Creating a smokey eye


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.
Looking for more? Try Jane Iredale Fix mascara. 

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 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 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.

  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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