Smoky eye looks don’t have to be difficult. If you have patience and are willing to blend, you can do it! You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to create it, I’m definitely not. It also doesn’t have to be black, it can literally be any colour you want it to be.
What I would normally use to create a simple smoky eye is:
- A cream shadow
- A powder eyeshadow in the same or a similar colour.
- An eyeliner (something waterproof).
- A brush to pack colour on and a couple of blending brushes to..blend 🙂
- A warm shadow (or a bronzer even) for the crease.
- I use a taupe shade in the crease too, but that’s optional
- A highlight shade for the brow bone and inner corner.
- Mascara and or lashes.
- Patience 🙂
There will probably be alot of fallout when you pack dark colours onto the lid, so I suggest doing your foundation or at least your concealer after you finish the eyes.
I did throw on a bit of foundation, did my brows, primed my lids and set them with powder beforehand.
I first grabbed one on the Maybelline Color Tattos in ‘Timeless Black’. I forgot how much I love these!
I applied a good amount of this all over my lid with a synthetic brush.
I used the sparkly black from my Pro Collection Palette from Fuschia Makeup.
On a blending brush, I took some of this taupe shade, again from the Fuschia Pro Collection.
To add a bit of warmth on a clean brush, I took some of the matte contour shade from the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Palette ( I have a full review of this here).
To help the blending process even more, I took a bone matte shade (again from the Fushcia pro collection).
Time some liner on the top lash line.
Completely optional, but I always tight-line my upper and lower water line.
Too add more light to the dark eye look, a little bit of shimmer in the inner corner never hurt anyone either 🙂
Thanks so much for reading (and reaching the end) 🙂