Who Is Crystal Hoyt

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Crystal Hoyt is a Country Recording Artist and Songwriter. For the past 3 years she has toured the country as part of the country trio Trailer Choir. (She has recently gone solo) "Earlier this year I was recovering from a surgery, and I was just BORED! I began writing every day. I started thinking about all the questions that I would get asked on the road the last few years. I had become quite a "do-it-yourself" girl with hair, make-up, fashion and fitness. I never mind giving away my tips. Since I supported myself as a make-up artist for years before making it in music, there will be lots of beauty tips and advice. I will share advice on fitness, and travel. I love wine, shoes, cooking and shopping, so I'm sure that you will see plenty about all of that here too. Basically, I'll be sharing info on just about anything I enjoy or I'm curious about. And of course I will be taking you along for the ride on my musical journey! Hope you enjoy - Knowing me, I'm sure it'll be an interesting one!" To view full bio - Please visit www.crystalhoyt.com

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Time For Dramatic, Smokey Eyes!

I went out two nights ago- The story and video of my eye look for the evening follows below... And I even filmed myself WITH OUT MASCARA!! Sweet Baby Jesus!

So the night before last, I decided to go out and "Do Nashville!" ... which means go see and hear what Nashville is all about. LIVE MUSIC! So I got all dressed up for the first time in what feels like FOREVER, and hit the town. I saw a couple of really great shows and ended the evening with my friend Erica for a few cocktails at Whiskey Kitchen.

It was a blast - first real "outing" alone since the surgery! And I feel great so far...
Since I was getting all "gussied up", I decided to document my FAVORITE eye look... A Dramatic, Smokey eye! I clipped some of the time, so don't be fooled into thinking that all of this can be done in less than 10 minutes...If you want a great smokey eye, be prepared to spend some TIME on your make-up for this.

Here are a few more tips to go along with this look..

-If you have an uneven complexion, start with a foundation that matches your skin tone. Make sure that any imperfections are well covered before starting a smokey eye. You want to have about a medium coverage with this look, and cover any and all redness. This look calls for a smooth, creamy looking skin... It's a look all about the eyes, so be sure to properly conceal.

-I like to apply a little bronzer lightly under cheekbones, nose and forehead, and then apply a neutral shade of blush to the apples of the cheeks.

-Usually it's best to wear a very neutral shade of lipcolor with this look. I like to use a nude/1 shade darker than my natural lipcolor creamy lip pencil...lightly line, and then fill in the entire mouth with pencil. I will skip any lipstick here and instead just top the liner with a clear or neutral, shimmery lip gloss.

This video is full of some of my favorite products, and ALL my signature tips, tricks, and techniques for a smokey eye.

Hope you have fun creating a Sexy, Smokey, Dramatic, Eye... and next time I'll show you how to apply the False Eyelashes that complete this look!


  1. OKAY, I love the tutorial on smokey eyes! I am going to have to practice before my next fun night out:-) I am thinking brushes are key..Thanks Crystal, so Awesome!

  2. Love the tutorial-thanks for sharing!!