How To Wear Blue This Spring: #2 Smoky Eyes

Earlier this week, I showed you how to rock blue, one of the hottest colors this Spring, with a dot of eyeliner under the eye. But if you like a bit more drama, nothing beats a dramatic smoky eye like the Arabian-inspired look at Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2013 show.

Products Used
* NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji mixed with Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè
* Senna Form-A-Brow Eyebrow Stencil Kit in Neutral – right shade on brows
* CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Midnight – rimming the eyes completely and on the eyelid as a base and blended past the crease with MAC #217 Blending Brush
* NARS Brousse Duo Eyeshadow (left taupe shade) – blended over the CoverGirl liner on the lid
* Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow from The Vice Palette mixed with NARS Marie-Galante Duo Eyeshadow (right shade) – on the center of the lid
* Urban Decay Blackmarket Eyeshadow from The Vice Palette – on the inner half and outer half of the eyelid and lower eye
* Urban Decay Blitz Eyeshadow from The Vice Palette – on the inner corner of the eyes
* Maybelline the Rocket Volum’Express Mascara in Very Black – on upper and lower lashes
* Ardell Lashes in #116 – upper lashes
* NARS Copacabana Illuminator – down the nose
* Anastasia Hydrafull Gloss in Moi

Tips On Rocking The Look
When working with dark shadows, always start with your eye makeup before you apply foundation and concealer. Use less color than you think you need and build up the intensity gradually – it is easier to go back and add more than having to tone it down. Finish with understated cheeks and lips.

For a slightly more colorful take on the look, try this look instead!

Runway image from ImaxTree.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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