Makeup Diary: Reverse Summer Smoky Eye

Virginia Lowman
May, 26, 2016 5:05 PM UTC

This summer is all about glowing skin with subtle pops of color. This reverse smoky eye only

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Oily lids don't look good on anyone. Prep your lids by dusting them a translucent powder like Clinique Forevermore Pressed Powder Compact ($75, at nordstrom.com)

Starting in the middle, of your lid, use swift strokes to form the line. Next, draw your wing using downward strokes and connect it to the liner, then re-trace the line and fill in any gaps.

Line your lower water line, focusing on the outer most corners of your eyes.

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Coat the tip of an angled brush with your bright powder shadow and press the pigment into your lower water line. Create a winger on your lower water line that is parallel to your liquid liner.

Once you've finished both eyes, make sure the both wings are even. Clean up any smudges with a pointed Q-tip dipped in makeup remover.

Add two coats of your favorite mascara. Currently, I'm obsessed with Maybelline New York 'The Colossal Spider Effect' Volum'Express Mascara ($9.99, at drugstores)

To keep the look light and fresh, complete the look with a sheer pink-nude lip. I'm using Urban Decay x Alice Through the Looking Glass lipstick in 'Alice,' a sheer pink hue with an iridescent finish. ($18, at sephora.com)

Make sure you post it on the 'Gram!