The makeup artist hooked you up and you left smokey-eyed and happy.
You got whistles and compliments galore.
You are loving your new look.
Then you woke up the next morning, realized that you have to try and do it yourself...and you're lost.
Now, many department store makeup-artists will supply you with a cheat sheet, for when you are home and have to try to replicate the look yourself. But sometimes they accidentally get thrown out, get smudged up, or lost in translation...she wants me to put the what, where?
Well never fear.
A few makeup companies heard the cries of frustration and came running.Stila. Makeup-artist extraordinaire Jeanine Lobell, came up with an ingenious product that actually TALKS you through the process of obtaining a great smokey eye! It's remarkable. The original Smokey Eye Palette ($40) is pictured here, but it also comes in emeralds and bronzes...both of which I'm loving right now. Get yours at stila.com or sephora.com.
Another ingenious product comes with the instructions and the coolest brush I've ever seen. It's by Bare Escentuals and it's their Smokey "V" Eye Tutorial ($32 sephora.com). It comes with everything you need to complete the look...even a detachable tip-card. Genius.
Last, but not least, is this eyeshadow trio from Vincent Longo. It's his One, Two, Three Trio Eyeshadow pallette ($30 sephora.com) and it's another great product. Each of the colors are labeled One, Two, and Three, so that you know where to put them. One is applied as a wash over the entire eyelid, from lash to brow. Two is used in the crease and Three is used to define the lash line and shade the outer corners of your eyes. Fantastic.
Grab one, or all three and have fun!
photo of stila compact courtesy of stila.com
other photos courtesy of sephora.com