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Smoky Burgundy Eye Look – A Beautiful Mess

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Burgundy Eyes Hello, babes! Today I’m going to be walking you through this smoky burgundy eye look. It can be a little intimidating trying out a smoky eye, especially with a little bit of color. But after some good ol’ blending, this type of look really pops and looks killer with every eye color. I kinda love that it has a little bit of a 90s grunge nod but is still completely appropriate for holiday parties and a night out with the girls.

Although one of my signature looks is a winged liner, I love that you can get away with no liner when doing a darker smoky eye. For those of you that love your winged liner too, you know how much time that can save! 😉

Burgundy Eyes Burgundy Eyes DIYStep One: Using a shadow close to your skin tone, apply all over the lid to use as a base for your shadow. I’m using the color Peach Smoothie for this step.

Step Two: Using a medium sized fluffy brush, apply a slightly darker color to the crease of your eye. This will be our transition color. Using a windshield wiper motion, blend blend blend it into the crease. Seriously, blending makes this look, so don’t be afraid to go a little ham on the blending. 😉 For my crease, I used a tiny bit of the the color Sidekick.

Burgundy Eyes DIY Step Three: Now for the fun part. Using a small, flat brush, pack on your burgundy shadow color. Make sure you keep it just on the lid. It will look a little messy, but we’ll clean it up!

Step Four: Using your medium fluffy brush again, take a little of that base color you used in step one and start to blend out the crease of your burgundy to get rid of any harsh lines. This is the part that will need the most blending. The goal is to have your shadow look the darkest where your lash line is and then slowly fade into your skin tone. If you start to lose some of the color depth on your eyelid, just apply a tiny bit more of the burgundy, and then go back and blend. Blending with the lightest color will take away the harsh lines and make it so your color doesn’t go too far up on your lid. After blending out your lid, grab a lower lash brush and blend a tiny bit of that burgundy right under your eyes. Again, blend it out good so you don’t have any harsh lines. 🙂

Step Five: To add a little bit of shine, I applied a small amount of burgundy metallic shadow to the center of my eyelid using my finger, and then with a smaller brush, applied a pretty champagne gold to my inner corners.

Burgundy Eyes Step Six: Add a few layers of your most bombshell mascara, and if you’re feeling a little extra, add some false lashes for some drama, and you are done!

Just in case you’re curious, I’m wearing Bitter Pill on my lips and Heartbreaker lashes by House of Lashes. 😉 Rock your new burgundy eye look, friends! Lots of love, Sav.

Credits//Author + Photography: Savannah Wallace. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions. 

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Smoky eyes from around the world, part 1

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February nights up here in the Northeast are still long and cold, but it is also the month of romance, and we are in the mood to heat things up! The best makeup look to get in the mood? The smoky eye. It is always on trend, and there are so many variations: it can be done in pretty much any hue and can be sultry and deep or even natural looking. We are so lucky to have access to many creative and talented makeup experts, so we gathered smoky eye looks from our makeup artist and educators around the world and are now sharing them with you! Stay tuned in a couple of weeks for even more gorgeous smoky eye looks.

We weren’t always born knowing how to do the perfect smoky eye, so we learned from makeup artists around the world. And this is our gift to you. ~Jane

Australia, makeup artist Celeste Jackson: Pure Smoke

dark purple smokey eye look Step 1 – Champagne Silk Eye Gloss all over lid with fingers. Step 2 – Lightest shade from Sundown PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple on lid, highlighting to brow bone with Deluxe Shader Brush. Step 3 – Medium shade from Sundown on lid fading into crease, extending to outer & inner corners of the eye with Deluxe Shader brush. Step 4 – Medium shade from Black Plus Cream to Powder Eyeliner in outer & inner corners of lid, blending into crease as well as a thin line along bottom lash line with Eye Liner/Brow Brush. Step 5 – Darkest shade of Sundown along lower lash line with Eye Shader Brush. Step 6 – Dark shade from Black Plus Cream to Powder Eyeliner on lash line; add depth in outer & inner corner of the eye with Eye Liner/Brow Brush. Step 7 – Black Liquid Eyeliner starting at inner corner of top lash line, working into a slightly thicker line towards the outer corner. Step 8 – PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner with Jet Black PureLash Lengthening Mascaraon upper & lower lashes.

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Smoky eyes from around the world, part 2

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Here are four more beautiful smoky eye looks from our international educators and makeup artists who work with jane iredale. From gorgeous pink smoky eyes, to purple smoky eyes and even a nude smoky eye we hope these inspire you to get done up and heat up your nights with a hot, new makeup look. Japan, makeup artist Mina: Pink Smokejapan style eye makeup Step 1 – Champagne PurePressed Eye Shadow all over lid with Deluxe Shader Brush, and along lower lash line. Step 2 – Medium pink shade from Pink Bliss PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple all over lid with Deluxe Shader Brush and along lower lash line. Blend well. Step 3 – Burgundy shade from Pink Bliss in crease, outer corner of eye and lash line with Eye Shader Brush. Bring color along bottom 2/3 of lower lash line. Step 4 – Taupe PurePressed Eye Shadow in crease and in a ‘v’ shape at outer corner of eye with Crease Brush for a more dramatic effect. Step 5 – Basic Brown Eye Pencil along top lash line from inside corner outward, moving in small sections to fill in gaps between the lashes. Step 6 – Smoky Grey PurePressed Eye Shadow with Detail Brush in outer corner of eye. Step 7 – Complete In Touch Highlighter on brow bone with fingers. Step 8 – Favorite mascara on upper & lower lashes.

