I love a good smokey eye and last Thursday celebrity makeup artist, Claudia Betancur proved that it never goes out of style. Claudia used some of my favorite L'Oreal Paris makeup products on Colombian actress, Sara Corrales to create a clean, cool and chic makeup look for the Premios tu Mundo awards. The smokey eye, bold lashes and nude lip were the perfect contrast to Sara's white tuxedo jacket-inspired dress.
I must tell you that the L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Concealer is the bomb! I'm a big fan of concealers that not only provide coverage but also brighten the area underneath my eyes. It's also great for all you gals that like to contour! You can find it at your local pharmacy for $12.99!!!
Below are the "how-to" steps to recreate Sara's smokey eye straight from Claudia Betancur.
STEP 1: For the perfect canvas, apply 3 pea-size dots of the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Oil-Free ($24.99) which works as a skin primer and creates a smooth, firm base for foundation.
STEP 2: Apply the L'Oréal Paris brightening concealer Visible Lift Blur Concealer ($12.99) by dotting it in a line under your eye, starting at the inner corner (the inside of the bridge of your nose) and working to the outer edge of your eye.
STEP 3: Follow up with L'Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation ($14.99) which works as a a lightweight base and apply it lightly, starting with your two cheeks, blending it outwards.
STEP 4: For full brows like Sara’s, outline the shape of your brow using L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor in Brunette ($8.99) at the bottom hairline and then brush the hairs upward by using its brush to spread the color. Towards the end tail of the brow, draw it in lightly if needed.
STEP 5: Claudia says purple is the new modern take on the smoky eye. Apply the violet shadow found in L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects Eye Shadow Quad in Unforgettable Lilac ($9.99) on the lids, then blend the darker purple shadow into the creases.
STEP 6: For a discreet smoky eye, use an eyeliner and outline lids with L’Oréal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in Deep Black ($8.99) which will smudge naturally.
STEP 7: Finish off the eyes with bold lashes using the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara ($7.99) which will widen the eyes and give you a doll-like effect.
STEP 8: To create a sexy nude lip, mix a matte lipstick with a gloss. Fill in your lips with the matte lipstick using the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Lipcolour in Eva's Nude ($8.99) and finish off with one layer of a gloss using L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Balm Crayon in Ginger Candy ($7.99)