How to Create a Smoky Eye Effect


smokey-eye-11Make smoldering eyes your best feature. This classic smoky eye effect suits everyone and will transform your look for night time, so learn how to create it with the help of this tutorial.

*Choose a color. A smoky eye is done with one color of eye shadow. Brown, grey, or black are good choices. Dark plum or navy are for the brave. Eyeliners should match

*Prepare your lid. Apply a thin layer of foundation across your lids. Better still use a primer or concealer. This will help the makeup stay on longer and appear bolder and more vibrant. Then, sweep on a flesh-colored shadow or powder.
Use a light shimmer if you’re feeling fancy.

*Pencil in. Using your pencil, trace your lashline. Always work from the inside and get thicker towards the end, flicking for a fancy and cat-eye fashion.
If you want your smoky eyes to look especially frisky, draw on your inner rims as well, this will give your eyes more wow factor and definition. Remember to blend with a Q tip or cotton bud, heavyness can make it look clumsy and unfeminine.


*Brush up. Start by sweeping on a layer of shadow close to the lash line with your eyeshadow brush, diffusing the eyeliner. Use your lightest colour here, a touch of white or pearl shimmer is great.
With a light hand, and a slightly darker colour, cover the middle of your lid fanning out towards the crease.

*Trace along your crease and socket then flick out towards the corner of your brow bone with a much darker colour, this is a sexy, smouldering look and gives your eyes heaps of definition and appeal.

*Apply a nude shimmering colour to your brow bone. By accentuating the highest point on your face you are bringing out your facial feautures and really complimenting your eyes.

*With a soft brush, blend away any harsh lines to make it a more soft ‘smokey’ effect.

*With a fan brush, sweep just under your eye to catch any fallout or powder that may have collected here.

*Take a white eye pencil and line your waterline up to the tear-duct, this will make your eyes appear wider, brighter and fresher and make you look more awake and healthy, also whiter eyes look more beautiful as well as bring out the colour of your iris.

*Apply two coats of mascara on curled lashes to polish the smoky eye look.