Thanks Shay Mitchell For This Perfect (Date Night!) Smokey Eye



Disclaimer: Please note that I use the words “date night” here very loosely because the reality of the situation when you’re a parent is that date nights with your spouse/partner where you actually get dressed and leave the house are very far and few between. But, a date night could also easily be hanging out with girlfriends or even those times you take a jaunt all alone down the aisles of Target. So, feel free to rock this GLAMazing look anytime!

Here’s how to get the look (created by Patrick Ta for Smashbox):

SKIN:  Start with a clean face by washing it with La Mer facial refining cleanser to remove any dead skin. Apply moisturizer from La Mer to give your complexion a luminous and smooth base. Any extra hydration will allow the makeup to lay beautifully on the skin. Then use Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer to make sure the makeup photographs beautifully.

FACE: Spray face with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water. Lightly apply a foundation that has a glow to it to ensure your complexion will look clean and bright. Lightly contour the hollows of your cheeks to accentuate your cheekbones using Smashbox Contour Stick. Blend out with a beauty blender and use Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit in the medium shade to accentuate the contour pigment. Then apply Smashbox Bronze Lights in suntan matte the contoured areas. To highlight under the eyes, use concealer in two shades lighter than your foundation to bring light to the face. Powder under the eyes with the yellow powder from the Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit in the medium shade…this will help hold the concealer in place and brighten the skin. Then add a flesh toned blush to the apples of your cheeks. Make sure to blend into your contour for a healthy flush. For this, I used the L.A. Lights Blush in Malibu Berry. Add a highlighter on the halo of your face…for this is used the Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Warm Gold. Finish the face off with a translucent powder to ensure long wear. Spray the face with a setting spray to give your skin a natural, luminous finish.

EYES: I wanted the eyes to look sultry! For achieve this, use a warm brown shade in the crease. Pack on rich berry blush onto the lids, mixed with the dark shade from the Photo Matte Eyes Palette. Color the inner water line using Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx. This will create depth and add drama. Curl your lashes and coat twice with Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara.

BROWS: To create a thicker brow, apply an eyebrow pencil in a shade one shade lighter than your natural brows. Here I used Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick in the brunette shade. I love this pencil because it is thin and you can draw hair-like strokes very easily.

LIPS: To complete the look, apply Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner Rosebud to match the lips with the blush. Use Smashbox Be Lengendary Matte Lipstick in Safe Word and top it off with clear gloss.

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