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The Lady is a Vamp...

Jessica Palmer

Nothing says drama like a smokey eye!

A while back I had the pleasure of doing a shoot with the talented photog JennaRae...for these shots we wanted a very dramatic smokey eye...to help emphasize the dark socket I intentionally muted the model's brows...

Mary (the model) could seriously be wearing dirt on her face and still look gorgeous tho so my job was pretty easy! ;)

For the eyes I started with blue as the base and brown in the crease and then layered matte black on top of it.  Try Dior's 5 pan eyeshadows in Gris Gris and Navy Design. And look at those lush lashes! Fakies of course...love me some Ardells! I used mostly bronzer and a soft sweep of peach on the cheek...that way the eye was the focus. Pale pink lip completed the look.

Ashley styled the hair on this shoot...I LOVE all of the texture in this updo! Don't you?!

Layers and Layers of black beads...this necklace is all one piece attached in the back by chain. It actually belongs to me and is from H&M. One of my fav accessories!

Here is a tutorial on a very similar look...simply substitute in more black if you want the level of drama that Mary has in these pics!

There was a time when I would wear dramatic makeup a la Kardashian almost everyday! I had it down to a science and could whip out a uber-dramatic smokey eye in minutes! Nowadays...smokey eye is reserved for special occasions! So what about you...is a smokey eye a regular look for you?  Only on the weekends? Never?

 

Cheers to layers of beads, and to Drama in your makeup but NOT in your life!