[Bridal Beauty]
7 Steps to a Fall-Inspired Smoky Eye

[Bridal Beauty]
7 Steps to a Fall-Inspired Smoky Eye

Introducing our new bridal beauty makeup column, led by bridal makeup artist B Wilson

by #teamEBONY, September 5, 2014

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Follow these easy steps to recreate a soft, smoky eye for your big day!

Step 1:  Start with a clean well-moisturized face and be sure to apply a good eye cream.



Step 2: Fill in your brows and start your reverse contour. Used here is Make Up Forever’s Pan Stick foundation, two shades darker than the model’s complexion.

Step 3: Follow up with a highlighter. Used here is It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Undereye concealer in tan. Blend everything with a damp beauty blender to do away harsh edges. 

Step 4: Use a beauty blender and blend everything well. Then use a setting powder to set your base. A good option: IT Cosmetics HD setting powder

Step 5: Prime your eyes. Used here is the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Use the Blackout shadow on the inner and outer corners to create depth, and Pistol on the middle of the eye to make it pop.

Step 6: Use an angled brush to add Blackout to the lower lash line, then line your waterline with a long lasting eye pencil in black. 

Step 7: Finish off your look with a peachy blush and nude or soft pink lipstick. 

Extra tips on this look:

Understand reverse contour: Typically, many artists will contour and highlight after foundation is done, but I prefer to do a reverse contour. With a reverse contour, the highlight and contour are put on first, followed up with a lighter foundation, like MAC’s Face and Body Foundation. It gives a more natural look without looking overly made up.

Make sure you have the right tools: Grab a Beauty Blender ($19 Sephora.com) to blend out the highlight and contour. For a good smoky eye, use a soft fluffy brush like the Sigma E40 ($16 SigmaBeauty.com).  

Get the products used here!

Dior Airflash CC Primer $49 Sephora.com

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer $24 Ulta.com

Dior Crayon Eyeliner $29 Sephora.com

MAC Cosmetics Face & Body Foundation $27 MACCosmetics.com

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores HD Powder $24 Ulta.com

Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit $48 Sephora.com

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette $54 Sephora.com

NARS Torrid Blush $30 Sephora.com

Gerard Cosmetics Illuminating BB Cream $36 GerardCosmetics.com (used on the high points of the face)

Smashbox Lip Liner in Frenchie $20 Sephora.com

MAC Cosmetics Snob Lipsitck $16 MACCosmetics.com

B Wilson is a Bridal Beauty Expert based out of Philadelphia where she runs her company Just B Beautiful

Photo Credit: Ricky Codio

Model: Ronnie Howard

B Wilson is a Bridal Beauty Expert based out of Philadelphia where she runs her company Just B Beautiful

Photo Credit: Ricky Codio

Model: Ronnie Howard

 
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