Here’s the “next post” I was talking about on my previous blog updates post—this was intended to be just a personal, sentimental type of post filled with photos from our Media Noche (it’s a Filipino tradition where a midnight feast with relatives is held to welcome the New Year), but when I saw the close-up photos of my eye makeup I really couldn’t stop laughing and face-palming… so I thought of doing a post on what you should NOT do when creating smoky eyes to commemorate my mistake! 😆
It’s a good thing I wore that makeup look to just our Media Noche because if I went out on an ordinary night with those eyes, I’d lose all respect for my “supposed” makeup skills! Check out my embarrassing eye makeup faux pas below (I mean, I know this was the very first time I tried to do smoky eyes and it was perfectly okay to commit a mistake and all, but still)…
Not that anyone would want to redo this eye makeup look (I know I wouldn’t LOL), but just in case you’re curious, I used Urban Decay Smoked and tried to recreate the “Enigma” look found in the booklet included with the eyeshadow palette. It made use of the following items packaged with the palette: Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime the eyelids and the area below the lower lash line, Freestyle for the crease to the brow arch, Kinky to highlight the brow arch, Urban Decay Eyeliner in Perversion to line the lash lines and water lines, Rockstar to shade the area from the upper lash line to the crease and to line the area right below the lower lash line, and Loaded for the crease, which I blended with Rockstar; and the following other makeup from different brands: MAC Eye Brows in Lingering to shade and thicken my eyebrows, MAC Brow Set in Girl Boy to color my eyebrow strands, MAC Prep + Prime Lash to prime my eyelashes, and Benefit They’re Real! Mascara to thicken and lengthen my eyelashes.
The problem was that I obviously overdid EVERYTHING (even the eyeshadow primer, my goodness), especially the part where I used the Loaded shade. It was as if I shaded the entirety of my eye sockets! I think it was because the shade is called the way it is, so for some reason my brain interpreted the instructions as “load your eye with Loaded” instead of just “shade your eyelid crease with Loaded,” hence the horrible black-eye HAHAHA. I used just two brushes and one line softener, too (the Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush from the Make Me Classy 12-Piece Essential Kit, the Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush from the Mr. Bunny Travel Kit, and The Body Shop Line Softener), which probably caused a problem because the two dark shades looked muddied due to inefficient blending and the edges weren’t softened effectively, as well.
I thought of *slightly* remedying the situation by dabbing the excess areas with eye makeup remover, but my mom motioned for us to leave already so I ended up shading my eyelids more to balance them out instead (my right eye was shaded crookedly at first), because that was much quicker to do. Ugh. 🙄
…okay, enough of my horrible eye makeup blunder (and social suicide)! At least we all now know what NOT to do when trying out a smoky eye (or was it just me unaware of this?). I’ll post a regular (and much better) eye makeup look the next time, probably with my Laura Mercier Artist Palette for Eyes or my Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette! Wait for it! 😉
Have you committed a huge mistake with smoky eyes (or eye makeup in general), too? What did you do wrong and where were you headed? Share your funny stories below!