Saturday, April 25, 2009

How to do a smoky eye according to Bobbi Brown's Sebastien Tardif

What: Launch of book Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
Where: Mag:Net Cafe, Bonifacio High Street
When: April 24, 2009

Bobbi Brown makeup artist Sebastien Tardif shows us how to do a simple smoky eye that anyone can do.

Step 1: Prep skin. Smoky eyes are dramatic so the rest of the face should be clean.

Step 2: Groom brows. Eyebrows frame and balance the face so never forget to groom brows! Sebastian used a stiff angled brush to apply brown eyeshadow on to the brows.

Step 3: Pat a black eyeshadow gel all over the lid, but only up to the crease. Beyond that, Sebastien says you'll look like a clown!

Step 4: Choose a color. Sebastien chose blue. Pat this gently over the black shadow. The result is a shimmering deep blue that has depth. Remember you can use any color you like but I think the darker shades are best (blue, purple, green, brown).

Step 5: Trace a thin line on lower lids with a black pencil. And apply mascara to open up those peepers!

Step 6: Use a lipstick shade that is close to your natural color. Sebastien's tip: Before applying lipstick, fluff powder on the sides of your lips to prevent color from bleeding to lines (in case you have them!).

Step 7: Finish with a peach blush on the apples of cheeks.

Voila! Simple smoky eyes in 7 steps! For more makeup tips and tricks, get a copy of the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro for Php 1,235 at Bobbi Brown makeup counters and Fully Booked.

The Beauty Writer


ChinkyGirLMeL said...

OMG! I'm reading this from the office and I'm super excited to go home and try this out!

The Beauty Writer said...

Hi! So have you tried Sebastien's trick yet? My husband looked at me doubtfully when I was putting the black shadow all over my lid--it did look scary!--but when I was done with my entire face, he loved it! Yey, Bobbi Brown!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hey there! I tried it out last night. I had a very formal dinner with my boyfriend to celebrate our 4th anniversary. He asked me if I did something different because I looked seductive. Hehehehe... Mommy on the other hand was able to point out what I had done differently with my make up and she said it looked great. =) Thanks for sharing this tip. =)