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September 2, 2009

Aveda “Smoky Eye” Makeup Application

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Aveda “Smoky Eye” Makeup Application

A staple smoky black eye at first glance, this take on the classic look has a hidden patch of blue on top of the lid from a touch of blue shadow. It’s turned up a notch, says Aveda global makeup director Rudy Miles, who refers to the look as “Panda Eyes.” A heavy eye like this is perfect for a night out on the town.

HOW-TO STEPS

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    Tools:
    Flax Sticks™ Professional Makeup Brushes—
    #1 Small Eye Color Brush
    #3 Large Eye Color Brush
    #5 Eye Smudger Brush
    #7 Brow and Lash Brush
    #9 Blush Brush
    #11 Lip and Concealer Brush

    Products:
    Petal Essence™ Eye Definer—920/Black Orchid
    Inner Light™ Loose Powder—01/Translucent
    Petal Essence™ Eye Duo Color—995/Jasmine/Black Tulip
    Petal Essence™ Eye Duo Color—987/Honeycomb/Bluebell
    Inner Light™ Foundation—02/Aster
    Inner Light™ Concealer—02/Balsa
    Nourish-Mint™ Renewing Lip Treatment
    Mosscara™ Conditioning Formula with Iceland Moss—900/Black Forest

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    Step 1: Using Black Orchid Eye Definer, encircle the eye connecting at inner and outer corners. Also, apply color richly from lash line to ½ of lid below crease.

    Step 2: Blend and diffuse upper edge along contour using the Eye Smudger Brush.

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    Blend and diffuse lower lash line with the Eye Smudger Brush along lower edge.

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    Set lid with Translucent Loose Powder using a Large Eye Color Brush.

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    Apply Black Tulip Eye Color Duo over Black Orchid application.

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    Using the Small Eye Color Brush, apply Bluebell Eye Color Duo to the center of the eye from lash line to contour.

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    Set lower lash line with Translucent Loose Powder. Apply Black Tulip using the Eye Smudger Brush. Apply Black Orchid to inner rim of lower lash line (optional).

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    Brush well-groomed brows into place using the Brow and Lash Brush, leaving them natural. Apply Black Forest Mosscara™ to upper and lower lashes.

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    Balance complexion using Concealer, here Balsa, and the Blush Brush. Create a hydrated, matte complexion using Dual Foundation, here Aster.

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    Using the Lip and Concealer Brush, blend Concealer, here Balsa, with Renewing Lip Treatment to create a nude lip.

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    Finished look.

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