Level One Makeup Goal: Smokey Eye

Confession: This was supposed to be blogged in March, which is why my hair is still long, but I never got around to it. Until today.

One of my 2018 goals is to learn how to do my makeup. Now don’t get me wrong. I love sitting in a chair at MAC and letting an artist go wild with style. But in this day and age where a 13 year old looks more put together than the best IKEA geek’s furniture, this hot mess momma needs to work on her skills.

My first goal? Eyes. They’re the windows to the soul.

Enter Kat Von D’s Innerstellar, not a new palette, but new to me.

I looked up YouTube tutorials for this palette and found many offers of help, some six minutes long, some seventeen plus minutes long. Obviously, I went for a shorter vid. My apologies to the amazing girl who posted the video I ultimately chose. I didn’t save it. Can’t find it now. But if I come across it again I will tag ya here because you helped me pull off a bomb look.

I wanted to recreate a smokey eye, that seductress of shades. Bring on some old school Hollywood glamour. The YouTuber recommended tape to help shape the color. I only had painter’s tape so…

Be very jelly of my life hack skills. Honestly, I don’t even know why I have painter’s tape and not Scotch tape, but it let the show go on.

Thanks to a Millennial friend, I have tons of brushes in many shapes and sizes, so I wasn’t completely lost with dabbing on the lid color in Orion and rounding out the contrast color Lunacy. Soon, this formed.

Look, daughter dancing and singing to “Havana”! I almost look like I know what I’m doing, ooh-na-na!

End result:

Okay, so I need some help with the liquid eyeliner. Stay tuned for Level Two Makeup Goal, where I’ll go on a quest to nab the Holy Grail of eyeliner looks: the winged look.

For now, I’ll take looking a little more put together. ✌🏼❤️🦄

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