27 Jan 2019by Ella

How To Do Smokey Eye Makeup

How To Do Smokey Eye Makeup

How To Do Easy Smokey Eye Makeup The Easy Way

Here is one of the easiest and most simplest ways to apply or do smokey eye makeup. The below picture tutorial is best for beginners that are looking to know how to do smokey eye makeup in a simple easy way that dose not require any expert technique or makeup skills.

I am going to show you how to create the perfect smoky eye, first a step by step in pictures, then I am going to explain it in a mini tutorial.

Let’s jump into it….

What You Need

  • Primer
  • Concealer
  • Black Liner
  • Mascara
  • Smudge Brush
  • Eye Sweep Brush
  • Eye Shadow Brushes
  • Three to Four Colour Eye Shadows from Light to Dark

Smokey Eye Makeup Step by Step Instructions

If you are looking for smokey eye tutorial for beginners have a look at the following smokey eye makeup picture tutorial:

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You will always get better results especially if it is your first time doing a smokey eye on your eyes, is to select dark shades eye-shadow such as black, blue and greens. This will help hide any imperfections if our hand and technique is still not up to the level you want to be.

How To Do Smokey Eyes Step By Step With Pictures

Step 1

To create the ultimate smokey eye, you need to start light and gradually build intensity with darker colours. Before anything and to avoid your eye makeup smearing, budging and settle into fine lines, gently pat some primer over your eye lids and under your eyes to ensure your makeup stays put.
Alright now your are primed and ready to go, you will start out with a transition color this is one of the most important steps when creating a smoky eye. To do this use a blending brush and some bronzer which will act as your initial transition shade.
This is your lightest shade and should be applied all over the lid of your eye with an eye sweep brush, I get mine from Bobbibrown. This will be your base shade and will create a smooth surface for the darker colours to be applied evenly.
Once applied blend it back and forth throughout your crease and then upwards towards your brow bone. Now in with a brown shade and pretty much apply it directly over top of that transition color to deepen it up.
It is important to allow the edges of those dark shades to flow into something. So make sure to apply a medium shade and apply it as a face for the dark eye shadow.
NOTE: If the ever have your black eye shadow turn into a bluey gray color as time goes on during the day, it is because it’s oxidizing with the oils on your eyelid. So applying a brown or medium shade as a base will prevent this from happening.
You can also dust a medium shadow shade on your lower eyelid. Apply it to the crease using a eye shadow brush, keep building up the layering of the medium eye shadow until you get the desired intensity, you can also apply a darker medium shadow in the crease of your eyelid to get a more dramatic look.
Smokey Eye Makeup Guide

Step 2

Using a good preferably gel eyeliner or Smokey Eye makeup with Kajal Liner, apply a thick line along the upper lash-line of your eye. Remember to neutralize any shadows under your eyes by blending a creamy concealer that has a thicker consistency compared to liquid concealer, this will help not let the black/dark colours settle into your eyes creases.

Step 3

Once the medium shade is packed into place and blended out, you need to start going in with your first layout of dark shadow. You will need to use a flat top eye brush, and use a patting motion to pat it in place rather than rubbing it.

NOTE: Fall out does often occur when shadows are smudged out, so patting it in place will minimize the fallout.

When blending a dark shadow, start from your lashes to the crease of your eye and then apply the shadow along your lower lash line, try using an angled brush to do this.
Your smoky eye shade does not have to be black, it can be any colour such as gray, navy, shimmery brown, plum, or even forest green, which will all add a sexy element of surprise to your look dramatic smokey look.
Applying more dark shadow where needed to build up the intensity and always apply it from the outer corner to the inner corner but stop where it meets that crease to save some room for blending.
Once you are happy with how the eye shadow is looking, return to a blending brush and start to blend out the edges.
NOTE: I find that sweeping back and forth throughout the crease works the best. This step will take a good three to four minutes so don’t get disheartened. If you are having a little bit of trouble with the blending, feel free to pick up some of the medium shade you used at the start and lean it back and forth throughout the crease pretty much as you did with your transition shade and this will help link everything together.
Once you are happy with how things are looking so far, you can if you want return to a flat top eye brush and this time you are going in with a shimmery dark shade. Apply it directly on top of that dark eye-shadow, I usually do this if I feel like the dark eye shadow is looking quite dull on its own and really want to spice things up a bit.

Now that all your colours are in place, start to define your eye with a creamy black eye pencil. Drag the pencil along top and bottom eyelash lines, making sure there is no skin showing between lashes and the line you are drawing, then do this to your inner bottom lash line too by gently pulling your under-eye skin downward to get access, this will give a more dramatic look.

Remember that a smoky eye should not have any harsh lines, circles or patches and should be softly blended at the edges. Use a Q-tip or a smudge brush, to lightly smudge the shadow at the crease and along bottom lashes or any area that needs a bit of touching up.

How To Do Smokey Eye Makeup

Step 4

Now layer 3 to 4 coats of mascara on your eyelashes for the ultimate full lash effect, and if you want to open up your eye area amidst all the dark smoky black shadow, blend a shimmery highlighter along your brow bone and over the inner “V” corner of eyes.
Hope you guys benefited from this easy step by step instruction guide for smokey eyes, please leave all your comments and suggestions down below for me so I can provide you with better content and read your thoughts on each post.
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