The Kjaer Weis Smoky Eye

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Makeup can be transformative, but if you don’t exactly know what you’re doing then creating a sophisticated makeup look like the smoky eye can go wrong quite quickly. The first time I ever attempted this now classic technique, the effect was more of a dramatic black eye rather than the soft, sultry vibe I was going for. Have you had a similar experience?

We asked Kirsten Kjaer Weis to share some pro tips with us on how to create the smoky eye look without overdoing it. The Kjaer Weis eye shadows lend themselves perfectly to the job, too. Remember that smoky doesn’t necessarily mean that the color palette will be in the cool, grey range. It’s more of an application technique that can be used with warmer colors, too.

Here’s what Kirsten says about achieving the perfect smoky eye…

“The most important thing to remember when creating a smoky eye is layering. You don’t want to go from a naked eye straight into a dark color. You want to build it slowly. Start with a neutral color like Cloud Nine then go in with Wisdom, a slightly deeper shade and end off with your darkest color like Divine. You also want to take these colors under the lower lash line for a perfect smoky effect all around the eye. It’s best to slowly layer in order to get the soft overall look by building in intensity. I personally find if you go from pale to dark you run the risk of ending up with raccoon eyes, but if you can build softly, it becomes an understated, sexy smoky eye.” —Kirsten

Have you created a smoky eye look with Kjaer Weis? What colors would you use?

One thought on “The Kjaer Weis Smoky Eye

  1. I am OBSESSED with this brand and super excited to see you featuring it (and stocking)!!! I love Amazed and have seemingly misplaced my 4 Kjaer eyeshadows but I will find them and use them with much love! I’ve hit the pan on some of my KW lip tints. Such beautifully buildable colour and SO good for your lips!

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.