Make-up Tutorial: Smokey Eye!
A smokey eye look is a trend that never out dates!
In terms of eye makeup, is there anything sexier and more sophisticated than the classic Smoky Eye Look?
There sure isn’t! That’s why almost every page of today’s magazines has a picture of a stunning model or a celebrity sporting (what else?) – the smoky eye look!
So, if you feel you are ready to join this fabulous team, and you too want to master the Smoky Eye technique, you came to the right place!
Smokey eye makeup is typically composed of shades of grey, brown and charcoal shade. These colors are usually matte and dark that is why it is considered to be a perfect evening makeup because of its shades. Although there are some dark blue shades that can be considered to be under smokey as well. The primary colors of the smokey makeup look are fuelled by darker colors of the color palette.
Here is my step by step guide on how to achieve this smokey eye look above! I was heading to a shoot last Wednesday evening and this is the look I did:
1. Using a mix of the NEW Urban Decay Naked foundation and Inglot – I applied a good coverage foundation base using my MAC foundation brush.
2. Contouring the hollows of my cheeks and temples, I used NYC New York Colour Sun 2 Sun All Over Bronzing Powder (READ REVIEW HERE) and defined the areas using a contour brush. This creates the illusion of a slimmer face and enhances your bone structure.
3. I then applied my St Moriz Bronzer (READ REVIEW HERE) which has a shimmer in it to the apples of my cheeks. This gives your cheeks a really nice glow and fresh shimmery look to them.
4. Next Eyebrows: Using MAC Embark and an angled brush I filled in my eyebrows, following the natural shape of my brow.
5. Moving onto the lids, I applied my Soap and Glory lid primer -this is an essential step if you want your eyeshadow to remain crease free with strong pigmentation.
6. Using a flat shadow brush I applied a matte cream shadow from my Inglot palette all over the eye area to create a clean base. Next I applied a loose light gold dust called ‘Mango Pink Shimmer’ from Face It Makeup all over the lid and lightly blending up into my eyebrow area.
7. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied a dark matte brown shadow from my Inglot palette into the crease and blended. The best thing to do here is work in a letter C motion, back and forth through the crease and down towards the outer corner of the eye.
8. Using the same brush, I applied a warm reddy/bronzy tone of brown into the crease area. Blending up the eye! This adds more colour and really accentuates the use of brown tones, which really flatters the eye area.
9. Using a small definer brush, I applied the same dark matte brown under the eye – creating a thin line and a smokey look.
10. Next step: lashes, I used the SoSueMe fashion lashes. The SoSueMe lashes come with glue but I always use my own DUO glue from MAC. Duo glue is by far the best eyelash glue on the market. So if you looking for your lashes to STAY – get this! (You can also purchase SoSueMe lashes HERE for only €8)
11. Using my Inglot black gel liner (READ REVIEW HERE), I applied a medium line/stoke to the upper lash line, flicking outwards to create that winged liner look.
12. Using my Soap & Glory kohl black eyeliner, I lined my lower waterline.
13. I then applied two coats of my black Soap and Glory mascara to my lower lashes and ran the brush lightly over the top lashes. This helps blend in your natural lashes with the falsies!
14. Using my dark nude lip liner from I think Rimmel (it’s that old), I lined my lips to create fuller lips.
15. Finally I applied my new nude Inglot lippy and added some Vaseline over my lips for a gloss!
I hope these steps help you achieve a smokey eye look too!
Best of luck!