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Friday, May 31, 2013

Allure's lastest magazine issue has Zoe Saldana on the cover, and this lovely page on how to create showstopper eyes.

This smokey blue eye was created by makeup artist Linda Cantello for the Giogio Armani show.

The key to getting a precise line is to make one swift, continuous stroke - don't pause, or it will look jagged. Cantello achieved this soft slate hue by blending both gray and blue powders together. A deep gray shadow in the crease creates a slightly smokey effect.

How to Create Showstopper Eyes

1. Using a soft gray pencil or chubby shadow stick, draw a thick line along the crease, winging it past the outer corners. Smudge the line with your finger to make it soft.

2. Sweep gray-blue powder all over the upper lids, then top the pencil the crease with a slightly darker shade of gray shadow for emphasis.

3. Trace the upper lashes with a black felt-tip linger, closely following your natural lash line. With a sky blue pencil, stack a thicker line directly above the black.

and you're all set!


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