How to Get a Great Smokey Eye

A smokey eye can be sexy but elegant, classic but fun. The great thing about a smokey eye is that you can dress it up for a black tie gala or down for a shopping day with your girls. It’s also a great eye look when you want to go crazier with your lips – it doesn’t distract from the fun colors, but it’s still noticeable. Use this useful guide to get the perfect smokey eye. 



Step by Step Instructions:

  • Start with a clean moisturized eyelid.
  • Dab on some concealer around your eye and blend it.  A popular concealer is Mac Studio Finish.
  • Start by lining the upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner. It’s okay if it’s a little messy.
  • Apply your eyeshadow primer.
  • Next, use a smudger or your finger to smudge the eyeliner. 
  • Pick three shades for eyeshadow: preferably a black, gray, and white. Apply the darkest shade over the eyeliner, and use a brush to smudge it out to the lid.
  • Take the medium shade and apply all over the lid, starting at the base and going until the crease. Use another brush to blend out. 
  • Blend the hard lines
  • Use the lightest shade to highlight – apply subtly underneath the arch of both eyebrows.
  • Apply a lot of mascara (many coats). You’re done!



Start at the base of the eye and work your way up!


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