Creating a smokey eye
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.