Smokey aqua eyeshadow.

For Siren’s eyes that softly beckon.

A blend of aqua and green washes over the lids like cool ocean waves. For a hazy seaside look that’s punctuated by a hint of buried treasure, a dot of gold pigment at the inner eye completes the look. Pair with peachy lips and wet-look hair if you really want to heed the Siren’s call.

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smokey aqua eyes

Shoot credits

Photographer: Kelly Defina at kellydefina.com
Makeup & Hair: Leonie Karagiannis at leoniekaragiannis.com.au
Model: Kate Mac @ Chadwick

aqua eye makeup how-to step 1

Start with a flawless base and always brush up brows. For softer fuller brows, fill them in using an eye shadow matched closest to the brow colour and apply using upward motions with an angle brush. Set with brow gel.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 2

Press an aqua eye shadow along the mobile lid and blend softer above the crease and softly to the inner brow. Wing out the shadow on the outer edge to elongate the eyes.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 3

Add a darker green eye shadow on the outer corner and half way along the socket line to add depth to the eyes.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 4

Line the lash line with black kohl pencil using an angle brush for a smokier eyeline.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 5

Place black kohl liner inside the waterline and working into the lower lash line.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 6

Smudge out black liner with aqua eye shadow along the lower lash line to create a smoky effect.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 7

Add a hint of gold pigment in the inner corner of eyes for a great contrast.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 8

Soften the lower edges using a wider tapered brush.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 9

Curl the lashes and apply at least 2-3 coats of mascara making sure to separate lashes between coats to avoid clumping.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 10

Using a powder blush, start at apples of the cheek and lightly blend up along the higher planes of the cheek, blending softer to the hairline.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 11

Lightly dab peach lipstick on lips for a subtle hint of colour.

aqua eye makeup how-to step 12

Finish with a liquid line on the upper lash line to complete the look.

smokey aqua eyeshadow

While perfect for spring as a look that works day or night, this subtle beauty look can also work brilliantly with an icy fall / winter colour palette.

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