Creating a great smokey eye entails more than “knowing how to do your makeup.” It’s all about perfecting it. Just as majestic as the little black dress, the smokey eye is our absolute go-to for special occasions and play dates. It’s the look that allows us to run wild with our imagination and venture into a world of artistic experimentation! Now, where shall I began?
Start by choosing the right color makeup for your eyes. The goal is to make your eye color POP!
Brown Eyes: A brown eye looks exceptional in different shades of blues and greens. You can smoke it out with forest green, or liven it up aqua blue paired with a dark brown.
Blue Eyes: Take the scenic route! Create a sunset eye by using a reddish brown shadow or liner along the lash line, copper on the lid, a dark brown in the crease, and fade out the to the brow bone with a light champagne.
Hazel Eyes: Varying in multiple hues, hazel eyes are best smoked by playing off splashes of color. This dynamic make the eye color pop. If opting for plums, throw in a pale green or shimmery gold to play with the golden hues of your eye color.
Drama Queens: If you're looking for a bold eye, opt for blacks, gunmetals, charcoals and olive greens. Add glitter, a winged liner, the works. This look has no limitations.
Be Internet Savvy: Pinterest has so many smokey eye tutorial images - utilize them! It's always great to have an easy, step-by-step guideline in front of you. You'll learn how to tackle each step, and practice makes a world of difference.
Blending: I always find that most tutorials don't stress this enough. Blending should be your new BFF. Blending helps to create the smokey look by using an eyeshadow brush to smooth out the edges. This will add a faded effect and is what ultimately makes for a flawless application.
Let the madness begin! Channel your inner Picasso and show us what you got!
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