Yesterday when I reviewed the Tarte Eye Catchers 6-Piece SmolderEYES And Skinny SmolderEYES Collector’s Set, I promised to show you a look in a separate post. Well here it is! It’s a quick smokey eye done with four Tarte pencils and no brush.
Here’s the step-by-step:
1) I started out by lining my upper and lower lash line with Onyx. Because I have monolids, I made the line on my upper lash line relatively thick before I smudged it out with the smudger (also into my waterline). I also blended the line on the outer half a bit higher up, just to emphasize the almond shape when my eyes are open. Do note that because the pencil is very creamy and soft, you might need less than what you think you do!
2) Next, I put Ash Violet all over my lids before blending the edges out. I also went over my lower lash line with it. Again, because of how smudgable the pencil is, I’d advise you add bit by bit as you go instead of going overboard right from the start!
3) I layered a bit of Gold on the center of my lids just to give it a bit more depth.
4) I highlighted my inner corners with Champagne, dabbing my pinky on it a little just so that it wouldn’t seem too frosty or metallic.
Some mascara later the smokey eye was done! I didn’t line my eyes again with a gel eyeliner. I normally feel quite naked without my winged-out eyeliner, but for me personally the is enough intensity, and you do already see the almond shape very well. You definitely can if you want to though!
For the rest of my face, I had Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Blush (review coming up soon) on my cheeks, Diorskin Nude Shimmer on the top of my cheekbones, and Dior Incognito Addict Extreme on my lips (this is definitely going from “something that washes me out” to “a lot of the times only this will do”).
Some more pictures!
You can definitely use the same idea with other mid-to-dark-toned pencils in the set, and I bet it’d look smashing! Onyx makes a great base like this, as it is so intense and easy to smudge out, but once it sets it wears like iron!
Special shout-out to my monolidded sisters: whether you buy this set or not, try a look like this to see how it works for you. It might take some practice, as for me personally if I blend the eyeshadow on my inner half too high, it can easily look too much. However, once you get the hang of it this will add so much intensity and shape to your eyes!
What do you think? Have you tried a similar look? Will you be picking this Tarte set up?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx