- Now you have to smudge the lower line. Again, using the smudge brush begins smudging the line with short quick strokes. You again can repeat it 2 times – the first from the beginning to the end and the second – backwards.
- This step is optional. You can leave your makeup as it is, because it is gorgeous enough, or you can highlight the inner corner of the eye also. Apply some white eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eye, both on the upper and lower parts. Apply a coat of mascara both on the upper and lower lashes.
- And if you want to have a really dramatic look, apply the black pencil on the lower waterline.