A little bit sultry but not too over the top, smokey eyes are the go-to glam look for any girl on a night out. Some people worry that a smokey look is too beyond their skills, or that it requires a professional technique but it’s actually easier than you could possibly imagine! In order to create a runway worthy smokey eye all you need is a good set of brushes and the colours you’d like to use. Check out our guide to super simple (and sexy!) smokey eyes at home!
#1 Choose your colours
Prepare your smokey eye look by choosing what colour you’re working with. Choose the darkest colour first, and then choose one a few shades lighter. For the inner corner you will need a light colour such as white, cream or pink. Traditional smokey eyes are a variation of grey or black but you can use any dark, rich colour you can imagine.
#2 Apply your colours.
Divide your eyelid into three segments, the first segment is the inner corner of your eye to just after your eyelashes start. Block in the lightest colour here with a good eye shadow brush, and don’t worry about blending. Apply your second colour in the middle of your eyelid, which is your second segment, and then follow it up by blocking in the darkest colour in the outer corner of your eye.
With a good quality brush just drag your colours from lightest to darkest with soft rubbing motions. This will soften the lines between the colours and allow them to blend into each other. Don’t worry if you’ve dropped any colour under your eye or in an unwanted place, a smudge of concealer will clean that right up. Blending is so important, make sure all your colour seamlessly runs and don’t worry if the darkest colour lightens up a bit.
A liquid eye liner on your eyelid will bring the look together, you can always drag a little of the darkest colour underneath your lower-lashes and add some sparkle or glitter to create a more glamorous look.
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