As the fashion week season rolls on, I’m excited that College Fashion Week is bringing some of that glamour to Boston! Even though I’ve been a college alum for…a long time, I’ll be attending the College Fashion Week experience at Royale in Boston on Saturday, September 29th. It’s such a fun event to kick off the fall!
To get excited for Saturday night, I’ve teamed up with Ulta Beauty to show you exactly how I get my favorite smokey eye look!
I always start with clean, moisturized skin. As a girl with skin that is both dry and prone to acne, I’m a huge fan of gel-based moisturizers. My absolute favorite is Clarins Hydra-Essential Cooling Gel* but at the moment I’m using Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Gel-Cream. It has a light scent and I can really feel it seeping into my skin without getting sticky! I like to do my skincare routine at least ten minutes before starting my makeup. That way, the products really soak in, dry, and have time to get to work!
I love primers. Seriously, I have what looks like a collection of primers. I don’t know why I need all of them, but I do, okay? I just feel like they all have different purposes and work for different situations! Maybe? Anyway, since my evening makeup is usually much heavier than what I wear for the day I use a heavier primer like Laura Geller’s Spackle Supercharged Under Makeup Primer*.
While my primer sets, I get started on my eyes. I like to do my eyes first so that if I make a mistake or need to re-do something, I’m not taking off all my makeup and can easily cover it up with my concealer products later.
To get my easy smokey eye For College Fashion Week:
I tap on Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base* from lash line to brow. My favorite palette is Too Faced I Want Kandee because it includes all the different finishes and colors that allow me to create my version of a smokey eye. I use a fluffy brush to cover the entire lid in Ice Cream and then add a light layer of Cream Puff. Next, I take a flat liner brush and fill in the crease and outer eye with Sugar Plum. Then I press a thick amount of Sparkling Cider from the inner corner to the middle of my lid. I use my fluffy brush to blend and even things out as needed. I dab NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk* in the inner corners and just under my brow bone to open things up a little bit. I use a liquid liner by Lancome and Benefit’s They’re Real mascara to finish it off. I’m still learning the art of the eyebrow but I try to clean them up with Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Pencil*.