We recently opined on the reasons why
you shouldn’t be afraid of red eye makeup. But in case you still need convincing, here’s a tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to create a look so smoldering, we’re calling it the red-hot smoky eye.
To create this red smoky eye, our makeup artist used the
Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Heat by NYX Professional Makeup, Le Crayon Kôhl in Bordeaux Corse by Lancôme, followed by a few coats of black mascara.
Step 1: Apply Eye Shadow
Apply a dark reddish eye shadow shade to the upper lid from lashes to crease. Then apply the same dark eye shadow to the lower lash line, using an angled brush.
Step 2: Diffuse Eye Shadow
Use a smudge brush to diffuse the shadow into both the upper and lower lids.
Step 3: Line Eyes
Define the entire eye with a creamy matte eye pencil, lining the upper and lower lash line so no skin is showing. Use a metallic aubergine pencil on the lower lash line.
Step 4: Apply Highlighter
Apply highlighter pencil to brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes.
Step 5: Apply Mascara
Apply a few coats of volumizing mascara.
Are you planning to recreate this red-hot smoky eye look at home? Let us know in the comments below!
Makeup Artist: Diana Alba
Models: Jessica Mann
Photos: Jessica Schramm
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