Hello sweet babes! This year my goal is to bring you more beauty content. Somewhere over the past few years, my focus has shifted to fashion. I want to revisit my love for all things beauty – makeup tutorials, product, reviews, and more! To kick things off I’m sharing a step-by-step eye makeup tutorial with Urban Decay. I shared this pink smokey eye via Instastories and a few of you wanted me to share a detailed tutorial! Keep reading for a foolproof step-by-step eye makeup tutorial.
Pink Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
1. Apply Eyeshadow Primer
To make the pink pop, apply a base to your eyelids. You can either apply an eyeshadow primer (I’d recommend Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion) or a concealer. I used Urban Decay’s All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer to even out my skin tone on my eyelids and under eyes. Let your base dry for 30 seconds.
2. Apply Pink Eyeshadow
Next, take a mid tone eyeshadow and apply it across your eyelids. I used the shade “Wildheart” from the Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette. Then, apply the same shade on your outer lower lash line. For reference, I used an eyeshadow brush and applied the shade to directly below the center of my pupil (ie. halfway across my lower lash line).
3. Darken Your Crease
To add depth to this look, add a darker shade of eyeshadow to your crease. If you have hooded eyes (like me!) you’ll want to apply the darker shade of eyeshadow just above the natural fold of your eyelid. For this look, I mixed the shades “Hell Ride” and “Good As Gone” from the Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette and applied them directly above my natural crease.
4. Brighten Your Eyes
Now it’s time to brighten up those eyes! To create a softer look, apply a cream eyeshadow shade to your inner lid and inner lower lash line. For this look, I used the shade “Breakaway” from the Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette.
5. Blend, Blend, Blend!
The trick to pulling off the perfect smokey eye is blending. Without blending, your smokey eye will look patchy or harsh. Using a clean blending brush, gently sweep along the edges to soften the edges in small circles. Then, gently sweep the brush throughout the shades to create a seamless look.
6. Add Eyelash Extensions (Optional)
For this look, I didn’t apply eyeliner. For this reason, I wanted to add some extra sass with falsies! My eyelashes are au natural at the moment (no extensions!) so I applied some of my favorite drugstore false lashes using this eyelash glue.
7. Finish Off With Mascara
To finish off the look – apply 2 coasts of your favorite mascara on your top and borrow lashes! When wearing eyelash extensions, I always apply one coat of mascara to my lashes (and false lashes) in order to blend them. This makes the false lashes look more authentic!
Voila! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! If you’d like to request a beauty post email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Urban Decay for partnering on this post! All opinions are mine alone.