A smoky eye is one of the easiest ways to go glam for a night out. Celebs love trying out the sultry look while on the red carpet and three such stars did that at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday: Penelope Cruz, mommy-to-be Olivia Wilde, and Sandra Bullock. Though widely used, the effect isn’t always so simple to get, thus celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip is giving us the details on how to get the perfect smoky eye with Physicians Formula products.
Step 1: “Begin smoking out the eyes with a dark eyeliner—I like the new Physicians Formula Sexy Booster™ “Ooh La La” Sexy Eyes Trio ($12.95) because it has three different tools to help me get the intensity and definition I want. Line the inner rim on both the top and bottom of the eye with the kohl kajal (it’s waterproof so the rich pigmentation will stay put). If you want to add a winged look like Olivia Wilde, use the felt-tip marker for a bolder, cat-eye definition. Or, if you want to go a little softer, trace along the upper and lower lash line with the automatic eyeliner pencil.”
Step 2: “For the lids, try the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in Smoky Nude Eyes ($10.95). Beginning with a medium color, use the brush included in the palette to apply the shade all over the lid. Next, choose a light, highlighting shade and apply this to the brow bone. Afterwards, apply a dark shadow shade along the top and bottom lash lines and blend into the crease.”
Step 3: “Make your eyes pop with full, luscious lashes like Penelope Cruz’s. After curling lashes with an eyelash curler, apply the new Physicians Formula Sexy Booster™ “Va Va Voom” Volume Mascara ($9.95), which features a volume boosting brush for long, curvaceous and full lashes. I recommend applying multiple coats to the top and bottom lashes for a more dramatic effect.”