A smokey eye makeup is a timeless trend . It has been around for centuries and has remained a staple of beauty and sexuality for women, much like the little black dress. Smokey eye makeup is typically obtained through the use of shades of brown,gray and charcoal . These colors are usually matte and dark that is why it is a perfect evening time makeup. I will be presenting you the smokey eye tutorial with as many details as I can.
Step by Step process to our Smokey Eye Tutorial
First things first, we begin our smokey eye tutorial by applying light foundation to the whole eyelid.
Apply a dark brown eyeliner gel to the moving eyelid. You can go all out with a full black eyeliner gel, but I believe the contrast that the dark brown brings to the table a touch of glam to the makeup.
Clean the brush of any excess eyeliner and then soften the edges of the eyeliner gel.
Using a blending fluffy brush start fixing the eye shadow. Begin by applying the lightest color to the crease and arch of the eye, then brown eyeshadow at the crossing between the black and light eye shadow.
Using a flat brush fix in the black eye shadow.
Keep adding black eyeshadow, and then blend in the edges between the light and dark colors.
Add a highlighter pigment to the inner angle of the eyes, as well as the arch.
Apply eyeliner gel to the lower eyelid, softening the edges.
Add light , brown and then black eyeshadow in order to achieve a soft transition between colors.
Add a highlighter pigment to the edge of the eye and blend in the colors softly.
Apply black make-up ink at the base of the eyelashes, black mascara to the upper and lower eyelashes.
This is optional, but you can add fake eyelashes to bring the makeup full circle and obtain that extra wow factor that you get when coupled with smokey eyes. If you decide to apply fake eyelashes, make sure to leave the glue to dry on the lashes for 5 minutes, to allow it to dry and disappear. Then come back with an extra layer of black make-up ink at the base of the lashes.
Products Used for Smokey Eye Tutorial
- Kat von D Lipstick
- Makeup Forever Aqua Brow – Eyeliner Gel
- Eyeliner Gel – Atelier Paris
- Eyeshadow color palette – Atelier Paris
- Pigment PP21 – Atelier Paris
- Kiko Black Mascara
- Fake eyelashes adhesive – Atelier Paris
If you would like more details on the subject or if you have any questions, objections, hateful comments or highly deserved praises to offer please do not hesitate to leave a comment.
Also, if you have any makeup styles that you would like to see me do a tutorial off, do not hesitate to ask in the comment section bellow.
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You need to build up to the desired color. Not just grab some black and “go to town” on your eye. 🙂 tips and tricks 😉