SM Beauty Makati: Smoky Holiday Make-up Tutorial

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The second part of my SM Beauty Makati make-up tutorial is all about the eyes! I rarely wear dark eye make-up nowadays, but since the holidays are right around the corner, I might as well try to change my everyday look. 

My way of doing smoky eyes is very simple because I don’t have deep set eyes. Even if I put all the colors of the rainbow of my eyelids, it will just look like one or two colors once I open my eyes, lol. This is why I try to just stick to only one or two color families, blend everything like there’s no tomorrow, and hope that the eyeliner and mascara can make everything look better!

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Light-colored contact lenses also look great with dark eye make-up! Really makes your eyes the center of attention. The effect is quite vampy so I avoid wearing dark lipstick with this eye make-up. Balance is key so you won’t look too overdone.

Here are the easy steps on how to achieve this make-up look:

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Step 1: Use a shimmer-y white eyeshadow as a base.

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I used the 5th color (1st color, 2nd row) of the Essence Night Club Glamour To Go Eyeshadow Palette in 04 Already Midnight? The brush I used is from Essence as well!

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Step 2: Using the same palette, lightly apply a blue color on your whole eyelid. I used the second color of the palette.

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Step 3: This is where it starts getting smoky! Apply a dark blue shadow as close to your eyelid as possible, as if you’re lining your eyes. Apply the same color on your lower lash line. I used the third color of the palette. 

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Step 4: Use the eighth/last color of the palette to define your crease. If you can, don’t go all the way to the inner corners of your eyes. ½ or 2/3 will do. Don’t forget to blend this color with the previous layers of eyeshadow. 

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Step 5: Use a black liquid eyeliner to line your eyes. Wing it upwards for a more sultry effect. You can wing it downwards if you want a cuter, more doe-eyed effect.

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Step 6: Use an eyeshadow pencil to line your lower lash line. Connect this line with the previous wing.

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I used PAC’s Intense Color Eyeshadow Pencil in Glamour Black. Really love this product because you can use it both as an eyeliner and eyeshadow.

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Step 7: Finish the look off with black mascara.

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Make Up Factory’s Dream Eyes mascara is a must in every girl’s make-up stash! It does such a good job in adding volume and lengthening.

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Step 8: Working with dark eyeshadow colors can be messy, so clean up and brighten your eyes at the same time with BYS’ Concealer Duo.

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Step 9: Add some color to your face with NYX’s Stick Blush in 06 Orchid. This is so convenient for traveling! No need to bring a blush brush in your bag. You can apply it directly on your cheeks, and blend it with your fingers.

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Step 10: This step is optional, but I like to set my cream blush with powder blush. For this look, I used BYS’ Minerals Naturale Compact Blush in Pinch Me. This is so crazy pigmented! I’ve been using this a lot ever since I dyed my hair back to brown. Gives me a healthy-looking tan.

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Step 11: And last but not the least, pair your heavy eye make-up with nude lips! I have a ton of these NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams, but I have to say that this shade (Athens) is my absolute favorite! It’s nude but it doesn’t make me look sick or washed out.

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(Topshop top, Levi’s jeans, Blackfive heels, SM Accessories clutch and accessories) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Here’s the final look with a matching outfit. Dare to wear pants to your holiday parties! Black skinny pants are always classic, comfortable, and sexy, and this pair from Levi’s is no exception. Dress it up with gold statement accessories, and you’re ready to go.

Big things are happening in SM Makati! Uniqlo, H&M and the largest SM Beauty Store in the country all opened last Friday. Last Saturday, Levi’s also put up the 1st ever 3D wall in Asia in SM Makati’s ground floor (opposite Uniqlo and BDO). The first one in the world was in San Francisco, but the Philippines is first in Asia. What a milestone!

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