How to Apply Makeup to Create Smokey Eyes
by Zuri Magers
After about 15 years of wearing makeup you would think that I would have mastered the art of makeup application, and you might be right! Kind of. I can do a mean mascara job with one hand on the steering wheel while stuck in traffic, and my eyebrow grooming is down to a science. When it comes to eyeshadow and eyeliner, however, I just can't get it right. Attempt a smokey eye? I might as well attempt to run the Boston Marathon. I am, therefore, grateful for any product that attempts to help me out, and have discovered that the Smokey Eye Creator Kit from Pixi is really all that I needed to create a dummy-proof sultry look. No more guessing which eyeshadow colors should be used together or what brush to use. This kit comes with four coordinating eyeshadows that can be mixed and matched depending on your mood ... and skill level. Plus, for further accident proofing, there's also a double sided applicator for the shadow and gel eyeliner! The smudge-proof, waterproof mascara provides the finishing touch. Give me a few more years, and the smokey eye might even be accomplished in rush hour traffic. Just don€™t get any ideas about me in running the Boston Marathon. Where to Buy - Urban OutfittersPrice - $30.00Who - Zuzubean was the first to add 'Pixi Smokey Eye Creator Kit' to the Hive.
Whoever said neutral was boring clearly didn't have my keen eye for shadow shopping! While neutral has the connotation of being barely noticeable, this summer's versions of the color family is anything but -- shimmery bronze, lush forest greens, rich chocolate browns, etc. The great thing about neutrals for summer -- especially highly-pigmented, shimmery ones -- is that they look gorgeous without looking heavy, too powdery, or overdone. It's natural in all the pretty senses of the word, but not dull or invisible! If you don't believe me, take a look at the slideshow for my 10 favorite takes on neutral eyeshadow for summer!