Creating a smokey eye

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Smokey eyes

You have loved the smokey eye on celebs like Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson and Emma Watson. Now, it’s time to recreate that glamorous style on you. Trust me; it’s not as difficult as it seems. But remember, Halloween is gone so don’t overdo the look.

Here are a few simple steps for creating the smokey eye effect-

Prepare the eyelid- Start off by applying primer or an eyes shadow based on the eyelid crease to prevent melting of colors and keeping the area oil-free. Swipe the base and let it dry.

Eyeliner application- Apply the classic black Dior crayon eyeliner by drawing a thicker layer in the middle. For a jewel-hue effect use a contrasting green or blue shade. Pencil liners smudge the best as compared to liquid ones.

Blending of colors- Always blend colors in the bottom of the lashes. Smudge the colors slightly with your eyeliner. You have to pair the lighter eye shadow colors with darker ones. So, apply a light creamy base and then swipe some darker shades. I personally love the Mac black eye shadow because it blends well. Also, the touch of bluish pearl adds some great shimmer.

Finish with mascara- You will need more than a couple of coats of mascara. I prefer the water proof mascara as it lasts longer. Always let the first coat dry before applying another.

Some tips to keep in mind are-

  • Always blend in the deeper colors first
  • Keep dark shades below the crease
  • Eye shadow brushes help in faster and even blending
  • Blend colors into lash line to make eyeliner less prominent
  • Use an eyelash curler before applying mascara for naturally curly lashes
  • No, you don’t get a natural smokey effect by getting punched in the eye.
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2 Responses to “Creating a smokey eye”

  1. Jill Goode Says:

    Thanks for your ARTICLE and photos! I love mascara, Great eyelash curlers and all things Lashes.
    You may want to read reviews on Amazon.com about Hot Lashes heated curler, Makeup artist Kit..Absolute best out there~!
    Makes my eyes POP and Keeps my lashes curly till the next day. They also have a HotLashes.com website and a coupon code Hot2 for 15% discount at checkout~!
    Major Rave, the Rolls Royce of curlers..They have an amazing sturdy gold curler similiar to the SHU one.
    hth~…:)

  2. Connie Roberts Says:

    “If you want that authentic taste get some five spice powder from a chinese food shop, also a cookbook!”

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