The Infamous Smokey Eye
The Smokey eye can be done with any of the above diagrams, it can be as
simple, or as complex as you want to make it. The Modern Eye
diagram with maybe a little bit of a highlight color is my first choice
for a smokey eye, but really, any of them will work. The classic
combination is generally done in tones of black, white, and grey- but
I've seen it look stunning done in browns, greens, purples, blues,
To do a Classic Smoky Eye
Storm Cloud, Silver Lining, Raven, and Whipped Cream were designed as a
classic smoky quad- if Whipped Cream is too light try Vanilla, or
Cherry Blossom for a highlight.
If you prefer something a little warmer, and more metallic- Slick,
Rebel, and Blackheart are a great combo- again with your choice of
For a Brown Smokey Eye Honey, Bittersweet, and either Vanilla or Sprite
for the highlight color.
Foiling is applying a color wet for more depth, shimmer and
intensity. It works for more dramatic looks, or is fantastic for
liner colors. You can use any of our colors either wet or dry.
There are a couple of different ways to foil
Standard method- Dampen your brush it water, dip it in the shadow of
your choice, and apply. The Wet Dry brush is great for using this
technique on your lids, for liner use the liner end of our double-ended
eye shadow brush. The advantage of using water is that when it
dries you can go back in and blend the colors easily.
SN Method- Apply a very thin coat of our Cream Liner Sealer to the lid,
and tap on a layer of eye shadow. This makes for bold looks, and
doesn't dry or look powdery- BUT if you're doing a look that needs some
blending, it's a little bit harder to blend colors with the Cream Liner.
Use a microfiber dusting cloth, available at most discount stores, to
clean your brush between colors- the cloth holds the dust, and cleans
them pretty well.
There are endless combinations of colors that you can do- we've setup
the site so that there are combinations available for each color under
"related products", and there's our forum where you can get hints,
tricks, and great advice!