How NOT to Do a Smoky Eye

25 Jan

We’re big fans of “Jerseylisicous,” a reality show on the Style Network that follows the employees of the Great Gatsby salon.

These girls are not scared of big hair or dark makeup. But they need to tone it down.

Here is the Glam Fairy Alexa doing her signature smoky eye – which is basically just slapping some gray eyeshadow on this poor girl, and little else.

That woman is a professional makeup artist. She was the HEAD makeup artist at a salon, and branched off to start her own business. Could she have not at least put some foundation on the model first? And she’s only putting on concealer to hide her mistakes! Since she wasn’t wearing any other makeup, why not use makeup remover? There are just so many things wrong with that.

The comments may be the best part. If you have some time, check those out.

And because we can’t leave you with that, we wanted to show you how to actually do a smoky eye without ripping someone’s face off or getting gray shadow all over their face.

Here’s a real makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge. She’s awesome. Watch and learn.

Look at that! She cleaned up with a cotton swab! She didn’t try to rip her skin off with concealer!

xo, 

Red & Pants

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2 Responses to “How NOT to Do a Smoky Eye”

  1. Amber January 30, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    LOL, I love jerseylicious, but yeah that was a tad bit sloppy, but comparing Alexa to the other lady wasn’t a fair comparison.. the other lady for one did the makeup on herself, and two had more time then 3:40 minutes 😛 It’s way easier to do makeup on yourself I find then on other people as well… 🙂

    • Leann January 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

      I don’t think time is really Alexa’s issue: http://youtu.be/a2qTiwO-Kqk

      And I agree, doing makeup on yourself is definitely easier than doing it on other people.

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