Just how I like to update my wardrobe for a new season, I also like to incorporate new colors and themes into my beauty looks each season. I wear pretty minimal eye makeup during the day, but for special occasions, parties or an exciting date, I like to play my outfit up with a subtle and sexy smokey eye. For blue eyes, I recommend using a gold + brown color combo – it really makes your eye color POP! Follow the steps below to achieve my look above:
Step #1 – Apply a soft, neutral eyeshadow to your entire eyelid to even out skin tone and provide a base for smokey shadows. I highly recommend this NARS duo in All About Eve! I’ve been using it since college.
Step #2 – Grab this NARS duo in Isolde (or a similar gold + brown palette!), and apply the lighter of the two colors to the outside corner of your eyelids and blend in up to your crease.
Step #3 – Apply the darker of the two colors from the same Isolde eyeshadow duo to the crease of the eyelid. Blend well.
Step #4 – Take this eyeliner in brown and carefully apply to your lash line from the middle of your eye to the far corner (a half cat-eye as pictured above).
Step #5 – Use my favorite Laura Mercier cream stick in Gilded Gold and apply generously to your lower eyelid along your lash line (from the inner corner all the way out to the outer corner). Use your finger or a brush to smudge and blend until you get a subtle gold shimmer under your eyes.
Step #6 – Before applying mascara, do the rest of your face: apply your bronzer and then this Laura Geller highlighter (in Gilded Honey) to the bridge of your nose, the center of your forehead, below your brows, and the tip of your chin. Blend well. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Step #7 – Apply your mascara. I usually use two-three layers of this! It’s the BEST and such a steal. PS – I also use this serum to thicken and lengthen my lashes (here’s a tutorial). I’ve been using it for two years and it is a miracle product! I’ve never experienced sensitivity or discoloration with it. No extensions or faux lashes necessary! Totally worth the investment.