Party season is fast approaching which means it time to rock that ultra-glamorous smokey eye! Don’t be afraid of this striking style, it’s easier than it looks.
Pick the right shade for your eye colour
Green eyes: Grey and plum smokey eye.
Blue eyes: Gold or copper.
Brown eyes: Navy and grey.
Keep in mind that you can use any colour to create a sultry smokey eye, but you’ll need 2 colours in contrasting shades (dark, and light).
Start with your eyes first
You want to do your makeup backwards, by starting with your eyes instead of your foundation. As you apply dark colours to your eyes, the shadow is likely to drop onto the skin, which can then be removed with a wet wipe or makeup remover. If you have foundation on beforehand, you would have to remove your foundation and start again otherwise the shadow drop will make your foundation appear grey and dull.
Sweep the darkest shadow across your lashes and up into the crease of your eye then blend it out (in a V shape). A smokey eye shouldn’t have any harsh lines. Using a brush in circular motions, lightly buff the shadow into the crease of your eye.
Take your lightest shade across your whole eyelid and under your brow. This will act as a highlight.
Still using the light shade, colour the inner corner and the middle of your lid. This brings attention to the eyes and sets them wider apart. You can also take this shade underneath the eye on the lower lash line for more impact.
Once your shadow is done, define your eye with a black liner along your top and bottom lash lines.
Tip: For an ultra-dramatic smoky eye, use a black pencil liner and smudge it along the lash line. This blurred finish adds depth and emphasis.
Apply your mascara. 2 – 3 layers will create thicker, fuller lashes (don’t overdo it, otherwise you’ll get clumps).
Hold it all in place with a few sprays of setting spray.