How to Create a Flawless Face and Bumping it up with a Smoky Eye

Make-up Designory (MUD) has partnered with the Miss Universe Organization as this year’s Official Cosmetics Sponsor of 2014 MISS USA® and 2014 MISS TEEN USA® competitions. Since our MUD Alumni will take part in beautifying the contestants for the competition, we thought we’d show you how to create the beautiful looks seen on stage. In this video playlist, MUD’s Lead Make-up Artist shows you how to create a flawless face make-up and also, how to create a beautiful smoky eye.

We hope you enjoy the videos as much as we enjoyed producing them for you!

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Smoky Eye Workshop

If you didn’t make it to our Free Smoky Eye Workshop in L.A. or N.Y., don’t worry, we’ve detailed the steps for you below!

Item List:

Eyes: Bone, Honeysuckle, Chamois, Sienna, Espresso, Onyx

Black Eye Pencil

Volumizing Mascara

Get the Smoky Eye Kit

Tools:

330 Brush

800 Brush

Travel Brush Kit

Eyes: First, apply a Cream Foundation on the top lids and set with a Loose Powder to create a smooth surface for the eye color treatment. Begin with a highlight on the brow bone. A mixture of Bone and Honeysuckle is the perfect demi-matte for highlight. Blend the combo from the base of the eye brow to the crease of the eye with Brush 330. With a windshield wiper motion from the crease of the eye, build a soft shadow into the highlight with the 800 Brush and the Chamois Eye Color. For warmth and to reinforce the crease use the 800 Brush and the Sienna Eye Color. Start from the outer corner of the crease and as you follow the crease to the inner corner, lighten up on the pressure. This will allow you to sheer out and taper the Sienna Eye Color. Make sure to lightly blend upward into the Chamois. At this point, you should have a gradient of color from the crease of the eye into the highlight. Use Brush 330 with the Espresso Eye Color and stipple on the entire lid. Connect the outer corner and create a deep drop shadow for the smoky with Brush 800 and the Espresso. For more drama, deepen the outer corner with the Onyx Eye Color. Blend from the outer corner on the top and lower lid. Be careful not to drop the outer corner of the eye. Line the top and lower water line with the Black Eye Pencil and top this smoky look with a generous coat of Volumizing Mascara.

To register for our FREE Saturday make-up workshops, visit our Eventbrite page. If you have any questions about the steps above, general make-up application, or to make suggestions on future blog topics, please leave a comment here, or contact us at marketing@mud.edu.

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Find the Best Colors to Compliment and Accent Your Eyes!

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If you didn’t make it to our Free Saturday Workshop in L.A. or N.Y., here’s what you missed! I’ve dissected our Eye Colors and Eye Pencils and listed the shades that compliment and accent your particular eye color. Not only did I choose the perfect eye shadows for your eye color, I also implemented the basic smoky eye techniques to accent your eyes.

Blue Eyes

Here are some tips to complement baby blues. Depending on the color of blue, eye shadows appear to alter the intensity. When working with deep blue eyes, use complementary colors, in the orange / copper range. For blue-green eyes, use something in the orange / red based family. If your blue eyes have gold or yellow flecks, enhance the golden hues with lavenders and violets.  For a more subtle approach, accentuate your baby blues with beige, golds, and dark blues.

Complementary Eye Pencil –  Auburn and Vintage

Complementary Eye Colors – ApricotPixiePink GrapefruitBronzedCajun Spice, and Firebrick

Accenting Eye Pencil – Rich Brown

Accenting Eye Colors – BoneHoneysuckleDulce de LecheSunsetSunflowerSpanish GoldCanyonEspressoTinselMidnightSmoked Sapphire, and Onyx

Blue eyes with gold flecks- DaisySunsetGalaxySugared VioletVineyardVoodoo, and Graphite

Brown Eyes

Here are some tips to complement brown eyes. Depending on the shade of brown, eye shadows appear to alter the intensity. Brown is a tertiary color made up of the three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. The most neutral of brown eyes is the dark brown or almost black. Anything goes with eyes of this nature. If your eyes are warm or reddish brown, use colors in the green family to pull out the undertone. Use blue violets to complement brown eyes with an orange-amber cast. If your brown eyes have gold or yellow flecks, enhance the golden hues with lavenders and violets. Lastly, if your brown eyes have specks of green, try hues with a red undertone, like pinks, mauves and/or red violets.  For a more subtle approach, accentuate your brown eyes with beige, golds, and browns.

– Reddish Brown Eyes

Complementary Eye Pencil- Black Forest

Complementary Eye Colors- MossPacific, and Tea Tree

– Amber eyes

Complementary Eye Colors- VoodooMidnight, and Smoked Sapphire

– Brown eyes with gold flecks

Complementary Eye Colors- GalaxySugared VioletVineyardVoodoo, and Graphite

Accenting Eye Pencil – Rich Brown

Accenting Eye Colors – BoneHoneysuckleDulce de LecheSunsetSunflowerSpanish GoldCanyonEspressoTinsel, and Onyx

Green Eyes

Here are some tips to complement the rarity of green eyes. First and foremost, eye shadows appear to alter the intensity of green eyes. When working with green eyes, use complementary colors in the red-based family. If your green eyes have gold or yellow flecks, enhance the golden hues with lavenders and violets.  For a more subtle approach, use accent colors like beige, golds, browns, and dark greens.

Complementary Eye Pencil – Auburn and Vintage

Complementary Eye Colors –  CashmereWheatPink IllusionGalaxyConcordBerrywoodSiennaVineyard and Voodoo

Accenting Eye Pencil – Black Forest

Accenting Eye Colors – HoneysuckleDulce de LecheSunsetSunflowerSpanish GoldCanyonEspressoTea Tree Graphite, and Onyx

Basic Smoky Eye: Begin with a highlight on the brow bone. Use an Eye Color two or more shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Lay the flat surface of Brush 330s on the surface and sweep from the outer corner of the brow bone inward. Make sure to hug the base of the eye brow with the edge of the brush. Load Brush 810 with a complementary Eye Color and lay the brush on the outer corner of the crease.  Brush forward using a windshield wiper motion. Then blend upward into the highlight to achieve a soft gradient of color from dark to light. Reload Brush 810 to connect the outer corner of the eye and follow the lower lid all the way across to the tear duct. Use Brush 800s to soften the edges in the crease and lower lid. Dull the tip of an accenting Eye Pencil on the back of your hand. Then color the entire lid directly from the tip of the pencil. Again, connect the outer corner with the accenting Eye Pencil and follow the lower lash line clear across — leaving the Eye Color on the lower lid visible. Blend the accenting Eye Pencil on the lid and lower lash line to even the tone with the 810 Smudger Brush. Make sure to blend upward to soften the edge in the crease. Set the pencil with a darker accenting Eye Color and Brush 330s. For more definition, line the inside of the top and lower waterline with the Black Eye Pencil. Finish the smoky eye look with a couple coats of Cream or Volumizing Mascara.

— Sean Conklin