Eyeshadow Techniques: The Smokey Eye Look

Smokey Eye look in 3, 2, 1…Go!

Have you ever wished you knew how to do a more dramatic eye look for a night out on the town? I know I have. Just the term, ‘Smokey Eye’ used to intimidate the heck out of me! I thought it would be super complicated to learn how to do a smokey eye look, and so I never even tried. Now, I’m here to break down this eyeshadow look for you! So you can feel confident and never again be intimidated by the words, “Smokey Eye”!

Eyeshadow Techniques: The Smokey Eye Look.  www.heathershefbeauty.com

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Deep Crease Eyeshadow Technique

Have you ever done something and didn’t realize there was a name for it? I know I’ve done that at least a few times. This deep crease eyeshadow technique is one of those times. I learned how to do this technique pretty early on in my makeup ‘journey’ a few years ago. I had no idea it was an actual technique, though! Ha! So now I feel extra fancy when I demonstrate it on myself. It’s for sure my favorite method of putting on eyeshadow. Why do I love it so much? A few reasons– it’s easy to take it from day to night and it makes my eyes look bigger and emphasizes their shape. 
Eyeshadow techniques 101-The Deep Crease www.HeatherShefBeauty.com

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Ombre Eyeshadow Technique

The Ombre eyeshadow technique is so much fun! I can’t believe I hadn’t done this technique before now. Doing an ombre eyeshadow look is a great way to introduce yourself to a smokey eye look. It’s like a smokey eye for beginners!

Another great thing about this Ombre eyeshadow technique is that it can be done with darker shades for a more dramatic look, or you can use softer colors for an everyday look.

Eyeshadow Techniques 101- The Ombre. www.heathershefbeauty.com

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Eyeshadow Techniques: The Two Tone

The Two Tone eyeshadow technique sounds a bit like a band from the 1980’s, don’t you think? And even though I’ve been playing with eyeshadows professionally for almost 2 years now (Yes, that’s part of my job. It’s pretty awesome. Here’s 10 reasons you should join me!), I haven’t experimented much with this eyeshadow look for some reason. Thanks to this blog series, I can now say that this is a really fun eyeshadow look to play with!

The Two Tone Eyeshadow technique lets you add a fun pop of color to a neutral eyeshadow look! Bonus-it's easy!
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Eyeshadow Techniques: The Halo

Now that we’ve mastered The Wash and The Windshield Wiper eyeshadow techniques, we can move on to The Halo Eyeshadow Technique! (Missed one of the other tutorials? I’ve linked them at the end of this post!)

The Halo is our last foundational eyeshadow technique. Once you’ve mastered it, you can move on to more complicated eyeshadow looks and really start to play and have fun!

Next in my Eyeshadow Techniques series--The Halo! The Halo is simple, quick, and universally flattering. www.heathershefbeauty.com

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Eyeshadow Techniques: The Windshield Wiper

Now that we’ve mastered The Wash to apply eyeshadow, the next technique that’s important to understand is The Windshield Wiper. Like The Wash, The Windshield Wiper is a simple technique. But, it’s an important technique to learn because it is used in many eyeshadow looks.

One thing I love about the Windshield Wiper technique is that it can be used with light and dark eyeshadow colors. It can also be used on it’s own or layered with a lighter shade.

The Windshield Wiper is an essential eyeshadow technique to learn! Bonus--it's really easy! www.heathershefbeauty.com

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