Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Charred & Powder

When I think of Black and White make up, two things immediately come to mind...

A Japanese Geisha...



There are plenty of copy-cat Twiggy make up styles, as well,
which would be great for the runway, but not so much for everyday wear!

The good news is, you CAN use black and white make up and not get the dreaded 'racoon eyes'.

Using a thick stroke of white eyeliner sets off the black liner
and gives you bright background for the lashes.

Rather than using black to line the inner bottom lashes (the 'water line'),
white liner brightens the whole eye...and softens the look
making it more appropriate for a day time.

The smokey eye...

White on the brow bone and inner third of the lower lid.

Use charcoal shadow in a V - starting at the center of the eyelashes out to the corner of the eye and wrapping around to the crease. Blend well, using more white in the center to create the lighter grey transition area. This model used a bronze just above the crease for contrast.

Black liner across the top lashes and lining the inner bottom lashes; finish off with a double coat of mascara.

This is a look you will need to practice until you get the blending just right.

Let's heat about your experiences with black and white make up or the smokey eye...

does it work for you?


1 comment:

  1. I love a nice smokey eye when done just right. You can do a smokey eye with other colors as well but I do like the black and it does work for me. I have a smokey eye look here http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/2013/05/silver-and-black-smokey-eye.html that I did with the naked palette. Not too much black but it worked.


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