How To Create A Metallic Smoky Eye

You may not know this about me, but I grew up performing on stage (I know, shocker). I’ve always loved entertaining a crowd, and for the majority of my childhood I danced my little toosh off, which lead to wearing makeup at a very young age. Don’t worry; I was no Toddler in a Tiara. I did develop a love of doing my own makeup—especially my eye shadow.
I don’t usually blog about makeup, but I’m feeling compelled with all the fabulous metallic shades out this season. Today I’ll take you step by step on my smoky eye journey.

Jacket + Eye Shadow by Target

A great makeup artist told me that you should always start
with your eyes—this allows you to wipe away that excess shadow under the eyes
before adding foundation.
  • I always start with a base primer on my eyes to hold the
    fabulous-ness all day (and night if you’re frisky).
  • Always add the light highlight
    shadow under your eyebrows before starting with the lid.
  • Sweep the metallic shade (I chose
    a gorgeous metallic rust color) over the lid of your eye with a flat eye shadow
  • Use a clean blending brush to
    blend out from your eyelid to the crease. Make sure the blending brush is
    completely shadow free. A smoky eye can get messy and you definitely want to
    steer away from the “I just got punched in the face” look. A black eye is so not

Once you get the hang of it, a smoky eye is a lot less
intimidating. I hope my tips helped! Be sure to check out Target’s awesome
selection of metallic shades for your face or your nails!

Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of
the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. All opinions are my own!

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  1. Saw this jacket in Target this past weekend and now I'm wishing I picked it up! Love the makeup! What primer did you use?

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