View Full Version : Sexy Eye Makeup??
08-05-2005, 07:31 PM
I'm going to a friend's wedding on labor day weekend. I have a great black halter dress, and i'm going to get black shoes with some sort of sparkles...Its an evening wedding...
I have a basic bob, that comes just above my shoulders...My aunt (who is also my hair dresser) suggested that i basically straighten my hair and do a more sultry/sexy eye... My only issue is that i have fairly pale skin and i'm a little intimidated by smokey eyes...I was wondering if any of you have any tips/suggestions for sexy/sultry makeup for pale skin...
08-05-2005, 07:35 PM
I am very pale and I used to always do very dark eye makeup & always got compliments.
I am not sure exactly what to say (on how to do it). I used to use Maybelline Gray Matters. It has a nice deep gray and a silver-ish gray. I would put the dark gray on the area from my lashes to my center crease...then blend in the silverish gray from the crease to the brow. Also used a dark onynx eyeliner and black mascara.
08-05-2005, 09:56 PM
I usually achieve a smoky look by applying black eyeliner and blending it up and out a bit, then dusting dark shadow over top. I just apply a thin line (no smudging) on the bottom, as to avoid looking like a raccoon. ;)
Or if smoky eyes isn't really your thing, maybe you could place more emphasis on the lips instead, with a fairly bold lip color. I have fair skin and usually choose to emphasize either my eyes or lips only, so if I decide to go minimal on the eye makeup I will usually opt for a slightly more dramatic lip color.
08-06-2005, 01:37 AM
Here's a really helpful guide to doing a smoky eye that I found:
how to create a smokey eye look (http://www.your-answer.com/beauty-how-to/eye-makeup-smokey-look.htm)
Create a dramatic smoky look with these easy eye makeup tips.
For a popular sultry and sexy look, create wide-open, smoky eyes with this simple how-to guide.
What you will need:
- cream style concealer or heavy foundation
- eyeliner pencil in black, dark gray or dark charcoal brown
- powder shadow in dark brown or gray
- powder shadow in ivory or light beige
- black mascara
- eye shadow makeup brush
- cotton swab or applicator sponge
Creating the look:
1. Cover the surface of the eyelid with creamy concealer or with a heavyweight foundation. This will form a smooth base over which to apply the eye makeup and will help it to last longer.
2. Using the pencil eyeliner, trace a thin line along the top lash line from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Next, trace the bottom lash line from the inner to outer corner. Use a cotton swab or applicator sponge to smudge the lines so they are not stark stripes and to remove any clumps left by the pencil. The farther the color is from the lashes, the more it should fade.
3. Lightly brush the powder shadow over the surface of the lid, including into the crease. Brush outward and with an upward motion. Stop short of the brow line and do not pass the outer edge of the brows on the sides.
4. Sweep a little of the light powder shadow across the brow bone, blending lightly. Start the light shadow a little inside of the inner corner eye. This brightens and opens up the eye.
5. Finish with smoothly applied mascara.
If you have very light skin, hair and eyes, use the grays and browns for this look as black will be too harsh. Women with darker or olive toned skin and brown hair and eyes can use black for liner and even for shadow. For other variations on this look, use a dark natural green tone such as khaki or a dark gray with a hint of purple, burgundy or plum. Try combining colors; for example sweep a little bronze-brown over a charcoal brown to brighten up the look. Avoid shadows with blues or any pastels for the smoky look.
For a festive evening look, replace the ivory powder shadow with a pale but shimmering metallic gold shadow. A silvery white can also be used, but keep it very sheer or it will look pasty. Use a glittery gunmetal gray for the dark shadow. For really dramatic evening eyes, extend the shadow a little further than the outer brow edge in a small upsweep. Pair the upsweep with long and dark false eyelashes. This catsí eyes look is extremely striking for a night on the town, but would be overkill for most daytime events.
The rest of the face:
To make sure the eyes are the focus of attention, keep the makeup on the rest of the face subtle. Avoid a totally nude lips look unless you want to really vamp it up. Instead, use a muted plum on the lips and cheeks for a natural and sophisticated color. Sheer berry tones and browns are also appropriate. Most importantly, avoid brights and pastels as they will detract from the sultry nature of the eyes. If red lipstick is a must, use a very sheer red.
08-06-2005, 02:07 AM
My best friend for eye makeup: a Q-tip! To do smoky eyes, I use a black or dark gray eye pencil, apply far more than I'd ever leave the house in, then go over it with the Q-tip. It smudges it and removes some excess. When I've scaled it back from slutty to sexy, I put a little bit of gray or plum eyeshadow, a touch of blush and some clear lip gloss, and I'm set!
08-07-2005, 09:55 AM
Here's a funky look for smokey eyes:
I have really fair skin too, and smokey eyes don't work on me if I use black -- it's just too garish. I find that using a gray that's lighter than charcoal works pretty well. I've also used a deep brown. But the best color I've used is deep plum. It just isn't as harsh as the others and looks really nice w/my skin tone.
Just my 2 cents.
Oh, and I like the bold lip option that stella24 posted, too!
08-07-2005, 03:35 PM
I like to use a dark brown when I do my eyes. It blends a lot better with my skin and doesnt have such a contrast.
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