PRO TIP SHEET
Makeup artist Blair Patterson’s top smoky eye tips
1. Avoid raccoon eyes
“If eyeshadow falls, a lot of people rub it off. That’s the biggest mistake,” says Patterson. If you apply eye makeup first, followed by foundation, you can just clean spills off with a wipe. Better yet, slap on two under- eye sheet masks while you work to catch any fallout. “I put them on as I’m doing eyeshadow, and once I’m done I take them off. [The spills] are gone and the skin is also moisturized.”
2. Just keep curling
“Asian eyelashes are usually poker straight,” says Patterson. “I curl them three times: once before I do anything; once when I’m done with eyeshadow; and then once after mascara.”
3. Follow your eye shape
I f you’re doing a multi - shade smoky eye and you have a monolid, without an upper eyelid crease, apply the colours horizontally along the lid. “Go from darkest to lightest, from lash line to brow,” explains Patterson. On a double eyelid with visible folds, start at the inner corner and work your way out, applying shades from light to dark.