Wooot! Another vlog! Presenting my first ever video tutorial on how to do daytime smokey eye makeup and eventually transition it quickly for night. I enlisted the help of one of my favorite makeup artists, Owen Sarmiento, to guide me through this tutorial. It’s super short and simple but if you want a more detailed step-by-step commentary, read on!
1. Cleanse and prep your skin first. It’s not seen in the video but we cleansed and moisturized my face before putting any make up on and applied a primer as well.
2. Apply concealer. I used MAC Longwear Concealer and applied it under my eyes, on the sides of my nose, around my mouth, and a bit on the center of my forehead. If you want lighter makeup, you can opt to skip foundation and just rely on your concealer. You don’t need to cover your entire face with makeup anyway during the day if you’ve got great skin.
3. Apply foundation all over your face. Owen mixed two colors of MAC Matchmaker SPF15 Foundation for me.
4. To set and mattify your face, apply a bit of Mac Studio Careblend Pressed Powder–just on the shiny parts.
5. Some people have darker eyelids so even them out with the rest of your skin by applying MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly all over your eyelids.
6. Apply MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow in circular strokes. Start from the outer corner of your eye and follow the crease, going inward.
7. Line your lower lash line with MAC Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown. Because it’s for daytime, brown is preferred so it’s not too dark. To set the eyeliner, apply a brown eyeshadow on top of it using a flat eyeliner brush.
8. Apply MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow to in circular strokes once again, following the crease of your eye.
9. Dab a bit of MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow on the center of your eye and then blend to make sure there are no demarkations and your eye makeup looks seamless.
10. Get a flat eyeliner brush and dab it onto a black eyeliner pencil like MAC’s Pro Longwear Eyeliner in Black Ice. Using the brush, apply the eyeliner to your upper lash line. Then using the same brush, set the eyeliner by applying a similar-colored eye shadow on top of it.
11. Time for eyebrows! Use a mascara brush to prep your eyebrows. Then line your eyebrows using MAC Eyebrow Crayon in Lingering. A tip Owen gave is to make 3 small dots at the bottom of your eyebrows as guide for your desired thickness and shape for your brows. Draw one as the starting point, another at the center and finally, one at the ending point of your brows, then just fill them brows in! After which, use a eyebrow brush to blend. If you want to lighten or match your eyebrows to the color of your hair, apply an eyebrow mascara like MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set.
12. Contour your face using MAC Blush in Taupe. I’ve done a tutorial for contouring before so you know the drill. Apply on the outline of your face, below your cheek bones, jawline and a bit on the neck. I think Owen and I skipped the nose on this. (More contouring when we transition the makeup look for night.)
13. Apply blush on the apple of your cheeks. I used MAC Blush in Peachy Keen.
14. Apply lipstick liner all over your lips before moving on to lipstick. Owen said this is so that when your lipstick gets removed as you go about your day, your lips will still have some color on them. I used MAC Cremestick Liner in Sublime Couture then topped it offer with MAC Lipstick in Pretty Please.
You can stop here if you don’t want to go super dark with your smokey eye makeup. But if you’ve got somewhere else to go to at night–say a party or an event, then continue on for a bolder, more defined smokey eye makeup look!
15. Darken your lower lash line with a black eyeliner like MAC’s Eye Pencil in Engraved. Then smudge the liner by using a brush with a bit of black eyeshadow on top of it to set it in as well.
16. Darken your eyeshadow by adding a bit more of the MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow as seen on the 1:58 mark.
17. Line your lash line thicker this time with MAC’s Eye Pencil in Engraved. Set it in place once again by brushing a bit of black eyeshadow on top of it.
18. Apply black eyeshadow in circular strokes on the outer area of your eye as seen around the 2:09 mark.
19. Dab MAC Eye Shadow in Woodwinked on the inner corners of your eyelids.
20. Define your eyes even more using a kohl pencil like MAC Eye Kohl in Smoulder.
21. Given that you’ve been wearing your makeup for a long time during the day, freshen up by using a highlighter like MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast. Apply it on the bridge of your nose, below your eyes and on the sides of your nose.
22. More, more contour! Using the same MAC Blush in Taupe, apply them on the same areas on Step #12. This time, contouring the nose as well so use a small brush to apply it on the sides of the bridge of your nose.
23. Add a bit of sheen on the apples of your cheeks. I used the peach part of MAC Powder Blush Duo in Hibiscus Kiss and then used the darker part to blend my contour and blush together.
24. Since you’ve got darker eyes, make your lips lighter. I used MAC Lipstick in Blankety, topped off with MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold.
Voila! You’re done! You may have noticed though that I skipped mascara and falsies. This is because I’ve got eyelash extensions from Nail Spa Lounge By Ellabel. If this wasn’t the case, I’d normally put mascara for the daytime smokey look, on both my upper and lower lashes and maybe add some falsies when I transform my makeup look for night.