Soccer/football fans worldwide rejoice – the FIFA World Cup is underway in South Africa! Are you a USA Soccer fanatic? Do you wear red, white and blue to your local bar to watch the games? Do you want to show team pride but soccer jerseys aren’t your thing? I have a solution for you – do a smoky eye in your favorite soccer team’s colors. The typical smoky eye makeup look is created using heavy black, charcoal or gray colors, but now cosmetics companies are also creating deep hues of bright colors to play up your eye color and really make a statement. For USA fans, do the smoky eye using blues. If you’re a fan of Brazil’s team, use greens. Got the idea? Here’s how to get the look:
- Start by applying an eyeshadow primer to your entire eyelid. You don’t want your eyeshadow running down your face after a couple of pints. Then sweep the lightest color in the palette all over your eye. I like to use white or a variation of a light opalescent color. Dab a light amount of sheer shimmer shadow under the brow bone.
- Next, apply a medium eyeshadow shade from your lash line to the crease of your eye and blend well. Gray blends well with blue. (Team USA)
- Finally, use your crease brush to gently apply the darkest color (blue) to your crease. Again, blend well. Line your lashes with eyeliner, smudge and apply heavy mascara.
Like the idea but a smoky eye intimidates you?
Remember, natural skin with a touch of bronzer and pale blush finish the smoky eye look best. Your eyes will speak volumes so be sure to downplay your lips by using a light gloss or nude lip color.