We’ve posted a few 1920s makeup looks before, but it’s hard not to keep coming back to that flapper favorite (and modern trend), the smokey eye. Just ask our previously featured art deco Hollywood style icons Myrna Loy, Louise Brooks and Clara Bow…
So today I’m posting because I came across a really excellent video tutorial for smokey eyes the other day, and while there are a metric ton of “how do I do a smoky eye?!?” tutorials out there, I loved the simplicity of this one. Two steps, two products, and gorgeousness ensues.
- Laura Mercier Creme Eye Colour Brush
- Stila #30 Double Ended Shadow Brush
- Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat
- MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
- Urban Decay Primer Potion (you don’t see her use this in the video, but she mentions in the comments that she’s wearing it when it starts, and that she wears it “EVERYDAY. I swear by it.”)
So that’s it! I myself was a smokey-eyed bride, and I’d love to see more ladies embrace it. It’s such a gorgeous look, and so variable in its intensity. You can do it up crazy kohl-eyed flapper style, or make it a bit more subtle with lighter shades or a gentler hand. That said, let’s end with a few more pretty images to inspire, shall we? We shall!
The “Splendid Smolder” look from BHLDN’s new “Fancy Face” makeup how-to series.
Gemma Arterton in InStyle (May 2010). Image via TouchPuppet.