The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Look at the subtle tones in your eyes that you want to bring out and choose shades similar to those. If you're unsure which color to use, look for an eye shadow set that includes three or four complementary colors. Tightline the inside rims of your eyes to add extra darkness.
Next, pick the lightest shade and apply it on the inner corner of your eyes and below your eyebrows' arch (on top of the highlighter you applied earlier). Step 2: Define your eyebrows with your favorite brow product (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony), and then prep your lids for the eye makeup applying an eyeshadow primer.
Line your upper and lower waterline with a black eyeliner pencil. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara to complete the look. To highlight the inner corners of your eyes, use a shimmery cream eyeshadow. You could also try a dark blue or purple eyeliner, or if wearing blue or purple eye shadow already, try a bronze or gold metallic eyeliner.
Featuring affordable eyeshadows from the brand Makeup Geek, I have gone for a neutral brown shade selection. As with all eye makeup looks , apply a nude primer all over your eyelids to set the eyeshadows and make sure the effect lasts all day long. Using the same technique as for a classic smoky eye, use your lightest shade of eyeshadow on the inside corners of your eyes and directly under your eyebrow, above your crease.
Brighten the eye by applying the lighter shell eyeshadow all over the eyelid. What is great about this look is that you can amplify it by contouring with the proper eyeliner classic brown eyeshadow shades to give depth and create a more intense look for the evening. A few coats of mascara, either black or dark brown, perfectly finish off the look.
Line your upper lashline while holding the pencil as close to the lashline as possible. When you're doing a smokey eye, make sure you use a concealer for your under eye circles to avoid raccoon-eyes. For even more color dimension, lightly dust an orange eyeshadow to the inner corner of your lower lash line and olive green to the top lash line.
You can try this look even if you have dark eyes. I'm not trying to be mean, but I would love to see when you make some kind of mistake well applying eyeshadow, lashes, liner or even mascara. Use the same eyeshadow on the lower lid, gently blending it with the medium brown color.
With a flat brush, apply the blue eyeshadow on the outer corner of your upper eyelid. To achieve that sexy smoky effect, apply a dark gray color along the crease of the eye, blending it gently from left to right as well as onto the outer corner of the eyelids.
Make sure that your medium (lid) color does not have a harsh divide with your dark (crease) color. The best makeup brush for a smoky eye is a domed eyeshadow brush, which is rounded at the top. Line your upper lashline with a liquid or gel eyeliner and create a wing.
Using a flat brush, apply nude shimmer eyeshadow. Gently apply a hint of brown eyeshadow in the crease and towards the outer corner of your eyes. You can blend this color upwards beyond your crease and into your highlighter if you want. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara to finish.
Make sure that the darkest point still remains at the outside corner of your lash line. You should notice the color on your lids blending gradually into the pink on your crease. To define your crease, use a flat brush and add some brown eyeshadow into the crease area.
Then, sweep the brush in soft, broad strokes across your lid at the places where the different shades of eyeshadows meet. It also makes my eyeshadow last longer, and it doesn't smudge as much. Clean your eyeshadow brush with makeup brush cleaner, face wash, or shampoo and water.