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Smoky eye tutorials and a giveaway!

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The holidays are here and this year we are spicing things up with the NEW Where there’s smoke… collection. The gorgeous Limited Edition Smoke & Mirrors Smoky Eye Kitwas designed to help you create amazing smoky eyes and the NEW Eye Sheres in Opal Silk and Gold Silk add a touch of shimmer on their own for a more natural makeup look, or can help create an even more dramatic eye look when used as a base. Keep reading for three gorgeous smoky eye video tutorials using the new Smoke & Mirrors Kit and for details on how you could WIN a Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Kit and both NEW Eye Sheres!

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jane iredale smokey eye kitIt’s here! We’re so excited to introduce this gorgeous new holiday collection for 2015. It includes Limited Edition In The Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit and Forever Red Lip and Cheek Stain.

The Limited Edition In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit holds eight shades to create your favorite smoky eye, from elementary to sophisticated. The shades include:

  • In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit with SwatchesBone – a matte creamy nude.
  • Pure Gold – a shimmery bright gold.
  • Dawn – a shimmery rose gold.
  • Iris – amatte cool violet.
  • Forest – a matte deep green.
  • Double Espresso – a matte dark cool brown.
  • Ebony – a matte black.

These highly pigmented eye shadows are easy to blend, sensitivity tested and stay put for a gorgeous, crease-free, long-lasting eye look to fit every event on your calendar this season. The kit also includes five step-by-step looks in a fold-out ‘how to’ guide. All packaged in an artful travel box with a mirror and dual-ended application brush. It’s the perfect gift for your favorite makeup maven or for yourself!

JustKissed Lip & Cheek StainForever Red Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain is the brand new addition to our award winning line of Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stains. This multipurpose lippy uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring. It is a non-drying, long-lasting, all natural stain that adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.The amazing ingredients include Olive Butter, Avocado Butter and Wild Rose Wax that help soothe and soften your lips. Plus Rose Flower Wax and Beeswax to nourish and moisturize. Giving you a custom, kissable pout that leaves you mistletoe ready at a moments notice.

What part of the new holiday collection are you most excited to try? Tell us below!

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Smoky eye makeup for every occasion.

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In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Smoky Eye Kit Closed and OpenOur new In The Blink Of A Smoky Eye Kit contains eight gorgeous shades for creating beautiful smoky eye looks for every occasion. From more dramatic looks to more subtle looks you’ll have office parties, family celebrations and date night covered. Here are three smoky eye looks you can create ‘in a blink’. Watch the video below and follow the step-by-step instructions. Then visit our makeover room here to create your own smoky eye looks. Have fun playing!

Fiery Smoke

  1. Line your upper and lower lashes thickly with theBlack/Brown Eye Pencil.Smudge with the Smudge Brush to soften the edges.
  2. Use the Eye Shader Brush to gently press Dawn over your entire eye lid.
  3. Use the Crease Brush to applyRose Gold to your crease, extending up and out in “cat eye” shape.
  4. Use the sponge to pressDouble Espresso onto the outer third of your eye lid and again along the upper and lower lash line, thickening and softening the liner.
  5. Blend well with Crease Brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply PureLash Extender & Conditionerand several coats ofJet Black PureLash Lengthening Mascarato your upper and lower lashes.
  7. Finish withForever Red Lip & Cheek Stainon your lips and to cheeks using your fingertips to blend.

Emerald Smoke

  1. Line your upper and lower lashes thickly with the Black Eye Pencil. Smudge with the Smudge Brush to soften the edges.
  2. Use the Smudge Brush to press Ebony onto the outer half of your eye lid, blending up towards crease. Blend over the liner to intensify and smudge the line.
  3. Use the Eye Shader Brush to gently press Forestonto your entire eye lid and smudge along your lower lash line.
  4. Use the Chisel Shader Brush to sweep Rose Gold into your crease. Blend well to soften any lines.
  5. Apply PureLash Extender & Conditioner followed by several coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascarato upper and lower lashes.
  6. Finish with Forever Red Lip & Cheek Stain on your lips and cheeks using your fingertips to blend.

Deep Smoke

  1. Line your upper and lower lashes thickly with the Black Eye Pencil. Smudge with the Smudge Brush to soften the edges.
  2. Use the Crease Brush to press Iris onto the outer two-thirds of your eye lid and into the crease, extending up and out into a “cat eye” shape.
  3. Use the Deluxe Shader brush to press Boneonto the inner third of your eye lid, inner corner of your eye and along your brow bone.
  4. Use the Smudge Brush to apply Dawn to your upper and lower lashes, thickening and softening the liner.
  5. Blend well with the Crease Brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply PureLash Extender & Conditioner followed by several coats of Jet Black PureLash Lengthening Mascara.
  7. Finish with Forever Red Lip & Cheek Stain on your lips and cheeks using your fingertips to blend.
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