Do you remember the fall of 1996, when Cindy Crawford went on The Letterman Show to promote her “Basic Face” beauty book? I remember it vividly. She was wearing very dark eye shadow and Letterman mocked her “bruised” eyes incessantly. It was rumored that she left in tears. I was 25 years old and watching her created even more insecurity around putting makeup on right. If Cindy Crawford couldn’t even do it right, who am I? So for the last 20 years of done a swipe of mascara, blush and lip gloss and called it a day. Or night. But I’ve still always wanted to do my own glamour look , and this is where one of my favorite makeup artists Jenna Drudi steps in to help me finally do it!
Holiday Makeup The Easy Way
Jenna and I were talking about my makeup issues during a a recent shoot and she offered to show me how to do a warm toned smoky eye. Jenna explained that “staying with warm tones to create a soft smoky eye is a fun way to wear a more dramatic look without the fear of the raccoon eye that we see so often when people try to smoke eyes with blacks and charcoals.” Exactly what I want-that gorgeous look of layered shadow without the risk of looking like I had two black eyes! I love the results so much I want to share them with you. It was so easy, if I can do it you can do it. Here’s the step by step instructions:
We started with some of my favorite makeup by EDDIE FUNKHOUSER, from left to right: HYPERREAL EYE COLOR in GOLDIE , HYPERREAL EYE COLOR PALETTE in HAUTE BOHEME, GRAFITTI CREME EYE PENCIL, and HYPERREAL PURE PIGMENT in PENNY LANE and CATCHLIGHT.
Here I am with no makeup, ready to go, take it away Jenna!
1. When doing eye make up it is always nice to use a eye primer. This allows for color to have a stronger pigmented look and also prevents from creases in color and longevity. Starting with a yellow tone base use your brush to apply from brow to lashes. Feel free to apply liberally because this color is just creating the foundation. Add the HYPPERREAL PURE PIGMENT in CATCHLIGHT to amp up the shimmer, or leave more matte. We amped.
2. Next apply a warm tone such as the peach color I used on Lori. Apply this tone only on eye lid from lashes to crease. Add the HYPERREAL PURE PIGMENT in PENNY LANE to amp up the shimmer even more.
3. I then followed with brown copper tone and swept across Lori’s lash line to start creating the shadow smoke look.
4.Finally go in with your black or brown eyeliner and in small strokes creating a line across lash line. Use a cotton swab or make up sponge to blur the line a little so you don’t have any strong lines.
5. I also went in and lined the water line on Lori’s eye to give a sultry look for her. Lastly add your mascara, lipstick and voila!