Get The Smoky Eye Look Step-By-Step
Love the drama of the smoky eye look? Learn how to recreate this beauty trend with tips from a pro. Your makeup for prom will have you standing out – in a good way.
Eye makeup on prom night is an accessory that's just as important as a girl's shoes. Here's how teens can create a celebrity smoky eye look with their own collection of shadows and brushes.
How to create long-lasting smoky eyes
Painting your face is like painting a canvas. Whether you're a born artist or just dabbling in the genre for the evening, you want your makeup for prom to be perfect. "The smoky eye is about shadow placement and blending, making the colors appear seamless," says Jaclyn Peresetsky of Skin Perfect, who provides the following step-by-step tutorial for creating the coveted smoky eye look.
Overdo your eye shadow? Quick fixes
When it comes to trying out a dramatic new beauty look, be sure to give your new makeup tools several trial runs before the big event to experiment with your eye shape and get the best results. However, a shaky hand or butterflies on prom night can have you making an unwanted oops with your brush or wand. No worries.
"When dark shadows fall under the eye area, use your concealer brush as an eraser to pick up and remove any falling eye shadow," advises Peresetsky. "For mascara mishaps, use a dry Q-tip with a press and twist motion on the spots dotting the lid."
Keep your makeup in perspective
In case your BFF isn't the type to tell you if you've overdone your makeup, it's important to keep the following in mind: "If the eyes are dark, keep the lips light and make sure you use bronzer to contour those cheekbones," says Lauren Ballard, Hard Candy makeup artist.
Sophistication on prom night is the goal, but the smoky look can be appropriate for teens, Ballard adds, because "smoky eyes can be done with browns or charcoals or even deep blue tones to keep it fun and youthful."
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