Rachel Zoe’s Makeup Artist Demos The Perfect Smoky Eye For New Year’s

Joey Maalouf isn’t just a celebrity makeup artist—he’s Rachel Zoe’s makeup artist. As in he spends a lot of time with our favorite designer and stylist even shares his expertise a beauty contributor for The Zoe Report. Today, he‘s kindly imparting some of his know-how to us by walking through a simple-yet-sultry smoky eye, perfect for an end-of-year party. We’ll let him take it away:

This New Year’s Eve, make jaws drop with glamorous makeup. This look is all about the eyes, so you’ll want to keep your skin simple—foundation and bronzer are all you’ll need. Next, we’ll create a sexy smoky eye with unexpected colors like khaki, green, and gold. Once we’re finished, you’ll be ready to make your wild entrance into 2014.

Step 1: Base

For a smooth canvas, start out by applying a foundation the color of your chest, which will be a few shades darker than your face, all over your face (undereye area included). I prefer to use a beauty blender to apply foundation—to use, first apply dots of product to the face, and then blend with the blender tool.

Step 2: Bronzer

Bronzer is the key to a beautiful glow. Find a shade with a warm shimmer and apply it to the sides of your forehead down to the temples; dust it on your cheekbones and jawline to highlight bone structure. I love to apply bronzer with a blush brush—it does all the blending for you!

Step 3: Eyeliner

Using a black waterproof eyeliner pencil, line your top lash line. Next, using a small fluff brush, smudge the eyeliner from the inside corner to the outside of your eye to create a soft, smoky effect with a seamless fade.

Step 4: Eyeshadow

Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply a satin-textured shadow in an ivy green on top of the eyeliner, which will create a base for the shadow to pop. Next, apply gold shadow to the inner corners of the eye—this will create a candle-lit effect that will look amazing in pictures.

Step 5: Mascara

To finish things off, brush three coats of volumizing mascara on the top and bottom lashes. Want to sex up your look? Add soft demi-strip false eyelashes to the outside corner of the eye. Happy New Year!

To get more makeup tips from Joey, head to The Zoe Report!

Photo: Stephen Busken

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