A Feature: 5 part smokey eye


Smokey eyes were always very daunting to me and I stayed away from them for a very long time. But here is a simple way for you to get a smokey eye in 5 easy steps and this is what I do and it works every time.

1. Primer:

Apply an eyelid primer to stop your shadows moving around, it will also prevent creasing. 

2. Base:

Whether you're applying a cream eyeshadow base or whether you prefer to go for a powder eyeshadow, this is the step you apply this as much as you like. A cream shadow can be used on it's own or you can apply powder shadows over the top to add to the intensity.

3. Blend, Blend, Blend:

The one tip I would shout from the rooftops if I could. And using a mid tone matte brown shade (depending on the colour you've chosen) but a mid tone brown is perfect for a transition colour and I just use this on a fluffy brush and blend the edges of the shadows so there's no harsh lines and everything just looks smooth. Once this is done, you can then go in with a darker shade and blend this in to the crease and on the outer V of your eyes. You can also then ppply an even darker colour to the very outside if you prefer, depending on the look you want and how dark you want it to be.

4. Gel or kohl:

If you want to apply eyeliner, or if you simply want to add some extra smokey-ness to the look, then take a gel or kohl eyeliner or even a matte black eyeshadow, and apply this right to the base of the top lashes for some extra depth and definition. Then using a clean pencil or shader brush, go over this to smudge it out slightly so it's not a perfect line. Then for more intensity repeat the step. You can just apply the eyeliner again but this time don't smudge it and you have a nice contrast to go wit the whole smokey look. Once that's done it's time for step 5.

5. Smoke it out:

A smokey eye isn't complete until you have smudged one of the shadows along your lower lash line, whether it's the mid tone transition shade, the base you put down, the darker shadows you used or even the eyeliner you used. Something like this short shader brush are perfect for applying the product as the bristles are so densely packed it applies just the right amount, you can then turn it around so it blends it out along the lower lash line. 

This is such an easy look and if I can do it then so can you. Let me know what you think and if you have tried this method. Thanks for reading.

Do you have any simple steps for creating a smokey eye?

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