June 11, 2012
Nautical themes are always on trend for summer. For this look I took inspiration from the M.A.C. collection “Hey Sailor”. The look is nautical with a smoky eye in navy blue, and a little hint of white that screams I’m ready to rock the boat.
Here is the simple how to:
- Start with a primer as always to ensure a long lasting look. I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance, or Mac Paint Pot in Painterly. Apply a flesh toned eye shadow to start with a light base for the navy shades. Apply all over lid up to brow bone.
- Place a dark navy shadow in the crease and begin to blend inward toward the iris of the eye. Keep blending until it is diffused. Apply a lighter blue shade right in the middle of the lid for a little extra dimension.
- Bring the darker eye shadow down onto the lash liner, as apply as a liner, while also smoking it out with the lighter blue shade. Apply a white eye shadow to the inner corner of the eyes and blend outward. Think a white to navy gradient.
- Falsies can be the easy fix to a subtle makeup look. Putting them on is easier then you think. Apply a thin strip of lash glue to the base of the false lash. (Make sure it is not clumpy nor thick and goopy.) Allow to dry for about 30 seconds while the glue becomes tacky.
- Apply as close to the lash line as possible while pressing firmly on the lashes so they adhere to your lash line. Keep your eye closed for about 10 seconds while the lash glue bonds the lash to your lash time.
- Add two coats of mascara and cover the false lash line with liquid black eye liner.
Finish with a bat of the eye and get ready for summer with this smoky look!
- Kiara Aguillon