Our smoky eye instructions are simple and easy to follow and will show you exactly how to create smoky eye make up in as little as 5 minutes. Blending is of course the key to perfect smoky eye makeup and you will need to ensure that your colors are blended correctly. Another smoky eye make up tip which is also one the most eye shadow make up tips is to pair light colors with dark colors.
How to Do Smoky Eyes
The first step to smoky eye makeup is to prepare your eye lid. In order to do this you will need to ensure that your eye shadow does not melt into the crease of your eyelid and to do this you will need to start with an eye shadow base.
Next you will need to apply your eyeliner. If you are aiming for a black, brown, or gray smoky eye makeup, you will need to apply eyeliner in one of those colors just above the upper eyelash line. You will need to make the line thicker in the middle of the eye.
To create color on the bottom lashes, which is the key to smoky eye makeup you will need to use a lighter eyeliner. Once applied, you will need to smudge this for your smoky effect.
The next step is to apply a light base color to your eyelids. You should apply this over the eyelids to your browbone.
Next you will need to blend in a darker color. The color you choose will need to be kept below the crease of the eyelid. Once you have both all this done the next thing you need to do is create your smoky look. You will need a darker eye shadow color for this. Use your eye shadow brush and start blending in the color starting at your lash line and blending upwards. You should make sure to blend the color into the lash line so that the eye liner disappears. Stop the darker color once you reach the crease in your eyelids.
The next step is to double check what you have done, and ensure that both eyes match. If you need to blend some more color, this can be done using a Q-tip.
Finish your smoky eye makeup look with several coats of mascara.
By following our step by step smoky eyes guide you will have the perfect smoky eye make up look that will last all day long.