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Recently I worked on a portfolio photoshoot for Hannah Bracken, a young model just starting out on her modelling journey. I created two looks for her, a daytime natural look (tutorial coming soon) and an evening sultry smokey eye look.

Here’s Hannah’s sultry smokey eye look.

Hannah Bracken - sultry smokey eyes

Photography: Nik at Elegant Exposure (warning: some shots on the site NSFW). Hair & make-up: TasnimMUA

Here’s how you can get the look yourself.

1. Prep & prime skin by moisturising well and applying skin primer. Let skin absorb for 5 – 10 minutes before applying foundation. While the skin absorbs the moisturiser, move on with the eyes.

2. Apply a good quality cream shadow in a neutral shade like MAC Paintpot in Groundwork all over the lids. You can either use a socket brush or a regular flat shadow brush.

3. Apply a matte finish medium brown shadow, like Tease (from Urban Decay Naked2 palette) to the centre third of the eyelid.

4. Add a shimmery highlight shade, such as Busted (from Naked2palette) to the inner third of the eyelid. Lightly blend together using the brush used for the lighter shade.

5. Using an angled brow brush, apply a dark brown shade to the outer third of the lid. The darker the better, try Darkhorse or Hustle (Urban Decay Naked palette) . Use the edges of the brow brush to create a winged out soft V-shape. Blend into the medium brown shadow shade.

6. Line the upper lashes with a creamy kohl pencil or gel liner. I used MAC Blacktrack but a kohl pencil works nicely when smudged into the lashline.

7. Curl lashes and a coat of mascara. I used Benefit They’re Real mascara with a spiked ball disposable wand (I used Catwalk Catherine from Pro Makeup Shop) to add length and define the lashes. If you want thickness, then use a regular bristle brush mascara wand.

8. Wipe away any shadow fallout from under the eyes.

9. Apply cream compact foundation lightly over the face with a flat foundation brush. I used a combination of shades 1 and 2 of Daniel Sandlers Catwalk Compact. Start from the centre of the face and blend outwards. Go back over areas that need more coverage. Pat/ press over areas where brushstrokes are visible and blend the foundation into skin.

10. Conceal any areas of pigmentation or blemishes with a concealer brush loaded with a bit of the cream foundation. Press onto the skin that needs concealing. Avoid wiping as you’ll smear the foundation base.

11. Conceal undereyes using a good quality cream concealer. For undereyes, I prefer the Art Deco Camouflage Creams. Load onto a concealer brush and pat & blend onto undereye area. Once applied, set with powder and the Art Deco Camouflage Cream becomes water resistant.

12. Fill in brows using a soft brow pencil in the same shade or a shade lighter than natural hair colour. My favourite brow pencil is Anastasia Brow Wiz and once applied, brush through brows with a clean mascara wand to blend pencil with your natural brows.

13. Add a touch of powder blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend up towards the hairline. My go-to palettes are Blush By Three by Sleek MakeUP or my trusty Crown Brush 10 blush palette.

14. Fill lips in all over with a light red lip pencil like MAC Half-Red.

15. Apply a red lipstick over the top using an angled brow brush for precision. My Sleek Makeup Lip4 palettes hadn’t arrived in time for this shoot so I used my Sephora lip palette.

16. The finishing touch is to dab an iridescent gloss in the centre of the lips. My favourite gloss for this is Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in Candlelight.

Spritz some Urban Decay All Nighter finishing spray over the face and you’re good to go.