Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Smoky Eye Technique with Deep Moss recipe

smokyEyeOpenI can hardly wait for the Holiday season to start. All the parties me a great excuse to get dressed up and try interesting make up options that I normally don't wear.

So, we spent this weekend creating 3 new eyeshadow recipes that should be perfect for Holiday celebrations. We've named them "Deep Moss," "Champagne Blush," and "Pumpkin Shimmer."
Along with the simple recipes, I'll also show you an idea for how to apply the eyeshadow to make dramatic looks as easy as making the eye shadows.

The first recipe and technique is a smoky eye look using the Deep Moss blend.


2 mini scoops Cappuccino Mica
3 mini scoops Patina Sheen Mica
1 mini scoop Blue Green Mica
2 mini scoops Green Chrome oxide

We used our mini .15cc scoops when creating this recipe - but you can use any measurement you want. Just keep the proportions the same.

Directions: It is so simple and easy to make this eyeshadow. Just place all of your measured mica into a container (we like to use our classy black lip balm pots) and mix it together. And it's ready to use! If you missed the YouTube video of me making eye shadow on Better TV, click here to watch it.

SmokyGreen1step one - I like to put a little foundation and face powder on my eyelids (while I'm doing the rest of my face) before starting for a nice base. This helps with a smooth application and also to make the eyeshadow last and last.

step two - Using the Pearly Silver eyeshadow (recipe found in our Mineral Makeup Guide), apply to the entire upper lid and about half way up to the eyebrow. Use a nice soft fluffy brush to blend this in well.

SmokyGreenstep2step three - Apply the deep moss color to the upper eyelid and along the lower lash line. Be sure to not miss the inner corner of the eye as well. The key to this look is soft and smoky so be sure to blend the edges so you don't have any harsh lines.

SmokyGreenFinalstep four - Apply a dark brown or black eyeliner to the top and bottom lid. Finish with mascara and you are ready to hit the town!