HOW TO - SMOKY EYE




I always have people asking me how to do a “Smoky eye”. Its one of my favorite ways to do my eyes. A smoky eye is great because it can be toned down for daytime or glam to the max for night time.

This is one of those techniques that may seem intimidating at first but as soon as you’ve done it once or twice you’ll be a pro. The secret to smoky is blending, and color selection. Once you have that down, you'll be smokin'.

What You'll Need

Eyeshadow Primer
2 Eyeliners (1 slightly darker than the other)
2 Eyeshadows (a light base and A darker hue for the smoke)
Mascara

Prep the lid.
You want to make sure that you have no oil on your eyelids, or your shadow doesn’t stand a chance. An eyeshadow primer applied over the entire eyelid will help your shadow stay put all night.
Apply eyeliner.
Apply liner in color of your choice over the lash line making it extra thick in the middle of the eye right above the pupil.
Apply Color Below Eye
The key here is to use an eyeliner shade that is slightly lighter than what you are using on the upper lid. Apply underneath the entire eye and smudge it. You can also use eyeshadow if you want a “smudgier” effect.
Apply Base Color
The key to a smoky eye is to pair a light base color with a darker shade. What type of color you use depends on what style you’re looking for but my favorites to use are champagne, pale violet, and cream shades without too much shimmer.
Sweep shadow all over the eye lid right up to the brow bone, and across the entire width of the eye.
Blend in darker color
Now that you have the base and eyeliner on, it's time to get the smoky effect. You need a darker eyeshadow shade. Using an eyeshadow brush blend in color starting at your lash line, blending up. Make sure to blend color into the lash line so the eye liner disappears. Stop deep color at crease.
Mascara
Finish with several coats of Super Volume Mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
Have fun with your colors. You don’t always have to use the basic cream and coal combo, mix it up!!!! Try purples and blues and golds and greens. There are so may color combos you could use a new one every day.