Makeup Tutorial: Glitter Smoky Eyes For Summer

(Photos & Content by Emely Tavaras)

Francesca Roman, master makeup artist of the New York based Butterfly Studio Salon, shares her fresh and lively “alternative to the smokey eye,” a look ready to be featured during long summer days and nights. This versatile look will bring new life to all outfits. Make your mark this summer by following these easy and simple steps! – – – via Hooked at Hey Hey Gorgeous

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Before getting started, prep face with Kevyn Aucoin Skin Perfecting Primer, Sensual Skin Enhancer, and Liquid Airbrush Foundation. Priming a face before applying makeup will make colors vibrant and last longer.


Using the Kevyn Aucoin Single Powder in “Bronze,” brush on a base on both eyelids.


Brush on a second layer of Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Pigment Eyeshadow in “Jade” and blend in.


With steady hands, brush a thin line along the outer edge of each eyelid with Urban Decay Liquid Eyeliner in “El Dorado.” Repeat under the eye, this time from the tear duct to the corner, shaping the eyeshadow and creating a “cat eye” effect.


Bring the volume to your lashes by applying Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara in “Pitch Black.”


TIP: For a fuller look, use individual lashes to add in an extra flirtatious touch and volume across the eye but still give the appearance of a natural, fluttery look. Secure false lashes by lightly pressing down on the top and bottom lashes.


Apply and contour Nars “Laguna” Bronzer and “Super Orgasm” Blush to cheeks to illuminate the eye area and bring out the shades of silver and gold.


As a final touch, add your favorite light colored gloss to lips. This will brighten up the look and pull everything together!

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