1) My friend Shannon:
I applied primer, concealer, foundation and then applied a 'powder guard' to catch any fallen shadow while working on the smokey eye (I would later go back and apply a podwer that matches Shannon's skintone) - I always start a smokey eye by applying concealer to the entire eye area and then choosing a natural eyeshadow 'base' shade
The next step is to apply the darkest colour along the lashline and up into the lid (I went with black)
Once the darkest shade is applied, its important to pick a medium smokey shade (I decided on a grey-blue) to apply into the crease
The next step is to BLEND, BLEND, BLEND and then BLEND some more...... I also applied a highlight shade into the upper brow bone and in the inner tear-ducts!
Using a darker shadow to frame the eye-brows and then applying black eyeliner, mascara and blending a bluish shade into the upper lash-line are the finishing touches - for a classic smokey eye look, I would finish this off by applying a sheer pink gloss, but I wanted 'Drama' and 'Glam', so I went with a brighter and glam lip....
Since Shannon is cool toned, I decided that she could rock this hot pink shade!
2) Kristin - I wasn't able to get as many photos of Kristin's makeup application, but I did get a great photo of her finished makeup look:
Kristin is not used to wearing a lot of makeup, so I didn't want to go with an uber-glam look - I decided to go with a softer variation of a smokey eye and a warm berry lip. I applied an eggplant shade from the lid into the crease and then a gold shade on the lid. I used a dark brown eyeliner because Kristin had a warmer, golden undertone to her skin - I then blended the eggplant shade into the upper lashline. I used a warm peachy-brown blush and then mixed a red-berry lipstick with a bronze-gold lipstick to create a warm berry shade!
Here is Kristin with her eyes closed, so you can see the eggplant shade blended in a more smokey fashion into her crease with the gold on the lid!
I had a lot of fun doing these makeup looks on Shannon and Kristin!!!