BEAUTY BAR: Smokeshow in the Snow

Winter is finally upon us. However, this Fashionista continues to heat things up with this dark and dramatic smoky eye. Her smoky eye works due to its dramatic but not too heavy appearance. This master of makeup believes in the concept that makeup is designed and meant to highlight one’s natural features, rather than cover up or alter one’s appearance. Her number one tip is to choose your favorite feature and really focus in on it. For this Fashionista, she’s all about her eyes, which is why she goes for a dark and bold look there. To apply her eye shadow so effortlessly, she begins by using a base color that is the lightest and most natural of the ones she plans to use. She then aims for an ombré effect, by adding progressively darker colors towards the outer corner of the eye, and lighter colors to the inner eye. She tosses on a few coats of mascara to boost her already long lashes, and uses eye shadow and a brown brow pencil to make her eyebrows pop. After the eyes, she completes her look by briefly brightening her face. She applies a very thin amount of foundation around the perimeter of her face, beginning with her jawline, while still leaving the majority of her skin natural. She uses a slightly darker shade of pressed powder for a minimal contoured effect, then wraps up the look with a highlighter stick which she uses on her cheekbones, the arch of her nose and around her brows for added dimension.

Utilizing the smoky eye as her guide, this Fashionista enhances her dramatic vibes by rocking a dark and sleek, yet feminine ensemble. Her striped tunic gives the overall look a softer feel with the pop of gray and hint of shimmer, while the leather accent of the jacket and booties provide an edgy touch. She completes the look with a gold interlocking statement necklace as an added piece of glam to pull it all together.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To replicate the look of this makeup guru, she adores her Tarte matte eye palette and Sephora Collection mascara. As for her facial makeup, she uses Cover FX foundation and a Benefit Cosmetics highlighter stick. Lastly, she uses a Bite lipstick in apricot. If you follow this cosmetic master’s fierce tips, you’ll be sure to make a lasting impression with this smoky look.