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Dramatic Smokey Eye

For a special event, you’ll want to create a look with impact and drama from head to toe! After the dress and accessories are settled on, and the hairstyle decided upon, you’ll need a flawless face with star wattage. A dramatic smoky eyeshadow application draws the attention upwards, emphasizing both the color and shape of the eye.

Keep the rest of your make up subtle, avoiding bright lipsticks that could compete and off set the balance of your features.

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Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Start with a base of Starlette Gel Eye Stain in Ginger Lily, apply up into the crease and blend out using #33 Small Flat Eyeshadow Brush. The richly pigmented formula of this stain glides on evenly for a wash of sheer-to-buildable, water-resistant color and sparkle.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Apply Crème Gel Eyeliner in Felis Brown on to the lid with your fingertips and blend. Each shade of this richly pigmented formula is enhanced with a subtle pearl finish that gives added depth and dimension.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Using Trio Eyeshadow in Timeless, apply the #1 shade into the brow bone using #22 Large Eyeshadow Brush. Three coordinating shadows are uniquely pressed to deliver varying finishes within the same palette. Soft shimmer ("1") to demi-matte ("2") to matte ("3"), they blend beautifully with a delicate, light-reflecting glow.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Apply the #3 shade from the Trio Eyeshadow in Timeless over the entire lid with the #33 Small Flat Brush. Continuing with the #2 color of your Trio Eyeshadow, blend into the crease with a #18 Small Eyeshadow Brush.

 

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Tightline and waterline the inner eye with the professional grade Pro-Waterproof Eye Pencil in Ebony. The soft texture glides on without tugging for smudge-proof, long wear.

Use Duo Eye Pencil in Jet Black/Brown Black along the bottom lash line, blend out with the #3 shade from your Trio, along the lower lash line with a #12 Liner Brush. Dab the #1 color into the inner corner of eye to brighten with a #5 Eyeliner Brush.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Create a winged effect with Vibrant Eye Waterproof Liner in Nerino, following along the lash line and flipping up slightly at the outer edge of the eye. Vincent’s liquid liner combines intense pigment waterproof wear and a beautiful glossy sheen. Perfect for creating classic, sophisticated, starlet eyes!

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Curl Lashes with the Mini Eyelash Curler, whose petite design enables you to curl lashes in small sections resulting in the most natural, eye opening curve.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Choose a volume building mascara; Volume Plus Mascara builds dramatic lashes in a single stroke. The specially shaped brush was designed to apply the no-flake formula from root to tip while silk fibers wrap each lash for defined drama.

Apply La Dolce Vita Lash Tips and fill in any gaps with an additional coat of mascara. These lashes offer an easier application than full strip lashes and great for beginner faux lash wearers. The result is flirty, natural looking lashes that you can apply with your fingers and wear several times again with proper care.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

It’s essential to fill in brows to frame and balance a dramatic eye look, the Everbrow Micro Pencil is a new generation of wood eyebrow tools, with an extra thin lead pencil for a super precise application. The pencil gives you micro precision access to brow hairs at the root so you can fill in those hard to reach spaces and reshape the brows for a natural finish.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Balance with a soft lip such as our model, wearing Debue Lipstain Lipstick, which delicately tints lips with a glossy coat of sheer color. The lightweight, emollient texture clings to lips and won't bleed over the lip line!

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

Add a soft touch of color high on the cheek, your blush should coordinate with your lipstick. Our model is wearing Gold Canyon Dew Drop Radiant Blush. Created by an innovative powder pressing technique, the dew drops release their tint and texture providing a kiss of light to the skin resulting in a lasting radiant color and finish.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics - Dramatic Smokey Eye

BONUS TIP: Line lips in a neutral shade of liner pencil as close as possible to your natural lip color to help sheerer lip formulas last!


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