Lindsay Richardson Loves Kristen Stewart's Smoky Eye
If you're like me and are constantly running around from point A to point B, sometimes you have to resort to doing your makeup on the go. Try this easy and quick smoky eye to take you from day to night in an instant.
Applying the Base Color
To save time when I am on the go I use CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blast ($8.49; drugstore.com) because this duo shadow stick fits nicely inside any size bag. Start from the outter corner of your eye and apply the lighter shade evenly over the entire lid to the other corner making sure not to go above the crease.
Highlight the Corner and Lid
Next, use the darker side of the stick and apply the color in the crease of your lid starting about halfway and continue to the outter corner of your eye. Now, using either your finger or a eye shadow brush blend the darker shade into the lighter shade, and touch up any areas that need it. The outter corner of the eye should be the darkest point so you may need to layer the darker shade on to get the full smoky eye effect.
Line Your Lids
To complete your look, line the inside of your lids with a dark brown or black eyeliner. I love L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome Eyeliner in black ($10; drugstore.com). If you want to punch up your look for a more dramatic effect, create a thicker line. Finally, don't forget about mascara. I use Almay One Coat Triple Effect Mascara ($8.19; drugstore.com) on my top lashes to get a mass of dark black ashes. On my bottom lashes, I use Estee Lauder More Than Mascara since I want my lashes to be separated and not quit as full.