beauty: new year’s smoky eye

December 31st, 2010

What’s more New Year’s-themed than a really dramatic smoky eye?  Just like everything glam, dark eyes are perfect for a scandalous night out (or even a night at home on the couch, if that’s your plan)! 

Earlier this week, I braved the NYC blizzard to attend the launch party of this awesome zillion-color makeup palette, where I got my makeup done by an actual pro (using the palette, of course).  I loved, loved, loved the smoky eye she did on me, so the next day, I decided to try to recreate the look for you guys, using the palette I received in the gift bag.

I used the white glittery shadow from the Boho Bombshell section of the palette, and the sparkly black and greys from the Black is the New Black section.  Using a small makeup brush, I lined the inner corner of each eye with the white shadow, to about 1/3 of the way across the eye.  Then I lined my top and bottom eyelids with black pencil eyeliner.  For the top eyelid, I blended the grey shadow into the black shadow, lighter towards the nose and darker towards the outside of the eye.  I finished off the look with my fake eyelashes, because when you’re doing a look like this, there’s no going halfway. 

Hope you guys have an awesome night tonight, whether you’re ringing in 2011 in sequins or pajamas!  2010 has been a crazy, exciting whirlwind for me, and I hope 2011 will be even better!

On me: Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, J. Crew headband, Forever 21 tank top.  For makeup, I used this Sephora/Shopbop palette and these Makeup For Ever lashes (the Carolyn style).

Tags: beauty

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carly // Dec 31, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I am pretty sure I am OBSESSED with those earrings.  Gorgeous.  Your eye color is unbelievable!
    Will try to achieve this look tonight for the big night out…we shall see….

  • 2 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic // Dec 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Love smoky eyes. Will definitely do smoky eyes tonight for New Year’s Eve! Happy 2011!

  • 3 Megan // Dec 31, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    So pretty! I’m totally down with the smokey eye and that looks incredible. 🙂

  • 4 Sara // Dec 31, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous!  Happy New Years!

  • 5 Lexy // Dec 31, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Never saw so many pics of you not smiling.  Just beautiful, very professional.  The eyes are certainly te focal point of the picture.  Great job.

  • 6 Darcie // Jan 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I love that smoky eye look!  You look so different with a headband too-I almost didn’t recognize you.

  • 7 Bailey // Jan 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Love, love the look on you, look fabulous on you. Happy New Year darling!

  • 8 Susie M // Jan 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Sitting on the couch was exactly what I did, but I still dressed up 😉 Happy New Year Everyone!

  • 9 Kasey // Jan 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Your eyes look fantastic, Katy!! Happy New Year!

  • 10 City Girl (EC1) // Jan 4, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Gorgeous! Perfect for New Year’s Eve! Lovely blog 🙂 x

  • 11 Nicolette // Jan 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Looks great! I’m so scared to try anything with the eye makeup…

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