The smokey eye is a classic look that can look gorgeous on everyone! The trick is in choosing the right colors and applying them correctly. The smokey eye is actually a versatile look because you can choose colors to match the occasion and your mood.
7 Steps to bombshell eyes
Prep your lids with an eye shadow primer so the color will not run.
Choosing the right colors
Choose two complimentary colors in a light and dark tone. Classic smokey eyes usually use a light grey and a dark, gunmetal shade. Other hues to try are a pale violet and purple or beige and a metal brown.
Use light colors first
Apply the light shade across your entire lid to above your crease line.
Darken it up
Using an angled eye shadow brush, apply the darker shade in the crease of your eye, along the outer corner of the eyelid and across the upper lash line.
Don’t forget the bottom
Apply the same darker color along your bottom lash line.
Line the eyes
Next, take a black or brown eyeliner and apply to your upper lash line and gently smudge.
The finishing touch
Finally, apply 2-3 coats of a volumizing black mascara.
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SheKnows Beauty writer, Tiernan McKay reminds us that learning the tricks of the trade for eye makeup is one thing, but it’s just as important to make sure you look awake.
“Either way, it’s time to wake up your complexion!”
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