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Rich violet with the definition you get from a smoky eye.

Posted by Rae Morris Published See Rae Morris's 2 projects » © 2019 Rae Morris / Apple Press · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to create a smokey eye. Aubergine Velvet Make Up - Step 1
    Step 1

    EYE PREP & FOUNDATION
    Prep your skin, making sure you remove all the oil from your eyelids. Apply foundation to your eyelids only, then lightly powder them.

  • How to create a smokey eye. Aubergine Velvet Make Up - Step 2
    Step 2

    EYE SHADOW
    Now apply a rich violet pigment to each eyelid, blending to just under the brow bone. Ignore the messy fallout, which you can clean up later. To intensify the colour, wet your brush.

  • How to create a smokey eye. Aubergine Velvet Make Up - Step 3
    Step 3

    UPPER DEFINITION & BLENDING
    Use black eye shadow or gel eyeliner to blend the socket line. For better blending, apply gentle pressure and extend the line outwards as shown.

  • How to create a smokey eye. Aubergine Velvet Make Up - Step 4
    Step 4

    LOWER DEFINITION & BLENDING
    With a fine angle brush, apply black gel eyeliner along the lower and upper lash lines, and softly blend. Then use a creamy white pencil to line inside your inner eyelids.

  • How to create a smokey eye. Aubergine Velvet Make Up - Step 5
    Step 5

    FINISHING EYES & FOUNDATION
    Use a baby wipe to clean up any eye shadow fallout from under your eyes, then apply foundation mixed with a luminiser. Define your eyebrows. Curl your lashes and apply lots of black mascara. Apply a cream coral blush.

  • How to create a smokey eye. Aubergine Velvet Make Up - Step 6
    Step 6

    LIPS
    Finish with a matching coral lipstick.

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Nicole O.
Nicole O. · Nokomis, Florida, US · 2 projects
Also, you'll definitely want to highlight under your brow! This will add more definition to the eye shape and make the purple pop even more. You can use a vanilla-like color shadow to do so.
And to help clean up any fallout easier, you can place some facial powder under your eye. I would suggest doing this especially if you've already applied your foundation to the rest of your face.

Happy
Just some suggestions!
(I'm a makeup artist)
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Nicole O.
Nicole O. · Nokomis, Florida, US · 2 projects
If you skip lightly powdering your primed lids towards the beginning, the pigments/shadows will stick better, stay longer, and won't crease.
This is an excellent tutorial though! I love the purple color! You could also use just a natural lip color, to emphasize the eyes even more.
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