Jun 20, 2015

Easy Makeup How-To: A Smudgey Kohl Eyeliner Look

Smudgey Smokey Kohl Eyeliner Look - Piku Deepika Inspired Easy Makeup Tutorial
Easy Makeup How-To:  A Smudgey Kohl Eyeliner Look

Ordinarily, I stay off darker eye makeup for the summers, and it's a definite no to dark eyeliners, but like almost every other Indian, I have been bitten by the Piku bug and couldn't resist trying out a dark smudgey eyeliner look.  While my makeup is definitely inspired by Deepika's dark kohl-rimmed eye makeup in the movie, I had to improvise quite a bit - partly for my skill (lack of) level but also because with my eye shape, a stark black liner all around won't be a very good look.  Instead, I kept the liner thicker towards the outer corner of the eye, and just for a bit of a change opted for a dark bluish-green eyeliner instead of my usual black/brown.  I used a long-lasting, smudge-proof pencil (Urban Decay's 24/7) to help the makeup stay on longer and and set it with powder eyeshadow to help delay smudging.  Delay - because I have oily eyelids and it's summer - it would take a major miracle for this makeup to last through a hot day outdoors, but it held up fairly well indoors.  Scroll on for more photos and an easy how-to.

Smudgey Smokey Kohl Eyeliner Look - Piku Deepika Inspired Easy Makeup Tutorial
Smudgey 'Kohl' Eyeliner Look - Products Used
NARS Persia (1), NARS Coconut Grove (2), MAC Saddle (3), NARS Portobello (4), Milani Blush Corallina (5), UD Mainline eyeliner (6), Burberry Redwood (7), Chanel Saaga (8), NARS Concealer stick - Biscuit (9), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Caramel (10), NARS Tinted Moisturizer - St. Moritz (11), Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet (12), Chanel Vitalumiere Powder Foundation (13), UD Primer Potion (14), Avon Chocolate Sensation Quad - brow filler - dark brown shade (16), Chanel Les Beiges Powder (17), Maybelline Megaplush mascara (19).

Smudgey 'Kohl' Eyeliner - Tutorial

Smudgey Smokey Kohl Eyeliner Look - Piku Deepika Inspired Easy Makeup Tutorial
Easy Makeup How-To:  A Smudgey Kohl Eyeliner Look

1. Prime eyelids and apply a matte brown eyeshadow all over the lid. I used a color that's close to my skintone - NARS Portobello.
2. Blend a warm brown eyeshadow through the crease - I have used MAC Saddle.
3. Using a dark bluish green liner (UD Mainline - MAC Siahi would work great too), dot eyeliner along the roots of the upper lashes, keeping more of the color to wards the outer corner.
4. Blend the eyeliner using a smudger/pencil brush to give a soft haze of color along the lashline. Since I applied more eyeliner along the outer half, the smudged line is thicker towards the outer corner of the eye.

Smudgey Smokey Kohl Eyeliner Look - Piku Deepika Inspired Easy Makeup Tutorial
Easy Makeup How-To:  A Smudgey Kohl Eyeliner Look

4.  Using a thin angled brush, place a dark brown/black eyeshadow along the roots of the upper lashes - push the shadow along the lashline in a stamping motion rather than drawing a line.  Also apply the same dark brown shadow along the outer corner of the lower lashline.
2.  Smudge the shadow softly over the eyeliner along the upper lashline.  Use a warm brown/rust eyeshadow to blend the shadow along the lower lashline.  I used NARS Persia but MAC Saddle would work just fine.  The color doesn't show up but keeps the lower lashline from looking ashy.
7.  Tightline using the bluish green eyeliner, running the pencil along both the upper and lower lashline.  I applied the eyeliner a bit messily along the lower lashline - more along the outer corner - and smudged the color into the previously applied brown eyeshadow.
8.  Finish with black mascara.

Smudgey Smokey Kohl Eyeliner Look - Piku Deepika Inspired Easy Makeup Tutorial
Easy Makeup How-To:  A Smudgey Kohl Eyeliner Look

For the rest of my face makeup, I used a mix of Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet and NARS Tinted Moisturizer for my foundation, followed by NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel mixed with NARS concealer in Biscuit for blemishes and dark circles.  The blush is my new Milani blush in Corallina.  I wanted to keep the lips fairly neutral and used Burberry Redwood topped with Chanel Saga.

Smudgey Smokey Kohl Eyeliner Look - Piku Deepika Inspired Easy Makeup Tutorial
Easy Makeup How-To:  A Smudgey Kohl Eyeliner Look

I was a bit hesitant about trying out a dark liner, but this makeup did last well through the day (though most of my time was spent indoors).  Looks like I found a new go-to makeup look for the weekend dinner - if only finding something to wear was this easy!

Swatches of products used - forgot to swatch UD Mainline :P

Eyeshadow Swatches NARS Portobello Persia Coconut Grove MAC Saddle
Swatches of eyeshadows used (L to R)
NARS Portobello
NARS Coconut Grove
MAC Saddle
NARS Persia
Milani Blush Corallina Burberry Lipstick Redwood Chanel Saga Swatches
Swatches (L to R):  Milani Blush in Corallina
Burberry Lipstick - Redwood 304
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Saga
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6 comments:

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    1. Hi Rashmi..your comment seems to have disappeared before I could get around to replying...but anyway from what I remember you had mentioned MAC Red Brick and Persua. I think the two are pretty similar and most people wont need both, but I think you would like Persia. It is a beautiful color and definitely one of my favorites.

      Amazon hyaluronic acid serum - yes I still use it and find it effective but I will try to post a review on it soon so I can give a longer answer. Btw..there is quite a bit of light in the photos....that could be why my skin might look better...if it does :D

      And thanks for the comment :)

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  2. Sorry radhika

    ahem ahem ....
    Thanks for the long reply
    I deleted myself galti see
    jaan bhujh kee
    sorry again
    and thank you for replying
    much appreciated

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  3. I was just watching a song from Piku on Youtube and thinking she looked fabulous! The eye look is exactly like hers and looks so good on you! I can't seem to get away with very dark liner as it accentuates my already bad dark circles. I have Redwood and haven't used it in a while - combining it with a lighter sheer pink is such a nice idea!

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    1. Thats the exact same problem I have too! Using a warm brick/brown eyeshadow along the lashline helps offset that quite a bit...and thanks :) :)

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