A smoky eye look is a classic makeup technique that can be worn for a variety of occasions. It’s a versatile look that can be achieved with different colors, textures, and intensities. In this guide, we will go over the steps to create a smoky eye look that can be customized to your liking.
There are many different techniques and variations of the smoky eye look that can be achieved. It would be difficult to cover all of them in such a lengthy tutorial. However, here is a general overview of the steps involved in creating a smoky eye look:
Gather your tools and products
To create a smoky eye look, you will need eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow in a dark color, a lighter eyeshadow color, a blending brush, a smaller brush or a cotton swab, and mascara. You may also want to have eyeliner and false lashes on hand for a more dramatic look.
Prime your eyelids
The first step in creating a smoky eye look is to prime your eyelids. Eyelid primer is a must-have product when it comes to creating any eye look. Not only does it help your eyeshadow last longer, but it also helps to prevent creasing and smudging.
To apply eyelid primer, start by dotting a small amount onto your eyelids and blend it in using your fingers or a brush. Make sure to cover your entire eyelid and extend it up to your brow bone.
Apply a Base Eyeshadow
Once you’ve primed your eyelids, it’s time to apply a base eyeshadow. Choose a neutral color that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone. This will help to create a smooth base for your smoky eye look and make it easier to blend your other eyeshadows.
Apply the base eyeshadow all over your eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush or your fingertips. Make sure to blend the edges of the eyeshadow to avoid any harsh lines.
Add depth to the look
Take a smaller brush and apply the same eyeshadow color to your lower lash line, blending it out towards the outer corner of your eye. Use a clean brush or a cotton swab to blend the edges of the eyeshadow, creating a gradient effect.
Highlight the inner corner and brow bone
To add more depth to the look, choose a slightly lighter eyeshadow color and apply it to the inner corner of your eye and along your brow bone.
Finish the look by applying a coat of mascara to your upper and lower lashes.
Add eyeliner and false lashes. For a more dramatic smoky eye, you can also add eyeliner to your upper and lower waterlines, or tight lines (the space between your lashes and waterline). You can also add false lashes for a more dramatic effect.
Remember to blend blend, and blend to get a seamless and smooth finish. It may take some practice to get the smoky eye look just right, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different techniques and products until you find the look that works best for you.